Russo, Bischoff and Hogan in TNA together – Why didn't it work? It's simple, you can't have these three strong personalities in opinions working together, you can't. I worked very peacefully with Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. In working together like that, everyone really trying hard to get along and wanting to get along, what each person is doing, is compromising your ideas and beliefs so everyone gets along. In my opinion its not a good was to business. There needs to be one boss, laying out the direction. If it's working great, if it's not, get rid of him and bring the next guy in. I'm a firm believer in that. In my opinion all these cooks in the kitchen, trying to get along, you end up with a product that's very vanilla.
Was it the "too many cooks in the kitchen" that led you to leave TNA? Yeah it was. It was kinda like, OK it was, me, Eric and Hulk, that's cool. Then you're gonna bring in Bruce Pritchard. It gets to a point where it's too much. It gets to a point where I feel like I'm wasting your time and I'm wasting my time because I can't be the real Vince Russo. You're not getting what you paid for. Once another chef was added to that kitchen, I just took a step back, and for the good of the company somebody had to bow out and I decided it would be me.
Anything he wanted to do in TNA that he couldn't? To be me. Not compromise myself. The only time in my career that I was successful was in the WWF. Vince McMahon gave me the ball and he let me run with it. There were no committees. There was no 6 other peoples opinions. He trusted me, he gave me the ball. That was the only time in my career that I was allowed to work that way. I know what kind of environment I need to be put in to be successful. Committees in the wrestling business, do not work. Someone need to show me a committee in the last 15 years that worked. You need to have a head writer, let him bring in his crew, if they run with it and it's a pass great, if they fail, get rid of them. Anything else is going to be vanilla and is going to be a so-so product which is what you're seeing now in the wrestling business and not just in TNA.
Is bad relationship with Jim Cornette due to different philosophies? It definitely is. The relationship isn't bad on both parts. I don't have a problem in the world with him. I don't bad mouth him, I never have. It lies with him, not with me. All it is, is different philosophies. I think for some reason Jim has taken it to the extreme. That's his deal, that's not mine.
Thanks to YouWannaArmWrestle for contributing to this article. Got a news tip? Send it to us by clicking here.
Shayna Baszler's WWE NXT Arrival Confirmed (Video), Fatal 4 Way Update, Aleister Black, Ember Moon
Title Matches On Next Week's WWE NXT, Ember Moon Match Only On WWE Network, Andrade Almas In Action
John Cena On How Fans Would React If He Turned Heel
Ryback Takes Credit For "Yep Yep Yep", Jerry Lawler And JR Reuniting For RAW 25th Anniversary?, More
Mark Cuban Talks Wanting To Expand NJPW And Vince McMahon Thinking They're "Just Little Sh--s"
Matt Hardy Responds To RAW Criticism, John Cena Playing Villain In Transformers Movie?, WWE - Denver
'GLOW' Series Nominated For Screen Actors Guild Awards, Former WWE Talent Comments
WWE NXT On USA Results (12/13): Black Vs. Cole Main Event, AOP Beats One-Two Punch, El Idolo Shines
WWE Monday Night RAW Results - Kane Vs. Braun Strowman, Absolution Attacked, Roman Reigns Defends
WWE SmackDown Results - Daniel Bryan Referees, Final Clash Of Champions Hype, Bludgeon Bros, More
Former Impact Star Rockstar Spud Debuting With WWE Very Soon
Backstage News On What WWE Has Planned For Brock Lesnar And The WWE Universal Title At Royal Rumble
Paige On Why She And Alberto El Patron Split, Her Health, WWE Studios Movie, Absolution Praise, More
Paul Heyman Reacts To Big RAW Change, The Rock Expecting Third Child, Latest ?WWE Now?
Matt Morgan Talks Rich Swann's Arrest, Meeting Swann In The Past
Ex-Porn Star Mia Khalifa Accepts Invite To Wrestling Event Days After Ripping WWE