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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

I never understood this mentality in pro-wrestling especially in WWE. If an employee pisses Vince McMahon or any authority in the WWE, then how exactly does punishing a character owned by his company make sense?

Also wouldn’t that ultimately make the company look bad/incompetent in terms of its product in the eyes of the “casual” fans?

Think about it like this; let’s say that Tom Holland rubbed the CEO of Marvel the wrong way and in-turn, the CEO tells the director of the next movie to kill off Spider-Man indefinitely.

Wouldn’t this just reflect the company in a negative light as having bad writers, who areincompetent at their jobs. Especially in the eyes of the majority of the people, who most likely aren’t aware of the reason that the character was killed off?

Not to mention that it’s the company who’d be shat on by the critics more-so than the actor.

Maybe this mentality that is very prevailent in the WWE is the reason for its very possible demise.
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Re: How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

I think it's intended to "humble" the talent, but to fans that know someone is being punished it just looked petty.
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Re: How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

It doesn't. It's a stupid practice.
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Re: How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

It doesn't.

But let's remember. Once upon a time, Vince signed Dusty Rhodes to a contract and paid him for a few years to basically try to embarrass him. Didn't care that it took up valuable TV time that could be dedicated to making a new star or just a wrestler he likes, and put him in polka-dots to attempt to make him look bad. Just because he wanted to show people that WWF > NWA/WCW.

And just because it surely made him laugh his ass off everytime Dusty was on TV, I'm sure. He's a stubborn, crybaby, man-child who throws a temper tantrum when he doesn't get his way and in some cases never gets over it. It's been this way for decades now and won't change until he's no longer in that spot.

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Re: How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

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I never understood this mentality in pro-wrestling especially in WWE. If an employee pisses Vince McMahon or any authority in the WWE, then how exactly does punishing a character owned by his company make sense?

Also wouldn’t that ultimately make the company look bad/incompetent in terms of its product in the eyes of the “casual” fans?

Think about it like this; let’s say that Tom Holland rubbed the CEO of Marvel the wrong way and in-turn, the CEO tells the director of the next movie to kill off Spider-Man indefinitely.

Wouldn’t this just reflect the company in a negative light as having bad writers, who areincompetent at their jobs. Especially in the eyes of the majority of the people, who most likely aren’t aware of the reason that the character was killed off?

Not to mention that it’s the company who’d be shat on by the critics more-so than the actor.

Maybe this mentality that is very prevailent in the WWE is the reason for its very possible demise.
That has happened before. McDreamy was killed off because PatricK Dempsey cheated on his wife. They also killed off the black doctor on GA because he was a total douchebag and homophobe.
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Re: How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

because all the people in charge of wwe are like a bunch of lil children. they also embarrass their wrestlers when they pay big money to bring in say some 60 yr old tv personality to get viewers and have one of their tops heals get the shit kicked out of them, by the old fart and wonder why non wrestling fans won't watch
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Re: How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

It doesn't.

McMahon's just a douche.

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Re: How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

It doesn't. With social media/the internet, more people can pick up on what's going on.
It's just being petty. Hopefully, enough people pick up on it and call them out also.
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Its like beating up your car because it under performed.


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Re: How does punishing a wrestler on TV help the company?

Simple it helps because it shows that your boss is willing to get real fucking petty with you if he's feel like you upset him, which probably gets a lot to stay in line
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