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The Following is from WWE.com's Stand-up for WWE page, which shows a response to an article posted in connecticut-based Darien times by editor Joshua Fischer, who stated WWE is a product "Barely Above Pornography"

Dear Mr. Fisher:

We are writing regarding your column that appeared in the Darien Times on May 17, where you state that WWE is a product “barely above pornography.”

Although this was an opinion piece, your position as editor of the Darien Times would ethically require you to report the facts accurately and not distort the truth. For future editorials and news stories that may pertain to WWE, we wanted you to be aware of the facts so you clearly understand our programming content and the type of entertainment we provide to our more than 300,000 fans in the state of Connecticut and millions around the world.

All WWE television programming features only TV-PG content as rated not by us, but by the network TV distributors and their standards and practices departments. WWE weekly programming has always appeared on basic cable or broadcast television. As any casual television viewer knows, your description of our programming, based on the Federal Communications Commission rules alone, would not be permitted on broadcast television or basic cable.

WWE is family entertainment. In fact, 40% of the millions of fans who attend our live events bring their children. It’s insulting to these parents to think that they would condone their children watching inappropriate content. WWE may not be your personal choice of entertainment, but that does not give you the right to damage our corporate reputation.

On behalf of WWE, its 690 employees and our fans in Connecticut, we would appreciate it if you would stick to factual statements about our organization and brand. For more information on our company, please go to corporate.wwe.com and feel free to reach out to us for the facts in advance of any articles you write relating to WWE.

Sincerely,
Brian Flinn
Senior Vice President
Marketing & Communications
WWE

Update:

- Linda McMahon says she won’t be distracted by WWE’s war with media outlets in Connecticut that are comparing WWE’s product to violent pornography. We noted how WWE responded to Manchester Journal Inquirer Managing Editor Chris Powell and threatened him with a lawsuit for saying McMahon’s wealth came from “the business of violence, pornography, and general raunch.”

From the CT News Junkie website, McMahon says it’s not a distraction for her:

“It’s not a distraction for me because I’m really focused on what I’m doing. That’s all the WWE. I’m focused on, like today, this jobs tour. We’re going to tour 20 jobs before the end of the week.”
McMahon acknowledged there was some focus on WWE’s content during the last election cycle but voters are more worried about jobs and the economy.

“It was actually a minor part last year, and I really do believe the folks in Connecticut, as I’ve said before, they are focussed on their lives, they’re focused on their children. You talk to women in the Sandwich generation, not just women, they’ve got kids who aren’t finding jobs and are coming back home to live and at the same time they’re caring for aging parents.”
 

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And now you see why there is a PG rating. 40% of their customers bring their children..there's more money involved in being family entertainment than there is being TV-14 in today's American culture.

Sure Linda McMahon wanting to be a politician (probably because she's bored and needed a pet project) has a lot to do with it but creating an environment that's more family friendly is great for the E in all aspects anyway.

Besides the WWF/E was always targeted towards families beginning in the 80s, its a sound business decision.
 

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I haven't read the original article, but isn't pornography classified as something without artistic merit that elicits sexual thought?

WWE isn't a beacon of class or substance. Even though I'm a wrestling fan, I can admit with the current product especially, is low brow inartistic garbage. Horribly written, horribly acted, and most of the time horribly performed.

Also with the modern day "Divas", the whole purpose of the division is to elicit sexual thought. There's a reason why the division has the Kelly Kelly's of the world rather than the Ayako Hamada's. And it's not because of Kelly Kelly's ring prowess or her acting ability.
 

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That's what I want to know. We all know the wrestlers in the back wank daily to porn.
They have the divas, why do they need to wack to porn?
 

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Maybe the comparison is that most WWE story lines are so terrible, that they're barely above those found in pornography. That might actually still be applicable.

It was likely more an instance of a "reporter" who hasn't actually watched the product in five years.
 

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Just some hack trying to make a name for himself. I'd call him a snob and a moron for comparing theater to prostitution but I don't think the fella believes a single word he wrote.
 

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Funnily enough, the acting and backstage segments sometimes look like something you would see in Brazzers.
 

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I haven't read the original article, but isn't pornography classified as something without artistic merit that elicits sexual thought?

WWE isn't a beacon of class or substance. Even though I'm a wrestling fan, I can admit with the current product especially, is low brow inartistic garbage. Horribly written, horribly acted, and most of the time horribly performed.

Also with the modern day "Divas", the whole purpose of the division is to elicit sexual thought. There's a reason why the division has the Kelly Kelly's of the world rather than the Ayako Hamada's. And it's not because of Kelly Kelly's ring prowess or her acting ability.
Kelly and the rest of the divas really aren't that "sexual" at all. There's the stinkface, and before te heel turn, Eve had her booty popping thing. Thats about all they do that's "sexual" these days.

This guy sounds like he hasnt watched WWE in 10 years. The divas division USED to have some wild shit. Not anymore.
 

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Lol I don't see how the entire show or even parts of the diva's matches are 'intended to elicit sexual arousal' so the guy is clearly out of bounds.

Now can you draw some parallels in some aspects of course. But the Jersey Shoreor just about anything else is more or as pornographic as the WWE.
 

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Ridiculous statement, he obviously knows very little about the current product and hopefully that really well written response from WWE will shut whoever this guy is up.
 

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I know people who hate both WWE and UFC, and they'd easily say that UFC fits the OP title than WWE does(especially since UFC involves way more grappling,ground stuff).

What I don't get is how WWE doesn't just get a celeb who likes WWE and supports Linda McMahon, to be in her campaign. WWE has LOTS of real known fans(like lebron,arod,shaq ect), if they could find even just 1 of them who supports Linda McMahon and/or her party, then that'd be a huge step for them. Especially since that star could get her lots of votes, and be able to defend WWE.

Cause I'm sure the same people who are calling out Linda McMahon and the stuff WWE used to do, are the same people who thinks WWEs fanbase is filled with the stereotypical fanbase we saw in the late 90s.
 

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Well atleast the porn business cares about workrate.
 
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