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Oct 11, 1999 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Vince Russo leaves WWF for WCW, WWF Rebellion

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Vince Russo and Ed Ferrera, the men who were responsible for writing the WWF television shows that have been drawing huge ratings for the past year abruptly quit the company and signed on with WCW over the weekend.

Russo in various interviews cited the burnout factor of working so many hours with the added stress of the Smackdown show as the main component of his approaching WCW, first through J.J. Dillon, and then closing the two-year deal after lengthy meetings with Bill Busch on 10/2, signing the contract in Atlanta the next morning. He stated on Wrestleline that he was drained from being on call 24 hours a day for nearly three years and that he needed to spend more time with his family.

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