Ok, then why didn't Lawler walk off like any self respecting person would've done?
He was making his OWN heart attack jokes for gods sake.
I'm not talking about that. I'm saying Vince could
do something like that without Lawler's permission.
Some of you don't understand how insane that shit was. A shitload of things probably happened as a result of this.
-Fans probably tuned out and never turned back on, or if they did, it wasn't until a long time later.
-Some parents probably had to ruin the viewing experience of their children by telling them wrestling is fake. Granted, the kids would of found out eventually, but they shouldn't have to find out like this. That could effect their viewing experience.
-WWE is probably getting loads of mail from concerned parents or adults about how awful that was. (Some of them will probably never watch again)
The heat Punk got for that wasn't purely your typical wrestling heat. It was a mix of "what the fuck is this bullshit" heat.
There's plenty of ways to get heat, and plenty of ways to make your product enjoyable without going this low.