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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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To: Impala64ssa
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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To: Impala64ssa
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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To: driftdiver
I have never understood why people watch this garbage.

Me neither. The entire sport slid into the gutter after Bobo Brazil retired. I haven't watched a match since. It just isn't wrestling without the dreaded Coco Butt.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 10:03:19 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Just started watching the WWE about a year ago, and I love it. Sure, the outcomes are scripted, but they are very good athletes. And it’s a lot more entertaining than a lot of the crap on tv these days. And the WWE’s Tribute To The Troops special every year is fantastic. And the troops love it and appreciate it.

“WWE Tribute to the Troops”

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1450961-wwe-tribute-to-the-troops-top-7-all-time-highlights-of-the-annual-show

As for the Zeb/Del Rio thing, they didn’t have to do that.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 10:04:53 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: stormer

Wrestling is the Iranian national sport.

Fun facts to know and keep to yourself! ;)


23 posted on 02/26/2013 10:14:54 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

Glenn Beck attacked Obama Eligibility folks.....and he is more concerned with a wrestling show?

How about devoting time to real issues....like whether this current President is eligible to serve......not whether some steroid freaks said something bad about the TP....

This is the nonsense that helps the liberals win


24 posted on 02/26/2013 10:18:07 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yes, Bobo Brazil! The coco butt. He was considered the Jackie Robinson of wrestling.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 10:28:39 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

“It just isn’t wrestling without the dreaded Coco Butt.”

Or Fritz Von Eric and his dreaded “Claw!”


26 posted on 02/26/2013 10:34:51 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Here's John Stossel claiming Wrestling is Fake.


27 posted on 02/26/2013 10:40:42 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Impala64ssa
Yeah, yeah, I know pro wrestling is fake,

WHAT ?
28 posted on 02/26/2013 10:55:52 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: Impala64ssa

Wrestling is better entertainment than NFL and Hollywood!


29 posted on 02/26/2013 10:59:20 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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ha ha

I just got done watching some clips of this jack swagger and zeb coulter guys and it was pretty hilarious. Jack just got done beating down some pretty boy with a tan and he was in pain falling out of the ring. they were saying “this guy is what is wrong with america.”


30 posted on 02/26/2013 11:07:35 AM PST by snowstorm12
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To: Impala64ssa

WWE’s John Cena thanking the troops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gjq_YrR7JE

WWE stars interacting with troops at Tribute To The Troops 2011.

“Nickelback - When We Stand Together”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oYl3DRSWPY

“Nickelback - Burn It To The Ground” (WWE theme song at Tribute To The Troops 2011)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02zHfK7IQ3M

My hats off to the WWE.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 11:07:35 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: allmendream
Wrestling is pretty popular throughout that region. The Iron Sheik, Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, was also a bodyguard for the Shah - probably not a man to be trifled with...
32 posted on 02/26/2013 11:19:59 AM PST by stormer
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To: Impala64ssa

The WWE stars - and organizers - are the smart ones. The fans are the knuckle draggers.


33 posted on 02/26/2013 11:24:29 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Impala64ssa
I watched WWE back when it was WWF during the attitude era before it got boring. They've always interjected politics. Al Gore and Joe Lieberman were two of their targets. Glenn Beck's about to be a target too.

I know a lot of their older wrestlers lean R (Michaels, HHH, Leyfield, Flair, Rock) outside of Mick Foley. I'm not sure about the current group.

Beck needs to pick better battles. I never cared much for him anyway.

34 posted on 02/26/2013 11:30:04 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: DPMD

The WWE stars - and organizers - are the smart ones. The fans are the knuckle draggers.


The troops at the Tribute To The Troops events are knuckle draggers? Nice. Liberals would agree with your assessment of our military.


35 posted on 02/26/2013 11:37:24 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Impala64ssa
I liked the response! And like old Zeb said, it's nothing more than fun entertainment where nobody gets killed, nobody gets shot and nobody gets raped.

As a side note, FOX financial analyst John Layfield, aka "Bradshaw", was a professional wrestler......and he ain't no dummy.

36 posted on 02/26/2013 11:51:28 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: driftdiver
I have never understood why people watch this garbage.

I said the same thing about "I Love Lucy"......LOL!

37 posted on 02/26/2013 12:10:12 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: Impala64ssa

Don’t many of the “wrestling” fans root for the “bad guys”?


38 posted on 02/26/2013 12:29:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeminoleCounty
How about devoting time to real issues....like whether this current President is eligible to serve...This is the nonsense that helps the liberals win

That's worked well for ya hasn't it. Obammy's only into his second term so maybe any day now. Perhaps holding your breath...

39 posted on 02/26/2013 1:34:43 PM PST by SwankyC (NO PROGRESSIVES. This Means Liberals and Republicans! Same Thing.)
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To: eyedigress
Oh come on! The preacher man, mouth of the south and that million dollar whatever dude was hilarious back in 1990.

Ah, Brother Love, Jimmy Hart and Ted DiBiase. BTW, I met both Jimmy Hart and Ted DiBiase.
40 posted on 02/26/2013 3:00:11 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Nowhere Man
Hey, speaking of Jimmy Hart aka the Mouth of the South, remember this rock n roll classic? That's him on lead vocals.
41 posted on 02/26/2013 3:34:15 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: chessplayer

Okay, we can play the game by your rules.

Since anyone who puts on the uniform is to be placed on a pedestal, then you make it clear that you unquestioningly endorse Major Nidal Hasan, and PFC Bradley Manning. And we could go further back if you like.

How about all of the uniformed personnel that got themselves into the Leavenworth Military Prison, and the Portsmouth Naval Prison? More of your heroes.

Or we could have an adult conversation in which we agree that troops that graciously show up to an event thrown in their honor don’t necessarily qualify as fans on the same level as the knuckle draggers who make the WWE an unqualified financial giant.

Your choice.


42 posted on 03/04/2013 9:59:02 AM PST by DPMD
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