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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.10
    Originally posted by ExtremeLuchador
    WWE is just taking advantage of over half of the country's legit stupid hatred of Arabs and Muslims.


I have a legit hatred of stupid Arabs and Muslims. You know, the ones with dynamite strapped to their chests. The type that the WWE had no business trying to put in a wrestling angle.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.40
    Originally posted by BigSteve
    That's probably what they'll do, but I shudder to think about how bad a fifteen minute match between Hassan and Batista will be.

    I sure hope that this isn't JBL part II. Vince put the belt on Bradshaw after the Goosestep/CNBC firing. A lot of people thought that that was supposed to be a big "f*ck you" to the people giving him all the bad press. He isn't stupid enough to think that Hassan can run with the belt at this point, is he?


Didn't Bradshaw have the belt before the Germany tour? I'm not sure on that.

Also, seconded on that being the best promo Hassan's ever cut, and maybe the best promo so far this year.
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.29
    Originally posted by CubsWoo
      Originally posted by BigSteve
      That's probably what they'll do, but I shudder to think about how bad a fifteen minute match between Hassan and Batista will be.

      I sure hope that this isn't JBL part II. Vince put the belt on Bradshaw after the Goosestep/CNBC firing. A lot of people thought that that was supposed to be a big "f*ck you" to the people giving him all the bad press. He isn't stupid enough to think that Hassan can run with the belt at this point, is he?


    Didn't Bradshaw have the belt before the Germany tour? I'm not sure on that.

    Also, seconded on that being the best promo Hassan's ever cut, and maybe the best promo so far this year.


Guerrero was still champion at the time of the incident. I remember reading an Eddy Guerrero interview a few months back where he admitted that he didn't handle the pressure of being champion well, which is why the belt was taken off him. In other words, they didn't just throw the title on JBL for almost a full calendar year just to spite MSNBC. I think a lot of people exaggerate how much mainstream attention it got, too. It's not like it was a hot topic issue on all the news shows or anything.

Also, yes, that was by far Hassan's best promo. Goes to show you that if you do something to actually motivate the character, rather than have him parody terrorist attacks and martyring people, you can get better results.



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Sky have cut out the Taker segment where he tombstones the attouney. Grrrrr, getting so sick of it.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
I'll agree. Hassan's character is supposed to be of a patriotic Arab-American who is tired of being picked on. This angle kinda puts him in line with terrorists doesn't it? Would it have been better to have him beat them down showing that although he is harrassed he still loves his country,America.

I am 40 yrs old and fully realise all of this is scripted but I also have friends who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and know a few people who have died in the bombings over there. Scripted or not that scenerio was wrong. I have no use for those terrorist or anyone who associates with them. Again, I fully understand tht it was all scripted but it still wasn't right. Fake or real it stirs some deep feelings.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.01
    Originally posted by tlmkr38
    I'll agree. Hassan's character is supposed to be of a patriotic Arab-American who is tired of being picked on. This angle kinda puts him in line with terrorists doesn't it?


Hassan's not "supposed" to be a patriotic Arab-American. Depending on how you interpret the gimmick he's either:

a) A huge jerk who tries to excuse his jerkiness by claiming to be a disillusioned ex-patriot, or

b) A disillusioned ex-patriot whose disillusionment has turned him into a huge jerk.

Either way, he's not presently a patriot--any pro-US comments he makes or footage of national landmarks he has in his entrance video are done to depict Hassan's transparent efforts to con the audience into sympathizing with him. He's not a patriot, any more than the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers were actually all-American boys or Triple H was really Eugene's friend.

That said, I agree with your main point--that having him behave like a wrestling terrorist totally messes up the gimmick of being mad that people think he's a wrestling terrorist.
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