Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: East of the Pacific Ocean, West of London, England, South of Mars, North of Hell
Re: Punk & Heyman mocking King's heart attack
I know that Vince and many other industry promoters and businessmen have wondered so many times "why is it wrestling gets such a bad rap? You know, hockey, baseball, basketball, now UFC, they all get taken so much more seriously than wrestling. Why can't we achieve that level of seriousness?"
Well, this segment from last night would be a pretty good indicator of why that is.
I don't know how Joey Ryan in TNA is using the catchphrase "I'm bringing sleazy back." The way the WWE acts, you'd think Vince would have trademarked that for himself 20 years ago.
This is pretty much the Katie Vick moment of this era. They have just stooped to that new level of 'low' that is pretty much not going to be outdone, and will go down in annals of history right alongside Triple H fucking a corpse, Mae Young birthing a hand, Rosie vs Donald Trump, Jake Roberts and Scott Hall having their drug problems being made into a storyline, etc. In a way, its kind of an honor. This segment was so tasteless, so devoid of humanity and decency, so completely wrong that its sorta historical. 50 bucks says that this wins the Wrestling Observer Award for "Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic."
Its also kinda funny, too. WWE is so PG and intent on giving this squeaky clean image of themselves to the public, doing all this shit with Breast Cancer, the military, Make a Wish...and all the good it does them is totally undone when something like this happens. Just when we think we're free of it, I picture Vince McMahon as this crazy puppeteer in the rafters, pulling all these strings to remind us "I NEVER WENT AWAY!"
The most amusing part of this whole thing is that this giant debacle, which is pretty much the talk of the industry (and not in a good way) comes a whopping SIX DAYS after Linda McMahon was soundly crushed in her farcical run for Senate. My God, not even a full week went by and they're already busting out the depravity and scum. 2 months ago, you think we would have seen this? Chris Murphy would have had a field day with it. Now, its like a whole new post-Linda-Senate-run era, except when they break open the bottle of wine against the ring post to christen the occasion, its full of liquid shit.
Great job, WWE. You keep staying classy.
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