In the constantly evolving world of professional wrestling, few storylines have drawn as much attention as WWE’s The Bloodline saga.
Despite receiving universal praise, WWE veteran and former writer Vince Russo recently expressed his dissent on the Wrestlebinge podcast, explaining why he wasn’t as enthusiastic about the angle as most of the fanbase.
Russo’s main contention? The Bloodline storyline is massively overrated’‹.
Roman Reigns, the Tribal Chief, has been at the helm of this long-running narrative, which began with his Universal Title win in 2020.
Reigns created a scarily dominant faction that included his cousins, The Usos, Solo Sikoa and the ‘Wise Man’ Paul Heyman. This group ruled the WWE until a recent implosion.
Now, as the WWE Universe braces for the Bloodline Civil War at Money in the Bank, Russo explains his issues with the story.
According to him, the comparison with the iconic TV show, The Sopranos, is unwarranted. He feels fans only got invested in The Bloodline because WWE didn’t have anything else worth getting behind’‹.
Russo’s Stance on the Storyline
Russo’s perspective on The Bloodline storyline is unique. He states, “I’m sorry, I’m in the minority with this Bloodline. I don’t know, bro. I can’t compare this to The Sopranos. They are gangsters. This doesn’t touch that. It’s not even in the same ballpark, and as I said, man, I just think a lot of it had to do with there was nothing else. But I’m in the minority, and that’s okay.”’‹
Ranking Russo’s Best WWE Storylines
Russo is not just a critic; he’s a key figure in WWE’s history. He served as the lead writer during the Attitude Era, which saw pro wrestling peak in popularity. With legendary talents and memorable storylines, Russo’s contributions have arguably stood the test of time’‹. Well, some of them have anyway.
During Russo’s tenure, he oversaw memorable angles and was instrumental in creating compelling storylines that still resonate with fans. Some of his best work includes (to a degree) The Rock joining The Corporation, the heated rivalry between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker-Kane saga, D-Generation X, and the unforgettable feud between Steve Austin and Vince McMahon’‹’‹.
His number one storyline? “Rock joining the Corporation. I thought that was; we did that very well. Bro, Bret, and Shawn… That was not easy to do… Obviously, ‘Taker and Kane. I mean, DX and all, that entire run. Austin and McMahon,” says Russo.’‹
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