Pro Wrestling: The Vince Russo Special; Item on a Pole Match

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Pro Wrestling: The Vince Russo Special; Item on a Pole Match
Time to swerve!

Mr. December 70th is back!

I hope my fellow creatures out there had a merry Christmas. 

Xanta Klaus brought me everything on my list: Best in the World CM Punk shirt, Stars of RoH DVD, pack of black socks and Ring of Hell: The Chris Benoit Story, which I'll review once I finish the book and its Dave Meltzer approved pause for laughter.

Not everyone had a merry Christmas, though. Vince Russo's kids had to fight each other off to see who could climb the tree first and retrieve their presents. 

Cheap joke aside, we're now entering Russo Time!

What's Russo Time, you may ask?

Russo time is: when a match, storyline or angle makes no sense, any unnecessary swerve occurs and there happens to be a horrid gimmick, like this. Russo Time usually leads to a Cornette face moment.

Russo has a deep and sick love affair with gimmick matches and giving regular matches gimmick names, like the Thanksgiving Thursday (even though TNA tapes on Tuesday) Thong Thunder Knockouts match.

Which brings us to the one of the worst gimmick matches in the history of pro wrestling: the dreaded item on a pole match, also known as the Russo Special.

Special thanks to R.D. Reynolds and the great guys at Wrestlecrap; their books are great reference material.

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