I admit it. I'm curious to see how Vince Russo would do in a creative role in today's WWE.
Sure, he has a very "unique" mind for wrestling, and is more often then not remembered for his bad ideas more so then his good ideas, but its been a long time since he has been a part of the WWE machine. Twelve years to be exact.
Since leaving WWE in 1999 for World Championship Wrestling, and later TNA Wrestling, Vince Russo has become a very controversial figure to most wrestling fans, mainly for his non-traditional way of writing or booking wrestling. During that time, WWE has come up with their own "creative writing team."
This is the same writing team that scripted Natalya's flatulence gimmick, and came up with "Santina" Marella. Real captivating television right there.
My main curiosity about Vince Russo returning to WWE Creative would be to see if he can capture lightning in a bottle for a second time. It was back around 1997, when Russo told Vince McMahon that his product was stale and dated and was in drastic need of a change. That's when the Attitude Era was launched, and the rest is history.
Here we are in 2012, and while the WWE product is not terrible, it is pretty redundant and stale. Same presentation, same style of booking/writing, just a whole lot of the same. I'm curious to know if Russo as head of creative, and with McMahon's polishing, could take WWE 2012 and bring out the best in it, by taking it to another level.
I know Paul Heyman could. Probably quite easily too, but unfortunately for us fans, it looks like Paul doesn't have an interest in coming back to WWE, or he probably would have returned by now.
I wasn't a fan of a lot of the sleaze WWE presented during the Attitude Era, and I don't want to see that in today's product, but I would like to see Vince Russo attempt to "upgrade" the creative of WWE, especially if he has people like HHH and The McMahons there with him to oversee his work.
The Rock and Brock Lesnar returning to WWE (even in limited roles) were both very positive surprises, and those guys can easily stand on their own with whatever they do.
But its the rest of the roster that can use some heavy creative upgrading. How boring is Randy Orton these days? He shouldn't be either, because he's loaded with potential, it's just a case of poor booking for him and his character.
Currently, Russo is a free agent. I know at the moment, he is enjoying taking time off, but it will be interesting to see if a WWE return is in his future. As a fan who wants to see some creative shake up in WWE, I'm interested to find out if Vince Russo can bring a spark back to the company.