In an interview with WGD Weekly w/ Steve & The Scum, Larry Zbyszko spoke about TNA's financial issues, WCW's downfall and more. Here are the highlights:
On Vince Russo coming to WCW in 1999 and the dying days of WCW: "Eric and his buddies were gone, so Bill brings in this idiot Russo who was writing for the WWEâ€¦as far as I'm concerned, he's a cancerâ€¦So, this goofy Russo comes in and by the time he came inâ€¦it went back to stupid nonsense with some idiot who has no idea what he is doingâ€¦So, they move me to Thunderâ€¦I was pissedâ€¦I knew the biggest, hottest wrestling ever was about to dieâ€¦Russo just kept doing stupid stuff, the worst part is, we had a guy that was the next Bruno, Goldberg, people loved him, he was hotâ€¦but instead of Goldberg being champion, the new champion was Russo and some idiot little, skinny puke, David Arquetteâ€¦the whole thing just turned to absolute manureâ€¦you had this slob, Mark Madden on Nitro, picking his nose and god knows what elseâ€¦it was horrifyingâ€¦"
On Sting being "lucky": "Sting who was one of the luckiest men who ever lived, Sting couldn't do a good interview, he couldn't work good. We had to drop him from the ceiling for a year and dress him like the crow and not let him say a word to get one big match out of him."
On TNA's financial woes: "They just made wrong decisionsâ€¦from what I hear, Bob Carterâ€¦he had a hard time saying no to his daughter, Dixieâ€¦Finally, they blew so much money with no real results after ten years that Bob resigned and I think the mother took over and she is controlling the purseâ€¦From what I hearâ€¦this guy is now fired, this guy is now fired and if you wanna stay there you get a pay cut. Half the guys wrestling there are on food stamps. I was shocked when I heard that one."