Vince Russo has posted a new blog on CSRWrestling.com about what makes a great professional wrestler. Down below is an excerpt from the blog:
“When it comes to sports-entertainment today, we think nothing of throwing around our “opinion” of a wrestler being “over” or “great” even. I have come to the realization over the past 40 years, that in today’s era of wrestling, the majority of the fans don’t even understand what the terms “over” and “great” mean. In today’s game, certain fans equate “over” or “great”, to the “pop” a certain wrestler gets when he walks out in front of a college crowd of drunk students who are so happy to be in the arena simply because it allows them from not doing their homework for a night. They can substitute the excuse of “my dog ate my homework” for “we went to see rasslin’ last night.” THAT is not “over” or “great” by any stretch of your glorious imagination. That is you wanting someone to be “over” or “great” so you in your own feeble mind can somehow take credit for his, or her, success.
The proper definition of both the words “over” and “great”, when it comes to professional wrestling, can partially be defined as not being able to replace that performer on your roster without taking a punishing blow to your entire company. It means that that individual has a certain star power that very few would even come close to achieving, and losing his/her presence would cause a loss in revenue across the board. In today’s wrestling world, when it comes to the WWE, that person would clearly be John Cena. You can go on, and on, and on, all you want with your stupefied “Cena Sucks” chants, that can be translated to, “we can’t believe that the guy is STILL the most over performer in the company after all these freakin’ years!”
You can read the entire blog here.