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#1 Posted on 10.12.02 1327.16
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Taken from Stormwrestling.com

Iíve got a Post Script for you this week as something has been eating at me since I finished typing this commentary. In addition to me being cut out of Tough Enough, there was one other part of the show that caught my attention. The ďribĒ the kid who had the head injury played on his fellow contestants. For those of you who missed the show, the kid got hurt taking a bump (an arm drag, I believe) his head and neck were really sore and he was dizzy. They sent him to a doctor for an MRI. The doctor told him it was nothing serious but he decided to play a ďribĒ and tell everyone he was seriously hurt.

Now I donít know if this was his idea (as portrayed in the show) or someone from MTVís but it was one of the most inappropriate and appalling things Iíve ever seen. If there is one thing you do not ďribĒ about, or make light of in this business it is getting hurt, and being injured. We put our bodies and in turn our health and even or lives in other peopleís hands every day, and that is not to be taken lightly or used for the butt of a joke.

I canít believe that Bill, Al, and Ivory even went along with it and played it up as being a great ďribĒ. This kid came back to the show in a neck collar with his head taped up and told everyone he was seriously injured and would have to leave the show. His fellow contestants were in tears for the guy and I can only imagine how the guy who was in the ring with him when he took the bad bump must have felt. There is nothing more taboo or unacceptable in this business than faking an injury like this guy did. Far too many of us have really suffered injuries like this guy was pretending to have and making light of it is disgusting.

How do you think a guy like Darren Drozdov would feel watching this show seeing a guy making a joke out of a supposed neck injury? Droz is in a wheel chair today from a neck injury he suffered in the ring and I can guarantee you he finds no humour in that. Everyone Iíve talked to in the locker room found this part of the show extremely offensive and I thought it appropriate to let you know the truth, that behavior like this is unacceptable in our business, despite what MTV and the producers of Tough Enough think makes for good television.

Perhaps these kids could better spend their time actually learning how to work and respect this business instead of trying to play ďribsĒ and disrespect it.

Thatís my tirade for this week,
Lance
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#2 Posted on 10.12.02 1334.51
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Agree with Lance. I hope the kid who pulled the rib gets the contract, and maybe Lance can show him what a real head injury is.
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#3 Posted on 10.12.02 1338.05
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Agree with Lance. I hope the kid who pulled the rib gets the contract, and maybe Lance can show him what a real head injury is.


yeah, what a good idea. let's break a kid's neck for pulling a practical joke. eye for an eye! :(
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#4 Posted on 10.12.02 1344.55
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Sorry, I thought the rib was hysterical; not because of Jonah's "genius", but because of the reactions. Matt's "WHERE YA FROM, KID??" had me rolling. That was the funny part for me, not Jonah's creativity. It's very easy to see where the wrestlers would get offended by a rib like that....they work a lot harder than these young kids have so far.
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#5 Posted on 10.12.02 1351.35
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It strikes me as a practical joke by a young kid. Fair enough it was a bit stoopid and not particularly sensitive but for Storm to come out and publically flame the guy for it seems a bit harsh
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#6 Posted on 10.12.02 1353.51
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Aw c'mon. If Bill, who is the Grand High Panjandrum of Head Injuries, wasn't offended, I can't get exercised about it either.
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#7 Posted on 10.12.02 1407.27
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Agreed. I'm sure Droz and many others had friends who are Tough Enough trainers in that room that day, and they didn't seem to have a problem with it.

A little bit insensitive? Sure.
Funny? Absolutely.
Maybe a reminder to respect the business and still know you should live life and enjoy yourself? Possibly.

Lance needs to lighten up.
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#8 Posted on 10.12.02 1415.18
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    Originally posted by sentonBOMB

      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Agree with Lance. I hope the kid who pulled the rib gets the contract, and maybe Lance can show him what a real head injury is.


    yeah, what a good idea. let's break a kid's neck for pulling a practical joke. eye for an eye! :(



Ssshhh...you'll take time away from the Triple H death threats...

-Patrick
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#9 Posted on 10.12.02 1421.33
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If I could be serious for a minute. I'm with Lance on this one. I don't think these ribs are that great, even though they make for good TV. Joking about a career injury or slipping laxatives into someone's drink. What's next some food poisoning? It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
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#10 Posted on 10.12.02 1422.46
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    Originally posted by skorpio17
    If I could be serious for a minute. I'm with Lance on this one. I don't think these ribs are that great, even though they make for good TV. Joking about a career injury or slipping laxatives into someone's drink. What's next some food poisoning? It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.






Actually, its only funny until someone gets hurt. Then, its hilarious.
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#11 Posted on 10.12.02 1556.12
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    Originally posted by PowerPB13

      Originally posted by sentonBOMB

        Originally posted by redsoxnation
        Agree with Lance. I hope the kid who pulled the rib gets the contract, and maybe Lance can show him what a real head injury is.


      yeah, what a good idea. let's break a kid's neck for pulling a practical joke. eye for an eye! :(



    Ssshhh...you'll take time away from the Triple H death threats...

    -Patrick


*rolls eyes* are you getting paid by per HHH mention on this board? For someone who is tired of people bitching about him, you keep bringing him up in the oddest places.
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#12 Posted on 10.12.02 1600.41
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    Originally posted by spf2119

      Originally posted by PowerPB13

        Originally posted by sentonBOMB

          Originally posted by redsoxnation
          Agree with Lance. I hope the kid who pulled the rib gets the contract, and maybe Lance can show him what a real head injury is.


        yeah, what a good idea. let's break a kid's neck for pulling a practical joke. eye for an eye! :(



      Ssshhh...you'll take time away from the Triple H death threats...

      -Patrick


    *rolls eyes* are you getting paid by per HHH mention on this board? For someone who is tired of people bitching about him, you keep bringing him up in the oddest places.



Well, the rest of the 'net seems obsessed with the guy one way or another, might as well follow suit.

(reads RSPW awards) Aw, come on, Triple H is WAY worse than Jackie Gayda...

-Patrick
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#13 Posted on 10.12.02 1604.59
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While I found the rib funny, Storm does have a point. He prides himself on never having injured an opponent and I imagine that he would feel quite horrible if he did cause even a major, let alone career ending, injury to someone. So I can understand why he would take offense to someone faking an injury. Not to mention, I've seen the Tough Enough trainers repeatedly bitch at people for faking sickness/injuries (such as the kid in the casting special) so it is a bit hypocritical to support someone doing it as a joke. At least when someone is faking an injury to get out of having to do work, they're not directly hurting someone. Faking an injury as a joke (as we saw) toys with a person's emotions.
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#14 Posted on 10.12.02 1618.41
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"Fair enough it was a bit stoopid and not particularly sensitive but for Storm to come out and publically flame the guy for it seems a bit harsh"

Dear God! logic! Now let's apply that to OTHER areas of i-net wrestling commentary!

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#15 Posted on 10.12.02 1625.33
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    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    "Fair enough it was a bit stoopid and not particularly sensitive but for Storm to come out and publically flame the guy for it seems a bit harsh"

    Dear God! logic! Now let's apply that to OTHER areas of i-net wrestling commentary!




Shit you're right sorry.

eh.... Storm's bang on. lets start a campaign to get this guy off our tellys. Better still lets make sure he never works again. Yeah, that kids a parasite. The day he gets on RAW or SD is the day we should all give up for good.

Man that feels better.
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#16 Posted on 10.12.02 1705.27
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation

      Originally posted by skorpio17
      If I could be serious for a minute. I'm with Lance on this one. I don't think these ribs are that great, even though they make for good TV. Joking about a career injury or slipping laxatives into someone's drink. What's next some food poisoning? It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.






    Actually, its only funny until someone gets hurt. Then, its hilarious.



Ooh! If you had put "just hilarious", then that would have been Faith No More Gold!
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#17 Posted on 10.12.02 1711.49
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I may be a bit biased, as I knew Owen Hart...so, I'll try not to shout things:

Wrestling is a sport. It's a fraternity. There's ribs. There's hazing. It's part of the lifestyle. The saying is true, it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And when someone gets hurt, it's horrible to know somebody when they do get hurt.

The rib was *potentially* offending, but they didn't go overboard and try to make it huge. It was one kid trying to be a funny guy, that's all.

I agree with Lance, but the kid was just trying to fit in.
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#18 Posted on 10.12.02 2028.40
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    Originally posted by Freeway420
    I agree with Lance, but the kid was just trying to fit in.


I'm not so sure "the kid was just trying to fit in."

As he said himself, Jonah was looking to up his standing in the eyes of the trainers by showing them that he could act or play a character. Using a supposed "head injury" to do that may have crossed a line, and I can see how some could be offended by that.
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#19 Posted on 10.12.02 2041.19
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Ya know, I've checked out Lance Storm's website on more than a few ocassions and one thing is blaringly obvious: Lance Storm's a real bitch. Seriously, Lance really needs to loosen up. Yeah, maybe it was a little offensive, but calling it "one of the most inappropriate and appalling things Iíve ever seen" is going way overboard.
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#20 Posted on 10.12.02 2105.23
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    *rolls eyes* are you getting paid by per HHH mention on this board? For someone who is tired of people bitching about him, you keep bringing him up in the oddest places.


I was thinking the EXACT same thing..sans eye rolling.

And I thought the "rib" was pretty funny.

On another note...I'm only from Oklahoma, BUT, this usage and over-usage of the term "rib" is totally new to me.

I've heard someone say he was "ribbing" someone...but I've never heard a practice joke called "a rib" until the TE III episode and now I've heard it 9,000 times.
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