Former WWE writer Vince Russo has revealed that Vince thought his move from WWE to WCW was a joke. Russo told Chris Featherstone during an interview about his exit from WWE. He said he was ‘BURNT OUT’. He did not feel like the WWE Chairman cared about him.
Russo also recalled the exact conversation that he had with Vince McMahon after he agreed to work for WWE’s main rival. “Bro, Vince was expecting me at The Meadowlands on Monday. I had to call and say, ‘Bro, I ain’t coming to work tomorrow. I signed with WCW.’ So, bro, I called him and I’ll never forget this, Chris, he thought it was a rib, and I’m like, ‘No, bro, I’m not gonna be there tomorrow. I’m working for WCW.’”
Vince McMahon did not expect Vince Russo to leave
According to Vince Russo, Vince McMahon threatened to sue him for leaving WWE for WCW. Russo explained that it was not possible due to the fact that he did not even have a contract with WWE.
Vince Russo added that Vince McMahon was caught off-guard by his departure and he did not know what to say. Russo continues to appear for interviews and podcasts, where he shares interesting backstage stories from his time at WWE.