More talk of Lawler angle from Raw



Hi Dave,
   Just wanted to add my thoughts to the Raw Angle regarding the Lawler heart attack. I know it's a day late and I've been reading all the postings and just wanted to share a few thoughts. All I really have to say is Lame, worthless, pointless, and what is the point? Shock value? Ratings? Interest? They are going to get none of these from this angle. I don't know even what I'm watching anymore when I watch WWE, it's not wrestling or entertainment. It's just mindless garbage. I've been a wrestling fan for over 30 years since I was 10 years old and have been a huge fan. But I find myself following the product less and less because of this very reason. It's just stupid. In an industry filled with bodies upon bodies of pro wrestlers over the years who have died at young ages because of heart attacks, and losing someone just last week in Brad Armstrong, just lame. The question is why? Is Vince this untalented? Does this amuse Vince? It's just like his constant joking with Jim Ross and Bells Palsy. Not funny, don't want to see it, don't want to watch it. I just shook my head during the angle and I was not even surprised. I just knew it was going this route at some point, just did not think it would be so soon. They could at least let Jerry and the fans enjoy the moment with his big return instead of literally ruining it within minutes. Just lame and sad. Vince need's to retire.
Thanks,
Jon Southerland
Clovis, Ca.

Hello Dave:
 
I'm a huge fan of Punk, Lawler and Heyman.  As I was watching the angle unfold, I thought to myself, "Here's the Observer award winner for most disgusting tactic - possibly by unanimous vote."  Then, I happily turned the channel away from my favorite performers to the NBA.
 
David Kaplan

Hey Dave just wanted to comment on Lawler angle. When they did it I wasn't surprised that's what WWE is and has always been, using anything to get heat. At this point they have   burned there audience down to mostly hardcore fans anyway. It's hard to imagine an angle where I would say OK I'm done with wrestling. I played the new WWE 13 attitude era, I fbecame I fan when I was 8 in 1998 not because of the raunchy angles, The Rock's larger then life personality pulled me in and I was hooked. I have always thought to that WWE calling everyone superstars makes the word meaningless. In real sport's Lebron James Derek Jeter and Peyton Manning are superstars not the guy on the bench. In WWE to me superstars should be the ones that draw ratings like Cena, Undertaker, Shawn, HHH. Then there are the two megastars Rock and Austin who are just on another level. I know the superstars thing is because Vince doesnt like the word wrestling and wrestlers, because he thinks it has a bad reputation and it does. Part of why it does is WWE doing stuff like the Lawler angle.

Matthew Saws

Hi Dave,
I'm not surprised but am disappointed with the kneejerk responses to the Lawler angle - an angle Lawler himself most likely suggested, given his Memphis exploits.  If one wants to be upset over the WWE airing footage of the snoring and of Lawler on the gurney, then that's fine.  To be upset with the Punk angle is a little bizarre since such angles have a lot of historic precedence; of course, precedence doesn't make it right, but we are all fans of professional wrestling and it is to be expected that angles in poor taste will air.  One should consider that the WWE might have been filming Lawler on the gurney with the hope that he might revive suddenly.  Who is to say?  Certainly in the internal WWE bubble, their view plausibly could have been far different, even if their behavior is terrible to the fans externally (and justifiably so).  Knowing how insane the WWE really is - take Linda's two senate runs as examples - their viewpoint internally might not have been with malicious intentions.
What I'm getting at is the reaction is overblown.  Was it an unnerving angle deserved to get cheap heat?  Sure it was.  I wasn't happy with the angle as well.  But the reaction is still overblown.  The fact is that Lawler, to some degree, consented to everything that happened because if he didn't, he would just pack his bags and go home. 
 
Nell Santucci

HEY DAVE.......JUST WHEN YOU THINK WWE CAN'T SUCK ANY MORE, THEY DO A HORRIBLE FORM OF WHAT MC MAHON CALLS ENTERTAINMENT BY DOING THAT HORRIBLE, TASTELESS SKIT ON RAW WITH WITH CM PUNK & PAUL HEYMAN.  THAT WAS SINKING TO A NEW LOW IN BRINGING IN A REAL LIFE SITUATION & USING IT AS FUEL FOR AN ALREADY LIT FIRE.  PUNK HAS ALREADY CEMENTED HIMSELF AS THE HEEL BEING ALLIGNED WITH HEYMAN, BUT TO DO A STUNT LIKE THAT WAS TOTALLY IN-EXCUSABLE.  IF I WAS PUNK & HEYMAN I WOULD HAVE REFUSED, VINCE CAN'T AFFORD TO FIRE BUCK, HIS LOCKER ROOM IS DWINDLING ALREADY.  MC MAHON HAS PUSHED THE ENVELOPE TO MANY TIMES ALREADY, THIS WAS THE ICING ON THE CAKE.  SUPPOSE VINCE CAUGHT A HEART ATTACK & THEY MADE FUN OF HIM, HE'D BE FURIOUS.  SHAME ON YOU VINCE, YOU CRAP & SPIT ON THE LEGENDS EVERY CHANCE YOU GET & I'M SURE YOUR FATHER IS SPINNING IN HIS GRAVE.
 DOMINICK VALENTI

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