Partial Source: Pwinsider.com
UPDATE: Vince Russo is not the only name
consulting with TNA creative. Eric Bischoff is still under a TNA deal and also
doing storyline consulting. Word is that both men have approximately three
months left on their deals.
ORIGINAL: According to sources, Vince Russo is
involved with TNA and on their payroll as a consultant. However, the current
creative team is headed up by John Gaburick. Gaburick’s three team members are
David Lagana, Matt Conway, and Christy Hemme (who works with the Knockouts). The
reported process for the team is that Gaburick sets the direction and comes up
with ideas and helps with the team. The team then puts it to paper and writes a
Russo’s role is to reportedly offer ideas and critiques of the
televised product. The report compares everything in WWE going through Vince
McMahon to everything in TNA going through Vince Russo. So if there is an idea
on iMPACT! Wrestling that appears to be Russo-esque, it’s possibly one that
Gaburick received from Russo and opted to incorporate.