Vince Russo recently stated that when WWE was outperforming WCW on TV during the Attitude Era, Vince McMahon stopped pushing Sable.
Sable started in WWE in 1996 with her real-life husband Marc Mero. She began as a manager and then started wrestling in 1998 at the age of 56. She won the WWE Women’s Title at Survivor Series that same year, which was the best moment of her career.
But when she joined The Oddities group, it’s not remembered as a good thing. The group only existed for about two years, from 1998 to 2000, and didn’t do many important things. On The Wrestling Outlaws on Sportskeeda, Vince Russo talked about how Sable had become very popular for WWE when they were starting to do better than WCW in terms of TV ratings.
Vince Russo on Vince McMahon not pushing Sable
Russo said that after RAW became really strong, some people talked to Vince McMahon, and then Sable’s importance in the shows was reduced.
“Bro, Sable was drawing. And Vince, luckily, at that time, was all about beating WCW. And so if Sable was drawing and we were beating WCW, he had no problem with that. But later on, when we were established, and it was no longer a game, and people started getting in Vince’s ear about Sable, next thing you know, like I said, she was managing The Oddities. That’s why,” Vince Russo said.
Russo said he was confused when Vince McMahon suggested that Sable should join The Oddities group.
“I’ll never forget when he (Vince McMahon) pitched that to me, I was like, ‘are you nuts?’ But that’s what it was, bro. He had to knock her down a few pegs,” he added.
Melina on Sable
A few weeks ago Melina explained how Sable was nice and polite to her even when many others in the wrestling world weren’t. She mentioned that even though she had heard stories about the ex-WWE Women’s Champion not being nice, her personal experience backstage showed that those rumors were false.
“It’s not to say I didn’t love blondes. I loved Torrie & Sable. When I worked out at the gym I wanted to look like them. oh! I‘ve had people tell me rumors that Sable had a bad attitude, But when I met her, she was sweet and took the time to talk to me backstage. It meant so much because this gorgeous, strong woman was so kind to me at a time where many people weren’t,” Melina wrote.
Sable is likely to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame soon because she was incredibly popular in the late 1990s and even won championships.