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Old 11-15-2012, 02:31 AM   #761 (permalink)
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My issue isn't that Punk is trying to get heat. Its that they decided that of all ways to try and draw said heat, they chose THIS. They didn't go for something really emotional or effective, they just dove down straight to the bottom of the barrel and scooped up the slimiest, scummiest thing they could, and went with that. There's a hundred other ways that they could have done it, but instead they did something tasteless.
Based on the number of people who are very upset about this, I'd call this both emotional and effective. And taste or lack thereof is in the eye of the beholder. The poll suggests that most people don't think it was tasteless.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:36 AM   #762 (permalink)
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I had no problem with that mockery at all. They do what they need to do to get heat. Also, I'm sure Lawler was okay with it which was why they decided to go with the mockery. Nothing else to argue here. The WWE has to do what they have to do at times.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #763 (permalink)
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- The controversial Jerry Lawler angle from Monday's RAW where Paul Heyman and CM Punk mocked his heart attack was actually booked several weeks ago and approved by all parties that were in the ring - Lawler, Punk, Heyman and Mick Foley.

One WWE source said the whole angle was a perfect example of "how Vince McMahon thinks." Very few people inside and out of the company were shocked that WWE did the angle because of how Vince is and because WWE has done much worse in the past.

There were very few wrestlers in WWE who were upset with the angle. The majority of the heat within WWE came from WWE's decision to air the video that had audio of Lawler snoring as he had the heart attack and footage of Lawler backstage as doctors tried to bring him back to life.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #764 (permalink)
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To be honest I have more of a problem with the video footage they showed before the angle which showed that the cameras were rolling while Lawler was being worked on backstage. That is disturbing because it meant that in that moment someone made the decision to start recording when it was very touch and go whether or not Jerry was going to make it. The fact they have the footage is bad enough but then to actually screen that footage and on a show rated PG is disturbing for me.

The promo itself didn't surprise me in the slightest, this is WWE, of course they were going to make an angle out of it and naturally they would do it at the first chance they get rather than let Jerry and the fans have a heartwarming return moment. I would personally have preferred them not to do it because I think Punk is far too talented to need to do something like this to get heat on himself
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:52 AM   #765 (permalink)
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I found the audio of Jerry having the heart attack very disturbing. Was there really any need for it?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #766 (permalink)
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To be honest I have more of a problem with the video footage they showed before the angle which showed that the cameras were rolling while Lawler was being worked on backstage. That is disturbing because it meant that in that moment someone made the decision to start recording when it was very touch and go whether or not Jerry was going to make it. The fact they have the footage is bad enough but then to actually screen that footage and on a show rated PG is disturbing for me.
I can see where you're coming from, but I'm just giving WWE the benefit of the doubt here. Maybe they kept the cameras rolling on him so that the fans can just stay caught up with what's going on? It's anyone's guess, but there are plenty of people out there who just love to be "In the know" about what happens in a celeb's life. It's also possible that the footage of the paramedics trying to resuscitate Jerry backstage was staged just to add more drama to it. I don't necessarily mean that that event never truly happened, but perhaps that instance was re-created to get the fans more engaged?

As for everything else yeah Punk may be talented alright, but he is failing as a heel. He is a villain and as such he needs to act like one and sometimes that means stooping to all-time lows. I, personally, would have been more upset if Punk came out without Jerry's knowledge of what was going to happen or if Punk's jab was at people in general who suffer heart attacks. However the jab was at Jerry, whose character has a history with punk's character, and the rest of the show went on as normal from that point and Jerry wasn't even phased. It wasn't even that long ago that Punk included hurricane Sandy in a promo of his and Foley comes down to tell him off. I could be mistaken, but I didn't see a thread in here about how wrong it was or how too soon it was for Punk to mention anything about Hurricane Sandy.

This product is slowly evolving away from the innocent family friendly product that they have been dishing out for some time. I'm not saying I welcome a new attitude era or anything, but I would rather be emotionally engaged (with happiness, laughter, and anger) than to just sit there rolling my eyes and sighing through a segment. As many have said this segment got people talking it got some people truly angry or upset even after the fact. It was successful. It may not be politically correct, but sometimes you have to offend to get people more involved (art, comedy, fighting, etc).
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #767 (permalink)
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Welp it achieved something if we are still talking about it.
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Welp it achieved something if we are still talking about it.
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I think part of the problem with this stunt wasnt so much that it was outrageous. It was that it was outrageous for the sake of being outrageous, instead of to further a story. Nowhere in that promo did I say "wow, at least this is advancing an emotionally engaging story!"
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