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VINCE RUSSO TO ADDRESS PUBLIC AT “YOUSHOOT: LIVE!” AND LEGENDS OF THE RING
It was announced today that Vince Russo, clearly the most controversial and provocative figure in pro wrestling, will be addressing the wrestling world on “YouShoot: LIVE!” on June 1st in Monroe, NJ at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Russo will also be appearing as a vendor guest of Kayfabe Commentaries and Legends of the Ring the following morning at the Legends of the Ring Convention at the same locale, offering autographs and photo ops. Tickets are onsale at www.youshootlive.com and the amount of tickets are limited.
The “YouShoot” DVD series has been a magnet for the lighning rods of the business to answer fan submitted questions and videos, and generally sound off about all things in the wrestling world and beyond. The groundbreaking series produced by Kayfabe Commentaries allows fans uncensored access to the guests, who have agreed to “answer it all.” In this “YouShoot: LIVE!” setting there is the added element of the live audience who will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
Vince Russo, the former booker/writer of WWE, WCW, and TNA, was positioned as the pro wrestling “Golden Boy” during the vaunted Monday Night Wars. He fell under both great praise and also criticism after making controversial decisions like creating increasingly risque angles and putting a world heavyweight belt on himself. Russo has for years been quiet about much of the mud slung in his direction, but on June 1st he will open himself up to all questions and commentary from fans and everyone in the wresting world.
Kayfabe Commentaries’ co-founder and president Sean Oliver says that the Russo live event will have the attention of the entire wrestling universe. “Vince has generated more genuine, old-school heat in the past 20 years than anyone else,” he began. “But beyond that, there’s no denying his effect on the major companies. Forgetting his heel booker role on TV, his offscreen involvement alone caused millions to tune in, hundreds of newsletter writers and bloggers to write his name daily. That kind of organic attention is so rare.”
The Saturday morning following the “YouShoot: LIVE!!!” taping, Russo will be at the Legends of the Ring Convention meeting fans, signing autpgraphs and taking photos for a 3 hour block, from 9am -12 noon. Legends of the Ring’s James Soubasis says this is a great booking for them and one that is consistent with the superior reputation the Legends of the Ring Convention has garnered in the face of a sometimes crowded convention circuit.
“Conventions will come and go,” Soubasis began, “some are good, some are poorly organized and never fully deliver. For years we’ve always offered a comfortable, well organized experience for both the fans and the wrestlers. We’re unquestionably the most professional, well-attended wrestling convention in the country. Bookings like Vince Russo, and before this Dixie Carter, Ric Flair, Sting and others have proven LOTR will always deliver a first-class experience for the fans.”
Several years ago, Kayfabe Commentaries and Legends of the Ring teamed up to add a Friday night live event to the Legends of the Ring weekend in New Jersey, launching Ring Roasts and YouShoot: LIVE!!!. “You sometimes see attempts at live shows during convention weekends, and they’re usually half-baked. When Kayfabe Commentaries approached us about this our goal was to create a truly unique, innovative, and slick production. The Friday night fans always get big bang for their buck.”
Tickets for the “YouShoot: LIVE!!!: Vince Russo” event include a VIP Package which grants the ticketholder to an exclusive, private booking seminar with Vince Russo himself.
“This event is landmark in its scope and it’s one the wrestling world will find impossible to ignore,” Oliver concluded. The Standard Admission ticket, Photo Package, and VIP Package are onsale now at www.youshootlive.com.