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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.78
http://www.wwe.com/news/headlines/1282888

I found this story from wwe.com to be very interesting. Basically it says that the Arab characters debut tonight and Raw will "explore the challenges they face after 9/11". It seems that WWE is having a bit of a premptive strike against the backlash that they'll probably face. At the very least, it shall be interesting to see how hard they are pushed and how offensive this becomes.
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Isn't this similar to a message they released about the Eugene character earlier this year? Talk about being careful... on house shows they've been working as heels, but with all of the garbage they put out there last year about the war (specificially La Resistance, Steiner/Nowinski, etc.), I can't see them revisiting it again with the risk of pissing off even more of WWE's fanbase. Maybe they'll actually take a sympathetic, classy approach with the characters.
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Should be different and fun to watch if they don't go to far out on the plank, push the envelope, or just do a blatant Sgt. Slaughter Iraq lover gimmick with them. Good luck WWE...don't blow this one.



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Man this is a lame idea.

If WWE really wanted to 'explore the challenges they face after 9/11' they would've has Hassan be a face, and some jerkass heel be the one that plays ugly American in attacking him. Instead it just looks like Tiger Ali Singh version 2.0



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Man this is a lame idea.

    If WWE really wanted to 'explore the challenges they face after 9/11' they would've has Hassan be a face, and some jerkass heel be the one that plays ugly American in attacking him. Instead it just looks like Tiger Ali Singh version 2.0


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    Originally posted by Hurrikane757k
    Isn't this similar to a message they released about the Eugene character earlier this year? Talk about being careful... on house shows they've been working as heels, but with all of the garbage they put out there last year about the war (specificially La Resistance, Steiner/Nowinski, etc.), I can't see them revisiting it again with the risk of pissing off even more of WWE's fanbase. Maybe they'll actually take a sympathetic, classy approach with the characters.


I saw the same Eugene correlation as soon as I read the release. However, unlike Eugene, they've managed to make this gimmick completely run-of-the-mill by the end of the first promo.

Hassan's going to be just another foreign heel. Don't give me bananas and call them magic yellow fruit.



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