Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Oct 2011
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Re: Punk & Heyman mocking King's heart attack
I don't agree with Jericho's excuse that "well we all know it was going to be made into an angle." I love ya Jericho, but that's crap. They didn't HAVE to make fun of it and make it into an angle. They chose to. Why? Because Vince is scum.
Then again, I should have seen this coming. Back at Wrestlemania 28, Lawler cracked a joke about Johnny Ace's white suit that said, and I quote, “That suit is so ugly, it would give Brother Love a heart attack.” Sure enough, two weeks before the event, Bruce Pritchard suffered two serious heart attacks. So that's how WWE deals with serious real life events. Makes them into jokes.
Of course, when TNA acknowledged Jerry Lawler's heart attack, they simply said "we send our best wishes to Jerry Lawler and hope he gets better soon. Our thoughts are with you, Jerry." Very tactful and respectful. Probably because TNA isn't run by total scum.
Answer me this-we get on Susan G. Komen for taking donations to their cancer research and using it to live extravagant lifestyles (6 figure salaries for higher ups), fund their administration and whatnot, basically making breast cancer a business. They're exploiting serious real life events and making a living off of it. How is WWE any different? They're exploiting serious real life events, Lawler' heart attack, and they're using it to further an angle an get a superstar over, who will sell merchandise and tickets and allow Vince to live his elite lifestyle. Why is one OK and the other is reprehensible?
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