Vince Russo is at it again. This time Russo criticized Elias— well, not the wrestler, rather how he's booked.
Elias Samson has one of the more interesting gimmicks in the WWE today. The "Macho Man" Randy Savage doppelganger is a decent all-around wrestler but is mainly used for his strong guitar and singing skills.
While portraying a humorous heel character, Elias hasn't received much of a push and is one of those can't-take-too-seriously guys. However, he did display some in-ring talent in his Monday Night Raw match against Roman Reigns two weeks ago. However, Braun Strowman came out a week later and brutally attacked Elias.
That was much to the chagrin of former the former WWE writer. Vince Russo criticized WWE's writing team going as far to say they killed the star.
FOOLS want to talk about MY BOOKING? @IAmEliasWWE has his best @WWE match against Roman Reigns, gets squashed the next week by Braun Strowman and is no where to be found this week. THAT'S how you kill a talent. #SHAME— Vince Russo (@THEVinceRusso) December 14, 2017
With all due respect to Russo, Elias isn't exactly a killed talent at this time. Characters like R-Truth, Elias, and Aiden English are used sparingly for their funny promos, and not for their actual wrestling skills.
And who said being attacked by Strowman was the end of a good run for Elias? The Monster Among Men has been crushing virtually every superstar in his path, including Roman Reigns, Kane, Samoa Joe, and others.
But Russo attacking the current WWE product is nothing new, so his latest rant shouldn't be all that surprising. Russo took shots at the company's treatment of Chyna and accused the company of burying past superstars, referring to them as "jacka*ses."
Russo was one of the WWE's top writers in the '90s and helped them launch into the Attitude Era that saw the famous Mr. McMahon vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin feud, plus the rise of D-Generation X. But he left the company under bitter circumstances, citing too much of a workload.
Russo then joined the rival WCW promotion, but the company was a sinking ship when he took over. Russo had rough working relationships with main superstars like Hulk Hogan, and the company was bought out by Vince McMahon in 2000.