Vince Russo

Mostly Credited As: Vince Russo
Sometimes Credited As: "The PowersThat be"
Vinnie Ru
Vic Venom
Mr. Wrestling III
The Informer

Birth Name: Vincent Michael Russo
Date Of Birth: January 24, 1961 (Age 55)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Vince Russo

TV Appearances

Impact Wrestling (2004)As: Himself - Director of Authority / Booker (2004 / 2006 - ?)
WCW Monday Nitro (1995)As: Himself (2000 - 2001)
Crew Credits

Show Crew

TNA Pay-Per-View (2002)• Staff Writer
Impact Wrestling (2004)• Creator
• Staff Writer ((2004))
WWE Monday Night RAW (1993)• Staff Writer
• Producer
WWF Prime Time Wrestling (1985)• Staff Writer

Episode Crew

Impact Wrestling (2004) (Credited in 273 episodes from this show) 
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December 29, 2011 09x13 Dec/29/2011 As: Writer
December 22, 2011 09x12 Dec/22/2011 As: Writer
December 15, 2011 09x11 Dec/15/2011 As: Writer
December 8, 2011 09x10 Dec/08/2011 As: Writer
December 1, 2011 09x09 Dec/01/2011 As: Writer
TNA Pay-Per-View (2002) (Credited in 60 episodes from this show) 
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Final Resolution 2011 - Orlando, Florida 09x12 Dec/11/2011 As: Writer
Turning Point 2011 - Orlando, Florida 09x11 Nov/13/2011 As: Writer
Bound For Glory VII - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 09x10 Oct/16/2011 As: Writer
No Surrender 2011 - Orlando, Florida 09x09 Sep/11/2011 As: Writer
Hardcore Justice 2011 - Orlando, Florida 09x08 Aug/07/2011 As: Writer
WWE SmackDown! (1999) (Credited in 20 episodes from this show) 
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Episode 20 (Richmond, VA) 01x20 Dec/30/1999 As: Writer
Episode 19 (Dallas, TX) 01x19 Dec/23/1999 As: Writer
Episode 18 (Tallahassee, FL) 01x18 Dec/16/1999 As: Writer
Episode 17 (Boston, MA) 01x17 Dec/09/1999 As: Writer
Episode 16 (Anaheim, CA) 01x16 Dec/02/1999 As: Writer
WWE Monday Night RAW (1993) (Credited in 154 episodes from this show) 
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Episode 345 (Greensboro, NC) 07x52 Dec/27/1999 As: Writer
Episode 344 (Houston, TX) 07x51 Dec/20/1999 As: Writer
Episode 343 (Tampa, FL) 07x50 Dec/13/1999 As: Writer
Episode 342 (Worcester, MA) 07x49 Dec/06/1999 As: Writer
Episode 341 (Los Angeles, CA) 07x48 Nov/29/1999 As: Writer
WWE Pay-Per-View (1985) (Credited in 41 episodes from this show) 
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Armageddon - Fort Lauderdale, FL 15x14 Dec/12/1999 As: Writer
Survivor Series 1999 - Detroit, MI 15x13 Nov/14/1999 As: Writer
No Mercy (U.S. Edition) - Cleveland, OH 15x12 Oct/17/1999 As: Writer
Rebellion - Birmingham, England 15x11 Oct/02/1999 As: Writer
Unforgiven - Charlotte, NC 15x10 Sep/26/1999 As: Writer
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Vince has had the following names/nicknames in wrestling of The Informer, Mr. Wrestling III, The Powers That Be, Vic Venom, Vinnie Ru and Worlds Biggest Jackass.

Vince first managed 2 small video rental stores in Brooklyn, New York City but closed them once Blockbuster Video became big. He next has his own wrestling talk radio show in New York.

He next became a writer for WWF Magazine and then became the magazine’s editor in 1994. In 1996 he was promoted to the WWF Creative Team and he next became co-head writer for WWF shows with Ed Ferrera.

After a period of controversial, edgy, sexual, profane and heel turn story lines written by the 2 the WWF finally began to beat WCW in the Monday Night TV Statistics War.

On 5 October 1999 both Ferrera and Russo jumped over to WCW for much more money. However Russo claims that he left because of an altercation he had with McMahon where Russo questioned the workload placed upon him having to write 4-hours now.

Ed & Vince tried the same controversial, edgy, sexual, profane stories they used in the WWF in WCW & would be seen on camera from time to time if their storyline called for it & when on-camera they were known as "The Powers That Be".

Their storylines however didn’t work in WCW some say because McMahon was not there to add his own suggestions. On 25 September 2000 Russo wrote the storyline where he won the WCW World Heavyweight Title but vacated it 1-week later.

Once Vince McMahon purchased WCW outright he signed some of the talent but not everyone to include writers. Russo then went to Andrew McManus' World Wrestling All-Stars promotion in June 2002 and worked behind the scenes.

He was with WWA for only a month and then he was fired and on 9 July 2002 TNA announced that Russo would be joining them as a consultant on their writing team.

On 20 November Jeff Jarrett won his 1st NWA World Heavyweight title due to outside interference from Mr. Wrestling III who then removed his mask to reveal it was really Russo.

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