Jim Cornette Blasts Vince Russo Over USA Network Consultant Claims

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Jim Cornette has slammed recent claims made by Vince Russo who said that he had been working as a consultant for the USA Network on Monday Night Raw.

On August 28th Vince Russo became the talk of the wrestling world after claiming that he had secretly been working as a consultant for the USA Network. The former WWE and WCW Head Writer said that he had been working on Monday Night Raw for two years, with his deal ending just after WrestleMania 38.

Furthermore he claimed that Vince McMahon had been fully aware of his role, while he had been paid “very well” for his work.

Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, the Jim Cornette Experience, the manager turned podcaster, rubbished these claims, before slamming the writer as a “backstabbing pr*ck.”

If Vince McMahon was not letting his own creative people, his own wrestlers, his own family members have their way. You think he’s going to change the goddamn programme because sh*tstain [Vince Russo] gets a job as a consultant by some random USA Network executive. Oh, I’m sure he was calling a lot of shots. So as bad as I would like to blame sh*tstain for the downward trajectory of the Raw programme over the past couple of years, no, I don’t think he’s had anything to do with it.

I think if USA Network was paying him, it was probably because some dipsh*t executive just went give the guy a couple grand a week. Now for sh*tstain, that was something that he would describe as being paid very, very well for a television network to hire a consultant. You know, and they probably got buyer’s remorse pretty quick and just said ‘Ah sh*t, we f*cked up, this is not doing anything. We signed a contract with the guy, so we’ll just send him his meagre check.’ But I’m still sceptical of the whole thing.”

Cornette pointed to previous comments from Russo where he has offered to help WWE and AEW, all the while apparently being employed by USA Network.

“You know, you can’t believe sh*tstain even if his tongue was notarized, you’ve got to look deeper into anything that he says. And now here’s another thing. He’s been paid by his own admission, or his own claim by the USA Network to consult on Raw for two years.

In that last two years, he has multiple times said ‘Well, I’ve tried to talk to Vince McMahon about letting me help him.’ And then he’s done programmes with the theme of talking about the last email exchange he’ll ever have with Vince McMahon. Then he’s talked about ‘I could help Tony Khan. If only he gives me an opportunity to save his programme…’ while he was being paid by the USA Network to help the WWE programme he’s trying to get Tony Khan to pay him to help the AW programme?

This backstabbing prick will f*cking cut anybody’s nuts off. He has never been honest, he’s never been faithful. He’s never been loyal, he’s never been trustworthy. And he will come up with some way in his head to articulate how he’s the victim or he’s not the one to blame. Or he’s the goddamn guy that’s trying to do good and everybody else’s against him, while he’s cutting the nuts off of all of his co-workers and stabbing every boss he’s ever had in the back trying to get a better job.”

Vince Russo is best known for being WWE’s Head Writer from 1997 until 1999 when he joined WCW. Following his exit from WCW, Russo returned to WWE for two weeks in 2002, before leaving the company once more. In more recent years he worked with TNA/IMPACT Wrestling.

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