Monday, September 17, 2012

You Can't Do That on Television.....

Of all the things I caught from Night of Champions, which I did NOT watch live nor in re-runs or highlights, the picture captured of Randy Orton was priceless. This was captured on camera live.


Randy Orton flipping fans the bird. Steve Austin would be proud. Vince McMahon, as I understand it, was very much not. That being said. I issue this open letter to Mr. Orton.

Dear Randy,

I have watched your rises and falls and some have been very good; I'll even go so far as to say some have been great. I like the new persona and I think there is room to expand upon it, but under the new banner of WWE, your actions are frowned upon. That's right.....the same company that gave us Steve Austin doing the very same thing EVERY NIGHT is now looking down on you for doing it. You're supposed to be above that sort of thing.....or at least so they say.

As a wrestling fan, I happen to love the spectacle of the experience, which includes the many personas walking through the curtain. I'm sure the curtain in the current environment feels a bit like shackles as you began in an era when Torrie Wilson's father married Dawn Marie in his skivies on TV or where Triple H and Shawn Michaels budgeoned each other bloody on numerous occasions, but in the current environment, flipping off the fans just won't do.

NOW, if you should decide that there are places you'd like to take this character that rise outside of the kiddie box or should you want to shake up the wrestling landscape just a smidgeon, feel free to Cross the Line. We'll put the gestures to good use as you use them towards Vince and his current direction.

Sincerely,
Tactix

7 comments:

  1. Could this mean Randy Orton is on his third strike? And if so, does he get fired or does he just get away with it for being such a big dog in the Wwe?And if he is fired at some point, do you see him joining Impact Wrestling?

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  2. I see nothing wrong with keeping wrestling family friendly.... do you?

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    1. Your a moron its this crap that destroys and burries our favorite wrestlers like john morrison and its the same matches over and over jids shouldnt watch this cuz they are stupid and they will immitate it and accidently kill another kid plus wwe is such a hypicrit they fired abraham washington for what he said when they hired a convicted sex offender mike tyson get your head out your ass

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    2. Your a moron its this crap that destroys and burries our favorite wrestlers like john morrison and its the same matches over and over jids shouldnt watch this cuz they are stupid and they will immitate it and accidently kill another kid plus wwe is such a hypicrit they fired abraham washington for what he said when they hired a convicted sex offender mike tyson get your head out your ass

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  3. Kids shouldnt watch? back in the 80's that was wwfs target audiance. It gave kids role models. i see nothing wrong with making a wrestling program everyone can enjoy. wwe also puts on all there dvd's "please dont try this it at home" and i think its the parents jobs to enforce it... ive seen more violent material watching nick, disney and the cartoon network. family values are being shunned, and now wwe is being srutinized for cleaning up its act....

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  4. In the '80's, the kind of performers WWF featured as role models were a VERY different breed. If you really want to talk about family values, you really shouldn't be watching wrestling. Wrestling in the current environment is not for kids. Plain and simple. Back in the '80's, Hulk Hogan had his "vitamins and prayers", but you won't find that sort of thing anywhere in WWE OR TNA. DO I blame THEM? No. I don't think it's a matter of WWE cleaning up their act, but rather politics getting in the way of WWE giving fans the best possible product without having to apologize for doing just that. I happen to prefer a more edgy product, hence I don't watch WWE anymore. I blame politicians for the current PG product I loathe so much.

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    1. I agree. The lobby groups are a bit out of hand. I never watched WWE much anyway as a kid, because I thought it was TOO kid-friendly (I called it "goofy" back then lol; more of a WCW guy). They seem to just be going straight to the kid-friendly side, and don't get me wrong, I can understand parents wanting it to be less explicit as far as language and gestures and things for their children, but toe the fine line between the two. It's more work, but it's better for the product.

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