I never said that this promo was one of the funniest I have ever seen in my life but I am glad this segment happened, especially after Linda lost, because it may be a sign that we will see edgier stuff in WWE now
Agreed completely, because edgy always = better rite?
Like an 80 year old woman giving birth to a hand and Kurt stalking Sharmell and Big Bossman hanging and Katie Vick and all that other stuff that is looked back on with "what the fuck were they thinking" by most fans.
This sort of stupidity is the issue here (not calling you out in particular btw). This "PUNK MOCKED A GUY WE WACHED ALMOSTT DI SO EDGIE XXXXD NEW ATITUTDE EARA" horseshit.
Thing is I don't think it's the biggest deal here, WWE have done a lot worse. But yeah, some people found it uncomfortable, understandable considering not too long ago we watched him nearly die on camera. Hell I felt uncomfortable when Cole was mocking Lawler's dead mom, and she sure wasn't my mom. It wasn't the "wow what a good heel" feeling either, but a "I really don't want to see this" kind.
And people keep bringing up Shiek and Slaughter's heel turn during the Gulf War. Well
1 - I thought most people felt that was a really cheap way to get heat (not only anti-America but also "defecting" to the enemies side during a war)
2 - Times change, people have smartened up. When things go "too far" they don't get mad at the wrestler (hell just look at last night's crowd reaction) but instead get mad at the writers
Honestly it's been said in this thread already but the worst part about that whole promo was that they actually recorded the doctors giving CPR to Lawler
when he was medically dead. What kind of chucklefuck gave the green light to record someone dying backstage?