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Saturday, March 31, 2007
Pro Wrestling--- McMahon Thinks Asking Him About Steroids Scandal is "In Poor Taste"
by Ivan Trembow
In response to Vince McMahon's comment last week at a Florida press conference that it's "in poor taste" for mainstream media reporters to ask him about him about the ongoing WWE steroids scandal that Sports Illustrated broke, local reporter Todd Lewis said, "Vince, you have your employees dying prematurely due to health problems from steroid use, and you are going to lecture people about poor taste?" I've got a few more things to add.
Do you know what I think is "in poor taste," Vince?
I think that creating an environment where wrestlers feel the need to be massive, gassed-up freaks if they want to succeed in this business is "in poor taste."
I think that failing to try to fix the underlying problems that you have contributed to when so many people have died on your watch is "in poor taste."
I think that exploiting one of those wrestler's death for profit in a pro wrestling storyline for over a year is "in poor taste."
I think that having a joke of a "Wellness Policy" where wrestlers are actually allowed to take steroids and HGH just as long as they have a doctor's prescription that any famous athlete can easily obtain is "in poor taste."
I think that forcing wrestlers to work without pay for X number of days instead of having them actually get taken off the road when they fail a drug test is "in poor taste."
I think that publicly mocking Randy Orton on national television for his temporary loss of muscle mass when he temporarily got off steroids to rehab a neck injury is "in poor taste."
I think that promoting gassed-up freaks to little kids as their heroes is "in poor taste."
I think that promoting man-on-woman violence as something that is perfectly fine and even ideal if the male is in the right and the female is in the wrong is "in poor taste."
I think that continuing a pro wrestling show after a wrestler falls to his death from the rafters of the arena because the safety equipment that he was given was substandard is "in poor taste."
I think that exploiting terrorism for profit on the 4th of July, or any other day for that matter, is "in poor taste."
I think that making fun of a longtime employee's real-life cancer scare in a TV skit where you pull objects out of his ass is "in poor taste."
I think that booking yourself in segments to tongue-kiss countless female employees on national television, some of them with your wife watching from two feet away as part of the storyline, is "in poor taste."
I think that suggesting an incest storyline involving yourself and your daughter is "in poor taste."
I think that subsequently suggesting an incest storyline involving your son and your daughter after the previous idea was turned down is "in poor taste."
I could go on like this, as could anyone who knows anything about Vince McMahon.
The fact is, when most people hear the name "Vince McMahon," two of the first words that come to mind are "poor taste."
Labels: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
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