Former WWE writer Vince Russo recently shared his reactions to Janel Grant’s substantial 67-page lawsuit against WWE’s Vince McMahon.
Grant, who served as a WWE employee from 2019 to 2022, accused McMahon of sexual assault and trafficking.
McMahon, in response, vehemently denied the allegations and subsequently resigned as a board member of WWE’s parent company, TKO, citing his departure as an act of respect.
Russo’s Perspective on the McMahon Family Dynamics
During an appearance on Sportskeeda’s The Wrestling Outlaws show, alongside Dr. Chris Featherstone and former WWE star EC3, Russo delved into his experiences working with the McMahon family.
Russo highlighted a stark contrast within the McMahon family dynamics, emphasizing that Linda and Shane McMahon portrayed a markedly different demeanor compared to Stephanie and Vince:
According to Russo, Linda and Shane were “the nicest people in the freaking world,” portraying an angelic side of the McMahon family. In contrast, he characterized Stephanie and Vince as the more challenging and assertive personalities within the family unit.
Linda McMahon: A Positive Professional Experience
Russo, co-writer of WWE’s flagship show RAW in the late 1990s, recalled working closely with Linda McMahon during his tenure with WWE. Despite his direct reporting line to Vince McMahon, Russo expressed admiration and spoke highly of Linda:
“Linda was my boss directly. I can’t imagine the c**p she’s reading tonight, bro. True or untrue, she was a good, good, good woman.”
Acknowledging Linda’s professional demeanor, Russo conveyed empathy for the potential scrutiny she might face amid the ongoing situation, emphasizing that, regardless of the unfolding circumstances, Linda was a commendable individual.
Insights into McMahon Family Ties
The McMahon family, with Vince and Linda at its helm since their marriage in 1966, has played significant roles in WWE.
Shane and Stephanie, born in 1970 and 1976, respectively, contributed both behind the scenes and on-screen. Linda also served as WWE President and CEO from 1980 to 2009.
Positive Reflections on Linda Amid Turmoil
Despite the turbulence surrounding the lawsuit and the allegations against Vince McMahon, Russo’s reflections on Linda McMahon remained positive.
His sentiments underscored the complexities within the McMahon family dynamics and the nuanced relationships he experienced while working with them.
Conclusion and Reference to WWE’s Netflix Streaming Deal
The discussion in the show also touched upon WWE’s announcement of a Netflix streaming deal, which occurred shortly before the lawsuit was filed.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn