This thread is too long to read all posts so I don't know if someone already posted something similar but if Jerry Lawler has no problem with it why should anybody else? It was a scripted segment to make a heel even more hated and maybe it was even the idea of Jerry Lawler to bring this real life situation into it to make a segment more edgy.
Look at the last year and all the jokes Michael Cole made about the mother of Jerry who passed away days earlier and months later both sit at the announce table and laugh together and months later Cole had almost a breakdown because his good friend Jerry had a heart attack.
The fact that people are defending this is disgusting. Then again, wrestling is trashy. And fuck, Vince McMahon is one sick dude. The same guy that exploited Eddie's death, had satanic sacrifices performed on TV, and practiced necrophilia.....he has no boundaries.
I defend it because Jerry Lawler is well and Jerry Lawler had no problems with it. If Zach Gowen has no problems or even had the idea to participate in a storyline where his opponents makes fun of his missing leg why should I be disgusted?
You can say that it's disrespectful to other people who suffered a heart attack but that's ridiculous and it's like saying that if Mark Henry makes fun of Big Show because his leg is broken he makes fun of every man in the world with a broken leg.
And nobody would say when watching a movie where somebody is mocked that it's disrespectful because it's only a movie.
This is entertainment, no matter if it's great or disturbing, it's entertainment and I defend it because it's scripted.
I don't need to find a segment funny to defend it, I defend it because it's part of the show.
You can't compare it with the "Eddie is dead" segment. First this tragedy ended with a bad news and not a good news like in the case of the King and second, Eddie was dead and couldn't decide if he wants to be a part of a storyline unlike Lawler who had no problems with it.
The segment didn't offend me, but I seriously wonder how they will continue promoting their Be A Star bullshit now.
Why should it be a problem? If George Clooney plays a bully in a movie why should it affect George Clooney the actor? There is a difference between entertainment and reality