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Glenn Beck slams WWE stars as 'stupid wrestling people' whines characters 'demonizing' Tea Party
NY Post ^ | 2/27/13 | ANTHONY SULLA-HEFFINGER

Posted on 02/26/2013 9:15:54 AM PST by Impala64ssa

Glenn Beck and the WWE are going toe-to-toe in a war of words.

The political commentator, who used to host a show on Fox News, called out the wildly popular wrestling organization last week, referring to the entertainers as “stupid wrestling people.”

Beck’s comments were referring to the ongoing storyline between Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio. Swagger, who has enlisted the help of Zeb Colter, another character in the WWE, is feuding with Del Rio heading into Wrestlemania 29, where the two will square off for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Beck is claiming that Swagger and Colter’s characters are demonizing the Tea Party when the latter of the two went on a racist rant against Del Rio’s character during a show last week.

“The WWE now has put a new character out that is demonizing the TEA Party,” Beck said. “You know Linda McMahon, I’m sorry you didn’t win. We should have seen how your true colors early on, and I think we did. She’s just one of these progressive Republicans that we worry about.”

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Alberto Del Rio is the nephew of Mil Mascaras. Yeah, yeah, I know pro wrestling is fake, I watch it just for laughs, but injecting politics into it is a very BAD idea. WTF are the McMahons thinking? But I suppose there's a demographic shift underway so it makes perfect business sense to alienate the 80% to cater to the 20% and growing. Here's the WWE's response to Beck's "stupid" allegation
1 posted on 02/26/2013 9:16:04 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

To clarify, WWE claims 20% of their fans are Hispanic.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 9:17:53 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

anyone watching that excretement is mentally ill!


3 posted on 02/26/2013 9:22:56 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Impala64ssa

I have never understood why people watch this garbage.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 9:25:00 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Impala64ssa; dalereed

and both their respective ratings will increase because of this ‘feud’.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 9:25:34 AM PST by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: Impala64ssa
I know pro wrestling is fake

You mean 'pre-scripted' ? Planned and practiced? Designed mostly to entertain?

but injecting politics into it is a very BAD idea

Unless you like money. Lot's and lot's of money.

TV Wrestling has always had it's 'political' characters, because it draws audiences.

6 posted on 02/26/2013 9:26:44 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

“You mean ‘pre-scripted’ ? Planned and practiced? Designed mostly to entertain?”

That is true of US presidential elections as well.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 9:29:27 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Watch mixed martial arts and the UFC.

It ain't as pretty as the always exciting always moving “let me set you up to body slam me” WWE stuff - but it IS real.

GrecoRoman Wrestlers have a great foundation with MMA - they are used to cutting weight, and wrestling is a great fighting skill.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20029_5-insane-true-tales-wrestlers-refusing-to-break-character.html

As far as “politics” - talk to the “Iron Sheik” and “The Russian Nightmare”. ;)

8 posted on 02/26/2013 9:32:47 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Impala64ssa

And this is, somehow, “news”? Really?


9 posted on 02/26/2013 9:33:13 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Impala64ssa

I can’t picture anybody other than a mental defective watching professional wrestling for more than the 30 seconds it takes to figure out what it is.


10 posted on 02/26/2013 9:34:08 AM PST by varmintman
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To: Impala64ssa
Yeah, yeah, I know pro wrestling is fake

You lie ...

11 posted on 02/26/2013 9:35:40 AM PST by dartuser (My firearm is not illegal ... its undocumented.)
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To: driftdiver

Some are attracked to garbage.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 9:37:38 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: Impala64ssa

Is he crying yet?

13 posted on 02/26/2013 9:38:15 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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I miss GLOW! Little Amy the farmer's daughter was great!

She always managed to save her mother's farm from the evil banker and his minions.

14 posted on 02/26/2013 9:39:18 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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WWE is real - just like Hollywood movies! (sarc)

15 posted on 02/26/2013 9:39:36 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Impala64ssa

That tack didn’t work out so well for John Stossel.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 9:39:36 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: dalereed

Oh come on! The preacher man, mouth of the south and that million dollar whatever dude was hilarious back in 1990.

It’s a given I haven’t watched since then.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 9:44:35 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Jack of all Trades

LOL!


18 posted on 02/26/2013 9:45:31 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: allmendream

Sgt. Slaughter and the Hulkster come to mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGuhZvO1DKg


19 posted on 02/26/2013 9:45:49 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: allmendream

The Iron Sheik came instantly to mind. But before he got involved as a professional, he was a “real” wrestler who had been on the Iranian Olympic team and later was the US national team coach.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 9:56:20 AM PST by stormer
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