Originally posted by InVerseIf they did an angle where Kane actually murdered someone on the show, I could buy it as being too unrealistic, but how many murderers are actually walking free on the streets today? There's even a good chance that someone in the crowd last night has killed someone in the past.
Well, we have had plenty of instances of "attempted murder:"
* People thrown off bridges * People dropping occupied cars from great heights * People committing Hit and Run attacks * People pushed off the top of the Titantron
I think it's funny that they're running this angle right when Paul Bearer/Percy Pringle is leaving or has left the company.
It would be cool if Paul somehow came back for one last TV shot, either to exonerate Kane from this fiendish plot or be revealed as the mastermind behind it and have "his son" tombstone him into retirement.
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Yes, that's comparing by saying the WWE isn't the NFL. They've never said "Hey, we're just like the NFL." they've repeatedly stated that they're not anything like football. Yet you see that as evidence that they should be judged just like football?
As for murderers in the NFL, let's see. A few years ago, Rae Carruth of the Panthers was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder as a result of his part in the murder of his girlfriend. I won't even bother to get into OJ.
And go ahead and point out that nobody called Carruth a murderer on Monday Night Football. I'll point out once again that wrestling and football are entirely different things. One is a sport and the other is an entertainment program.
Yes, but they were still comparing the two. I didn't say that they were saying the WWE is like football. But they constantly straddle the line between entertainment and sport. JR will go on and on about "what great athletes" the wrestlers are. That's fine.
My point (and it's the last time I'll make it), is that it's not strictly an entertainment product, because they're constantly comparing themselves to legitimate athletics. And what those guys do in the ring is certainly athletic. So when you say, "Well, there's murder on CSI," the comparison isn't valid, because you're not comparing it to another dramatic TV series. That's why people are finding this murder angle so offensive. If you still want to argue this point, privately message me because we're talking in circles, now.
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Originally posted by asteroidboyMy point (and it's the last time I'll make it), is that it's not strictly an entertainment product, because they're constantly comparing themselves to legitimate athletics.
Ok, ok. I get it. You're saying that they should have done the murder angle on Smackdown which they compared to Will & Grace (thus deserving to be judged as a sitcom).
Originally posted by asteroidboyMy point (and it's the last time I'll make it), is that it's not strictly an entertainment product, because they're constantly comparing themselves to legitimate athletics. And what those guys do in the ring is certainly athletic.
I'd say they're comparing themselves to the NFL right now mainly because Monday Night Football is the biggest ratings competitor they have in that time slot.
We all know what happened the LAST time Vince tried to compare something he owned to the NFL...
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I guess either Drew moves to RAW (thus robbing Smackdown of yet another upper-tier wrestler) or he's brought back to Smackdown via Deus Ex McMahonchina. SD needs all of the help they can get, so hopefully he stays put on the blue show.