In a recent revelation that has sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, former WWE personality Vince Russo has enthusiastically declared the Netflix documentary series, "Wrestlers," as the premier wrestling show currently gracing television screens.
Russo's effusive praise for the series, despite having only seen a single episode, has set the wrestling world abuzz. "Wrestlers," an in-depth exploration of Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), harkens back to a time when it served as WWE's developmental territory, nurturing wrestling icons like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Brock Lesnar.
The series peels back the curtain to offer viewers an intimate glimpse into OVW's contemporary operations, helmed by the seasoned Al Snow, while also delving into the promotion's financial struggles and more. During an episode of Sportskeeda's "Writing with Russo," the former WWE writer did not mince words when he declared "Wrestlers" as the undisputed heavyweight champion of wrestling shows on television today.
Russo's unequivocal endorsement of the series, after just one episode, underscored his belief that OVW's Al Snow possesses the prowess to cultivate new talent for the wrestling industry.
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Russo expounded, "I saw one episode of it, and it's the best wrestling show on TV.
No doubt about it. I sat there and watched it with my wife. A storyline in the show is they are hiring for money. If I'm Endeavor, I'm gonna say, 'Throw these guys a million dollars.' You've got Al Snow down there. Let him develop us new talent.
You do it for a fraction of the cost. I think these are the things they are gonna be looking at." Al Snow, a venerable figure in the wrestling world, currently plays a pivotal role behind the scenes at OVW while occasionally lacing up his wrestling boots for both OVW and independent promotions.
In a recent interview, Snow opened up about his retirement plans, asserting that he would gracefully exit the wrestling ring the moment he felt he could no longer deliver a performance worthy of his legacy. "I would never continue in the ring if I felt like I was an embarrassment," Snow affirmed.
"I won't do it. So far — and maybe I'm wrong — but I don't think I've gotten quite to that point," he added, offering insights into his unwavering commitment to maintaining the standards of excellence he has set throughout his illustrious career.
With Vince Russo's ringing endorsement of "Wrestlers" and Al Snow's dedication to preserving the integrity of his in-ring legacy, the wrestling world finds itself at a crossroads, where new talent development and the preservation of wrestling's storied traditions converge in an intriguing narrative of the past and present.
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