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    Samoa Joe: Blame it on Russo



    "You want me to break the silence on that? I don't like getting in verbal spats with people who I don't think are worth my time or my effort and a dude in particular is Vince Russo. This cat, I don't have a problem with Vince Russo. When he left I just told him, it is what it is. He always had 22 million reasons for making the decisions that he made. But when Hogan and Bischoff came in they said, 'Oh we have this great idea. We are going to do this thing and take you off of TV and re-brand you. Do all this other stuff. We do this kidnapping thing and you come back as a psychopath.' I was cool with it.

    I sat at home for 3 months on a b---hing ass vacation. I had one of the best vacations in the history of vacations. Paid vacation. Getting ready so I call them back week after week, 'What do you guys need me to do'. They would say 'We are still coming up with something'. Vince Russo with his infinite ridiculousness just said, we are short on babyfaces. So I get a call saying, 'Joe we need to bring you back to TV.'

    So I asked him, how is it that you are going to bring me back. He said, I don't know how just yet but we need to bring you in. So the dude couldn't write his way out of a kidnapping. The only reason why I bring this up is because he has the audacity to blame all of his silliness on other people. And by the way wrestlers, pro wrestlers all over the world and people in the business, stop whoring yourself out to shoot interviews. This man couldn't write his way out of a kidnapping. That's how much respect he had for the product, how much respect he had for the fans and that is indicative of his style of what he did. He was the head writer at the time and this is the way he felt that was admissible. Now I know this little b---h is going to go back on a shoot and talk all of this s--t."
    So WrestlingInc broke the show of Joe talking about the kidnapping that took place on Impact many moons ago. IT's pretty sad and depressing to hear this, we kinda knew, but how do you do something like that to one of your most popular guys and not have the light of the end of the Tunnel for it? I remember when Joe came back he was more vicious, but it wasn't the Joe we wanted and remembered from before. I swear wasn't it too long before Joe joined the Main Event Mafia?

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    Re: Samoa Joe: Blame it on Russo

    The most amazing thing about this recent conversation is that I've learned AON is even more of a waste of space than I thought he was previously

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    Russo strikes again haha. Couldn't write his way out of a kidnapping is superb.
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    Re: Samoa Joe: Blame it on Russo

    He did this with the Hummer storyline in WCW. If you don't have an ending, don't have the story line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MC 16 View Post
    He did this with the Hummer storyline in WCW. If you don't have an ending, don't have the story line.
    The hummer angle happened in the summer of 1999 while Russo was still in the WWE. To be honest, it was actually Russo who threw out an explanation who was driving the hummer a year later. Russo's awful writer, but he sometimes gets blamed for things he didn't do. Case in point, the Mae Young birth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    The hummer angle happened in the summer of 1999 while Russo was still in the WWE. To be honest, it was actually Russo who threw out an explanation who was driving the hummer a year later. Russo's awful writer, but he sometimes gets blamed for things he didn't do. Case in point, the Mae Young birth.
    My bad then. But my point is the same to everyone, not just Russo. If you don't have an ending to a storyline, you shouldn't start it. Also, who was at fault for the Mae Young hand Birth?
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    God I remember actually ENJOYING TNA back then. Fucking hell I'm an idiot haha!

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    Re: Samoa Joe: Blame it on Russo

    Quote Originally Posted by MC 16 View Post
    My bad then. But my point is the same to everyone, not just Russo. If you don't have an ending to a storyline, you shouldn't start it. Also, who was at fault for the Mae Young hand Birth?
    Yeah that's the problem I have with it the most. It's one thing to do a storyline and it doesn't work out to the point fans get behind people and take interest in it, but to not have a way to finish it is so sad to hear. I mean Joe was on top of the world by then, did he even need such a thing to get over I think not.

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    Re: Samoa Joe: Blame it on Russo

    Quote Originally Posted by Kairi HoHo View Post
    Yeah that's the problem I have with it the most. It's one thing to do a storyline and it doesn't work out to the point fans get behind people and take interest in it, but to not have a way to finish it is so sad to hear. I mean Joe was on top of the world by then, did he even need such a thing to get over I think not.
    It seems chaotic to me. If this is was the ideology behind every storyline (rarely having an ending mapped out) then it's no wonder that they never really progressed further then they did.
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    Re: Samoa Joe: Blame it on Russo

    Quote Originally Posted by Kairi HoHo View Post
    Yeah that's the problem I have with it the most. It's one thing to do a storyline and it doesn't work out to the point fans get behind people and take interest in it, but to not have a way to finish it is so sad to hear. I mean Joe was on top of the world by then, did he even need such a thing to get over I think not.
    This was an Impact after he had just had a TNA World title match with AJ, and was having really good promo exchanges with Flair as well, they just dropped the ball massively & Russo is a bastard for that kind of thing though isn't he? Granted, not EVERY bad storyline in a company he works for is his fault, but it's no coincedince (apologies if I've misspelt that) that companies go downhill whenever he gets involved.

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