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Vince Russo makes yet another ridiculous claim, this time about Kevin Owens

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Vince Russo was a key part of WWE television at the height of the attitude era some 17 years ago.

The New Yorker was a writer for the company back at a time where they had a three-man team scripting the shows. He was the lead writer and was behind some of the wackiest plots you saw on WWE programming.

However, in late 1999, just as Smackdown was beginning to broadcast, Russo jumped to WCW with writing partner Ed Ferrera.

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Under two years later that company would come crashing to the ground and Russo has flirted between TNA and various independent companies since.

Today, the 55-year-old hosts a podcast where he likes to vent about the wrestling business and he is also extremely active on Twitter. It's his latest rant that shows how truly out of touch with the industry the former lead writer has become.

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As you can see in the below tweets, Russo actually claims that actor and former WCW champion David Arquette is still more 'over' than Kevin Owens, the new WWE Universal champion.

That's quite possibly the most ludicrous statement in the history of wrestling. Arquette's title win in WCW is viewed as a stain on wrestling, something that should never, ever have happened.

Imagine an untrained actor coming into the WWE today and winning it's most prestigious belt. Now imagine booking that 20 years ago or so when the business wasn't half as transparent as it is today.

More to the point, KO is incredibly over with the WWE universe. He constantly puts on classic matches, has a tremendous pay-per-view track record and despite working as a heel, the fans great him as the hottest face in the company every time he comes out.

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Russo is surely attention seeking at this stage in his 'career'. If people are talking about Arquette - which I'm sure they absolutely weren't until he brought it up - it was for all the wrong reasons. That doesn't equate to being 'over'.

What do you think, is Kevin Owens as popular in wrestling as David Arquette?

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