- Born: 01/24/1961 in Long Island, New York
- Birthname: Vincent James Russo
- Height & Weight: 6'2", 190 Ib
- WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Vince Russo is a writer and author, well known for his work in the professional wrestling industry. He is notable for his tenure with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He occasionally made appearances as an on-screen authority figure and is a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
Vince Russo is one of the most controversial figures in professional wrestling history. Russo is often opinionated about his stance that the story, reality, and characters of the show are what draws the viewers.
He is also outspoken about his belief about emphasizing entertainment over the in-ring aspect of professional wrestling. On the back cover of his book Forgiven, the summary notes that when asked about Vince Russo, wrestling fans’ opinions often vary, but are always passionate: “the guy’s a genius; or he single-handedly ruined the sport”. On the back cover of his book Rope Opera, it notes that Russo has “been known as both the savior of Vince McMahon’s WWF and the man who destroyed WCW.