Jeff Jarrett Says Vince Russo Becoming The WCW Champion Was Not A Good Idea

WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett recently took to an episode of his My World with Jeff Jarrett podcast, where he discussed topics such as the gaming industry and the latest update on the WrestleQuest video game.

Jeff Jarrett said:

“The Tokyo Game Show, I know the gaming industry and a lot of the news of late, WrestleQuest and the whole Moonsault Digital Team was over there. It won another award. The gaming industry got its good and bad. The bad is that things take so damn long and early 2023 is when the game is finally going to come out.”

Jeff Jarrett also talked about his thoughts on Vince Russo becoming the WCW Champion in 2000.

Jeff Jarrett said:

“I was still a huge believer of, what are we doing next week? Who’s his opponent? What kind of match is he going to have, and I’m not talking about 5 star quality. I’m talking about episodic storytelling. How is Vince going to go tell a story in a match? It just wasn’t there, ever there. He wasn’t trained to be a wrestler. I know the Arquette story, the fluke win, and all of that, and that was a publicity stunt. There’s a bunch of different moving parts. I didn’t think Vince could get to week-to-week episodic storytelling. I didn’t think it was a good idea at all.”

Jeff Jarrett then talked about if Goldberg deliberately tried to hurt Vince Russo in their storyline.

Jeff Jarrett said:

“On Sunday afternoons, do you think a defensive back tees off on a wide receiver and says, ‘I’m going to hurt this guy?’ No. I think they tee off and say, ‘I’m going to make this son of a gun feel it tomorrow and maybe the next day, and maybe the next day, and maybe the next day. I’m going to sting him.’ Russo signed up for this and Bill said, ‘Ok pal. If you’re signing up for it, you’re going to feel it.’ Now is he going to try and concuss him? No. Is he going to try to permanently maim him? No. But he’s going to make him feel it. There’s no doubt in my mind. I’ve been in the ring with Bill. Bill is aggressive. He’ll take it to you and everything that goes with it. Is he the most polished guy? No. But I don’t think Bill said, ‘I’m going to hopefully end this guy’s career.’ No, I don’t think that.”

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