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#1 Posted on
From the Observer site:



TNN issued a statement earlier today concerning the content of last night's Raw show, not defending its product at all.

"TNN takes serious issue with the content of Monday night's WWE RAW episode, and has expressed its deep concern to the WWE. We don't condone the content of this episode, and will work diligently to ensure that similar occurrences do not appear again on our network."

TNN issued the statement before ratings for the show came out.


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
What were they offended by? And will UPN also be upset with Smackdown (if it is the lesbian portion that caused the uproar with TNN)?



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Since: 23.1.02
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#3 Posted on
Hell, I don't care what the WWE decides to put on their show. HLA? Fine. Three Minute warning, and more violence against women? Fine. Whatever, it's a show (though you should really try not to break her freakin' ribs!!). But the fact was that is was all boring, annoying, and pointless last night. So not only would some consider it done in poor taste, it didn't even have any 'entertainment value' to back it up.

Oh well.

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#4 Posted on
It's funny if you imagine the hapless guy from those commercials writing this.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on
That's a very vague statement...do they not like lesbians? Or do they not like lesbians getting beaten up?

If they don't like lesbians getting beaten up, was it okay when the old ladies and Lillian got beat up?

Let's see if they can make their viewpoint clear and non-contradictory.

There was nothing different than any other time there's been a 3-minute warning. It was an entertaining segment.
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#6 Posted on
I guess a kid with a boner picking up a cardboard Pam Anderson IS ok though...



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Since: 26.6.02
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#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by chuckc14
    I guess a kid with a boner picking up a cardboard Pam Anderson IS ok though...


And the kid getting a massage in the hotel and then getting up butt nekkid so they have to mosaic out his rear end. And the same kid asking his partner if he "do" the klingon chick.

And these are the COMMERCIALS for the freakin station.

So then, what's their problem with 2 chicks making out and getting squashed by Rosie and Jamal? Personally, I thought the HLA segment was garbage, but i don't have "serious issues" with it. Maybe they didn't like that kick to the brunette. That was just SICK!




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#8 Posted on
I think the problem is simply that they spent an entire show hyping "hot lesbian action" which, if they actually delivered on, would be pornography.

The Smackdown thing is entirely different - they're doing a story there about gay characters, not promising "hot gay action".



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#9 Posted on
I think someone should transmit to Vince that what the networks found quirky and cutting edge when he was getting 6-7 ratings they find offensive when the ratings drop into the 3's with no sign of pulling out of the death spiral. Funny how mainstream no longer refers to Vince as a marketing genius and the next P.T. Barnum.



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#10 Posted on
I'll say that whatever the WWE does to kick themselves in the ass won't get me to stunned. I've been preparing for this shitstorm since last summer.

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Since: 26.8.02

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#11 Posted on

    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    "TNN takes serious issue with the content of Monday night's WWE RAW episode, and has expressed its deep concern to the WWE. We don't condone the content of this episode, and will work diligently to ensure that similar occurrences do not appear again on our network."


I didn't think HHH's squashing of Spike was that offensive.


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#12 Posted on
LOL.



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#13 Posted on
Must have something to do with Jericho playing apple HORSE with Terri's clevage as the basket.



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#14 Posted on
I think Ol Fuzzy Bastard hit the nail on the head. Two characters acting together is one thing. Two characters simulating more graphic porn motifs is something else. I'm glad I missed last night's Raw. In fact I'm glad I'm missing a lot of Vince's antics recently or I wouldn't be interested in wrestling at all anymore.

DMC

(edited by DMC on 10.9.02 1543)


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Since: 12.2.02
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#15 Posted on
The NEW TNN is pissed at Vince.
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Since: 22.1.02
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#16 Posted on
I don't know, I've heard friends say that it was the most uncomfortable they've ever felt watching RAW. Obviously, some bigwigs at TNN took notice, justified or not.

Bottom line - they're jeapordizing their TV deal for an assinine segment.



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#17 Posted on
That is just loony. I thought the HLA stuff was unentertaining, but that's not TNN's problem... from a standards & practices standpoint, all they did was say "hot lesbian action" a bunch of times, show women in as little clothing as they usually wear on WWE TV, and as I recall, one kiss. It's so crazy for TNN to have "deep concern" about this that I wonder if it's an angle.



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#18 Posted on

    Originally posted by Bizzle Izzle

      Originally posted by chuckc14
      I guess a kid with a boner picking up a cardboard Pam Anderson IS ok though...


    And the kid getting a massage in the hotel and then getting up butt nekkid so they have to mosaic out his rear end. And the same kid asking his partner if he "do" the klingon chick.

    And these are the COMMERCIALS for the freakin station.

    So then, what's their problem with 2 chicks making out and getting squashed by Rosie and Jamal? Personally, I thought the HLA segment was garbage, but i don't have "serious issues" with it. Maybe they didn't like that kick to the brunette. That was just SICK!

To clarify things, the baldheaded boss is named Bob. I don't have any problem with him. The burnt-out slacker who works for Bob is Jesse. I hate Jesse with a passion. I have no idea why Bob would even hire a moron like Jesse in the first place.

Back to the original topic, The theory that TNN got pissed at the aforementioned brutalization. Maybe it was a culmination of constant female degradation on RAW. The Moolah/Mae Young attack, the Lillian Garcia attack, Howard Finkel's comments on blondes, the Bra & Panties Mud Match, the Lingerie Pillow Fight, Lawler's constant screaming of "PUPPIES! CHERRIES! HYMEN! HLA!", and finally capped off with the actual Hot Lesbian Action and the attack that followed, it must have been the straw that broke the proverbial Camel's Back for TNN.

And the WWE did this all for the sake of storylines and ratings. Wow. They must really care for us.



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#19 Posted on
A co-worker told me about taking her daughter to Raw last night (I was there as well, but not sitting with them....)

Her daughter, 9 or 10 now, is a little on the shy side especially with sexual subjects. So she freaked out a little at the lesbian kiss. But apparently she freaked out a LOT over the squash, to the point of crying and demanding to leave. She was horrified.

Hey Vince, it's one thing to tell everybody your product is meant for adults to settle down the PTC's of the world who claim your product harms kids.

What happens when you actually alienate the kids?
deadbeater
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#20 Posted on
This was not done as character development, as great love scenes are, but as pure shock value, made even more 'shocking' by the presence of Three Minutes.

(edited by deadbeater on 10.9.02 1905)


"Business has just picked up" says JR. Then right on cue, Molly enters the arena! Never was JR any better in introducing someone. --Raw 7/15

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