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The opening segment on this week’s Friday Night SmackDown received a lot of negative feedback from fans on social media but those kinds of segments are not going away anytime soon.

In fact, I’m told that Vince McMahon was “howling” with laughter backstage and loved everything about the segment. Others in the company were not a fan of the segment but they are not going to express those thoughts to McMahon.

One WWE source told me: “Remember, the writers are trying to make Vince happy. If he’s happy then it means that jobs are safe. Vince has always been a fan of segments that parody his wrestlers. As long as Vince is around, you will always see segments like that one.”

I was also told that McMahon thought that Baron Corbin has done a lot to improve and loves what he is doing. In addition to his role at Survivor Series, Corbin is scheduled to wrestle Reigns next month in one of the top matches at the TLC pay-per-view.

Parody segments have been a big part of WWE programming since the late 90s. The first one on Raw happened in late 1997 when Shawn Michaels and Triple H brought out a little person out to the ring dressed as Bret Hart. This was a couple of weeks after the Montreal Screwjob. In 1998, D-Generation X parodied the Nation of Domination and they did a later skit that parodied Vince McMahon’s Corporation stable. As long as McMahon is in charge of the company, you can see more parody/heavy “comedy” segments on WWE television.
Source: https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/vince-mcmahons-reaction-to-king-corbins-big-dog-parody-segment-on-wwe-friday-night-smackdown/
 

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One WWE source told me: “Remember, the writers are trying to make Vince happy. If he’s happy then it means that jobs are safe. Vince has always been a fan of segments that parody his wrestlers. As long as Vince is around, you will always see segments like that one.”
Bunch of chickenshits in this company. Absolutely nobody around to just say NO to him. Not the writers, not the producers, not the performers, no one.
 

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Nothing about it was even remotely funny. Vince has the strangest sense of humour ever. This why no one can relate to this company. It's written to please a near 80 year old senile man.
 

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If we hate it, Vince loves it. News at 11.

I'm convinced one of the reasons he loves Corbin is that Corbin is one of the few guys in the company eager to embarrass himself with shit like this.
One of the few? The whole roster is full of people who obediently do everything Vince says and never object to anything.
 

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One of the few? The whole roster is full of people who obediently do everything Vince says and never object to anything.

They'll nod, but some clearly just nod and force a grin, like Dean/Mox did. Even Roman knows when he's been handed crap (See what Ambrose had to say about Roman's reaction to having to do the Sufferin Succotash promo)

Corbin does this stuff more eagerly.

You're right though that top guys need to really step up and say no. What is Vince gonna do if Roman or Seth say "fuck this shit"? They're too built up at this point to get punished too badly, yet they never seem to say no.
 

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One of the few? The whole roster is full of people who obediently do everything Vince says and never object to anything.
Hence the problem. Vince is a manchild that has no one to tell him no and will have what amounts to a tantrum when someone does.

In fact, this is Vince in a nutshell

 
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