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Tony Khan Talks WCW, Says Vince Russo Made WCW 'Ten Times Worse'

Posted By: Ben Jordan Kerin on Jun 23, 2021

Tony Khan Talks WCW, Says Vince Russo Made WCW 'Ten Times Worse'

During a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast, AEW President Tony Khan touched upon  AEW being likened to WCW airing on TNT, and his opinion on why WCW failed as a promotion.

"Some of the things that went wrong for WCW were giving creative control to a lot of the wrestlers and some of the storylines were asinine. Some of the ideas were great, but it was a very disorganized show and then when they brought somebody else in from the WWF to be a writer, Vince Russo, he made it ten times worse. He took a problem…they had a massive hangnail and he just chopped off the arm. That was part of the problem. Then, you had another major issue, which was the management. Most successful wrestling companies have had one supreme commander at the top. He’s owned it, booked everything, run the place, run management. Whether it’s Vince McMahon organizing everything, Cowboy Bill Watts, Eddie Graham, Fritz Von Erich, countless others. That made sense as a business model. Strong management, WCW didn’t have, and I could provide. (I’m a) more organized booker than anyone (WCW) had,"

Source: fightful.com
Tags: #aew #wcw #tony khan

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