TNA creative team member Vince Russo a new blog on his Facebook.com page discussing Monday’s iMPACT!, working with Hogan & Bischoff and more. Here’s what Russo said about the Monday Night War:
“We learned a lot, on Monday night as a company–a lot We hit some home runs, but also struck out once, or twice–but that’s OK. What really mattered is that we took risks. We gave you everything we had–and didn’t play it safe.
“That’s what Eric Bischoff and Russo/Ferrara both did back in the mid-to late 90’s. Nothing was safe–NOTHING. The programming, whether it was WWF, or WCW was DANGEROUS. Never one time, no matter how hot we got–did Eric or I EVER rest on our laurels–NEVER. I can’t tell you how long Vince has been resting on his . . . I honestly can’t.
“I sat in the production truck and I wanted our show, side-by-side to Vince Monday night. It was great to see Bret –I love the guy–always have. But as our show went on, and as I watched his, I just kept asking myself–‘where’s the effort?'”
“Does Vince think that little of TNA that he felt that he could just produce ‘another show’ on Monday night? I mean, you take away that first segment and that last segment, and you had a wrestling show that wasn’t even mediocre at best. Again–going back to the 90’s–that NEVER, would have happened if Eric, or I were in Vince’s shoes–NEVER. Resting on your laurels is the worst mistake that anyone can ever make–no matter what type of business you are in.”