Originally Posted by Phil_Mc_90
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).