Oddly, I wasn't any more offended by this than I was by the "pillow fight" or the other gratuitous, pointless, non-wrestling, non-plot-related, titilate-the-boys crap that they do. Eric went out to his local rent-a-lesbian store & staged his own publicity stunt. I suppose in a way that is plot-related, supporting what a sleeze Eric is & what a ridiculous 12-year-old Jerry is. I'm not at all convinced that we needed quite as much evidence of these points as we got, but subtlety is not generally a hallmark of these kinds of storylines.
I would have been very, very, very offended if they'd coerced any of the regular talent to do this stunt. But Eric (of all people!) knows where to go for rental porn-ette.
On the Lawler front, there were a couple of things that were different for me than his previous displays. In the past ("Puppies!", "Legs!", "Fatass!", "Cherry!", "Hymen!"), his jizz has always been directed at an actual individual person. That's more offensive to me than his more abstract raving last night. When he's going on about Molly's ass, he's being mean to Molly. When he's screaming for "HLA", he's just displaying his own inner chimpanzee. And because he was doing it throughout the entire show -- as irritating as that was -- he was disrespecting all the wrestlers, not just a couple of women trying to put on a match.
I'm still clinging to hope that this is all leading somewhere plot-wise. Yeah, I know, but I can keep telling myself that.
Sheesh, that segment was in seriously poor taste. Lawler was unexcusable, the lesbians were particularly skanky looking, and then to top it all off we had to watch these girls get physically beat down in a vicious manner. I could almost forgive the obvious ratings grab with the lesbian action, but then to turn it into just another pointless beat down 3 minute schtick was stupid, insulting, and ruined what little good there is left in RAW.
What was the deal, the WWE couldn't stand to be getting good press from PFLAG so they had to go and do something to earn their scorn?
I'm just here for the sweaty mens... pay no attention.
There was a line Lawler had last night amid all the clamoring for HLA. In regards to the Un-Americans, he said, "I would like to see things from their point of view, but I just can't get my head that far up my ass." Boy oh boy, talk about the proverbial pot'n'kettle...
I just don't understand it. Before last week, I hadn't really been minding Lawler all that much on commentary. Maybe it's Tazz-deprivation settling in, but he was pretty calm, focused, somewhat insightful, and not annoying (during segments without women, naturally). But in the span of two weeks, between hymen and HLA, I really wish his recent plastic surgery would have included some sort of muzzle. yeesh.
"This is not Nam. This is bowling. There are rules"
Debuting tonight, on Smackdown ... Josh Matthews as ring announcer! C'mon, he's paid a whole buncha dues dealing with Cat on Velocity -- the boy deserves a little Smackdown exposure. I thought he did a good job, actually. :-)