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Everyone likes to say “hey, I’m a Paul Heyman guy” so I thought about who would be considered to be Vince Russo “guys.” So, here is a few guys who had their careers greatly benefited by Russo at one point or another.
Jeff Jarrett – WWF Intercontinental Champion, WWF World Tag Team Champion, WWF European Champion, WCW United States Champion, WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
I think most people can agree that Jeff Jarrett is a fine wrestler in the ring, but has never had the appeal of a main event guy. Prior to Vince Russo taking the book in WWF in the mid 1990?s, Jarrett was an accomplished midcarder who won the Intercontinental Championship in 1995. When he left to WCW had continued his success but came back in late 1997 and was pushed heavily by Russo in the main event scene. It was clear that Jarrett was one of Russo’s favorites and vice versa when Jarrett jumped to WCW shortly after Russo and Ferrera jumped ship in 1999. Jarrett had his greatest success from 2000 onward winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship four times in a three month period and consistently involved in main event programs. Of course, his NWA success has to do a lot with his ownership of the company. Nonetheless, without Russo as the booker Jarrett’s rise up the ranks would have never been accomplished.