Maybe they have been reading Sexylosers.com a bit to much and got that mixed up with the other shows. There is a necrophilia thread in the strip which is actually quite humorous, in a sick sort of way.
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
Originally posted by vspThe WWE's own parents-information site contains a section explaining the TV ratings for each WWE program. In this section, WWE RAW is described as being appropriate for ages 14 and older.
It's rated as such in TV Guide as well, but this is America, by God, and parents shouldn't have to be responsible for their children. It should be up to the television and teachers, as long as they're not learning anything the parents disagree with but are too busy to teach themselves.
I never said I would take my kids to a wrestling show. But Vince still markets his product to kids (or do only 14 year olds and older buy all those Halloween costumes and toys?), and on the basis of that some parents do bring their kids to the shows. You can't have it both ways. If you're a show for older teenagers and adults, market it that way.
On another tangent what does this gain for the WWE in the long run? I can see a short term pop in ratings for people to see how Kane will get revenge, but then what? How do you outsensationalize necrophilia? Will Kane make his dick light on fire like a ringpost and then anally rape HHH for our entertainment?
Since they probably lost a couple more advertisers, they have to get more pay-per-view buys. Are they going to drag out the HHH kidnapping for 4 weeks until Survivor Series?
This got me thinking - what was the first face stable? The Von Erichs in World Class? Granted, I've only been watching since the 80s, but I can't think of one before that - usually the faces liked/respected each other (as did the heels, really)