Vincent James Russo (born January 24, 1961) is an American author, podcaster, professional wrestling booker, writer, and pundit.
He is notable for his tenures with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in creative roles. Russo occasionally made appearances as an on-screen authority figure, and professional wrestler, in WCW and TNA. His writing style, which emphasizes shock value and “swerves” over in-ring action, has made him a controversial figure within the industry.
During a self-booked in-ring career in WCW, Russo became a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, scored televised singles victories over future WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Booker T (the latter to win his world title), and never lost a match. He also placed himself in multiple pay-per-view main events in WCW and TNA.
Since April 2015, he has hosted a daily podcast with his company: “Vince Russo’s The Brand”.