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Russo, Vince

Overview
Works: 12 works in 19 publications in 2 languages and 453 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: GV1196.R87, 796.812092
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Most widely held works about Vince Russo
 
Most widely held works by Vince Russo
Forgiven one man's journey from self-glorification to sanctification by Vince Russo ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mid-90s marked the beginning of the most exciting and controversial era in the history of pro wrestling. The days of Hulkamania and Saturday morning cartoons were gone'fan interest waned, the on-air product became dated and ratings plummeted. And then, from Long Island, New York, the WW''s billionaire owner Vincent Kennedy McMahon found a most unlikely savior. Ask any wrestling fan about Vince Russo and you're sure to get a heated reaction. Opinion varies, but it's always passionate: the guy's a genius; or he single-handedly ruined the sport. Either way, Russo is perhaps the most enigmatic and influential figure in modern wrestling. What's weird about being "the most hated man" in an industry where public ire is money in the bank' Vince Russo wasn't even a wrestler'he just wrote the stuff. A visionary trendsetter, Russo surfed the zeitgeist. Before phrases like "shock TV" and "reality TV" were ever uttered, Russo brought those revolutions to pro wrestling fans worldwide. Part of the select few responsible for creating the late 90s phenomenon known as "sports entertainment," as lead writer Russo took the WWF's flagship program Monday Night Raw to unimaginable heights, its 8 Nielsen rating market share making it, to this day, the highest rated cable program in television history. Forgiven: One Man's Journey from Self-Glorification to Sanctification is the book that every wrestling fan has been waiting for & mdashfor the first time fans will get the true story from the man who was involved with it all. Other books have touched on the successes and tragedies & mdashthe double cross that cost Bret Hart his championship and ruined his two decade long father/son relationship with Vince McMahon; the rise to superstardom of "The Heartbreak Kid & rdquo Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, and The Rock; the tragic accidental death of Owen Har & mdashbut none can offer this perspective: Vince Russo was part of it all, writing it all. But Forgiven is not just destined to be another best-selling wrestling book. Here, the most misunderstood man in sports entertainment finally comes clean & mdashwith the fans, and more importantly, with himself. A touching and beautifully written memoir, Forgiven offers Russo's life, his work, and his very soul as a modern day parable about the price of success. In heart breaking detail he shows how a "Godforsaken & rdquo business and the desire for power and acclaim led him, unwittingly, into a spiritual wasteland. As one of TV's most successful writers of the late 90s, there was nothing he wouldn't put before the camera to make wrestling entertainment's hottest commodity. But as he became more and more successful & mdashwith million dollar a year salaries being dangled before him & mdashhe became despondent. Ultimately, Vince Russo's Forgiven becomes a story of redemption. In the end, it is Russo's faith and family, not his "role" in professional wrestling, that bring him true happiness. Finding guidance and forgiveness in God, he becomes more powerful than he ever was helping to guide an entertainment empire
Pro wrestling's ultimate insiders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pro wresting's most influential writers, Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara, have been in the middle of some of the most important angles, stories, and developments in the history of pro wrestling and here they give an in-depth account of the lives and times
Special issue on object-oriented programming and technology ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pro wrestling's ultimate insiders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Get the ultimate inside scoops on the world of pro wrestling!
WWF wrestling : a live-action look at the superstars of the World Wrestling Federation ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filleting saltwater ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
WWF-Superstars ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filleting freshwater ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Host Vince Russo demonstrates time-saving tips on how to fillet freshwater fish, including catfish, bass, pike, salmon and others
Rope opera how WCW killed Vince Russo by Vince Russo ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
It's been a decade since The Monday Night War waged between the WWF and WCW generated unprecedented and astronomical ratings, and the landscape of "the sport of kings" has changed radically. But one thing remains constant: the fans chanting "Fire Russo!" can still be heard at TV tapings and pay-per-view events across North America. And Vince Russo, the man who has at times been called "the most hated man in professional wrestling" wouldn't have it any other way. In his first book, Forgiven, Vince Russo delivered a modern-day parable about the price of success. In heartbreaking detail, he showed how a "godforsaken business" and the desire for acclaim in his career as a writer for Vince McMahon's WWF led him into a spiritual wasteland. Today, a changed Russo has returned to prominence in wrestling ' a world he both loves and that has, he acknowledges, broken his heart ' as one of the writers and masterminds behind TNA, the world's fastest-growing and most cutting-edge wrestling promotion. For two hours every Thursday, Russo's ideas and words revolutionize wrestling on Spike TV; but what he achieves on Impact! on a weekly basis has been many years in the making. He's been known as both the saviour of the WWF and the man who destroyed WCW, and Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo is the true, behind-the-scenes story of, quite simply, the rise and fall and rebirth of professional wrestling. Many have tried to explain the inner workings of wrestling's most turbulent era ' but this is the first time someone in the centre of the maelstrom has ever laid everything bare. In returning to the page to take readers from the death of WCW to the rise of TNA, Vince Russo has crafted his most remarkable storyline: that a grown man can come to terms with, and find peace within, the insanity of the squared circle
Factors contributing to the cost of developing residential land in Windsor, Lasalle and Sandwich South Township by Vince Russo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Object-oriented Programming and Technology : Software - Practice and Experience Special Issue ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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