After Glenn Beck tried to say that wrestling fans are stupid, the WWE came out in full force to prove the political commentator wrong, and they did just that with flying colors! Find out how they have handled Glenn’s remarks!
Glenn Beck picked a fight that he can’t win, trying to reach a fan base of millions of WWE fans and calling them stupid, which is like saying fish don’t swim in water, it’s just not true!
WWE Invites Glenn Beck To Appear On Monday Night Raw
WWE recently extended an invitation to talk show host and political commentator, Glenn Beck to appear live on last nights Monday Night Raw, in response to a segment that attempted to bash the WWE and their fans that aired on TheBlaze TV. In the segment, Beck refers to WWE as “stupid wrestling people,” when criticizing a recent WWE storyline, involving WWE characters Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. WWE gave Beck the opportunity to address WWE’s 14 million weekly viewers and their global fan base, as Glen believed that “conservative” fans were being demeaned with the storyline.
Glenn Beck segment on “stupid wrestling people” can be found here.
The WWE’s Response To Glenn Beck’s Wrestling Insult
Similar to other television shows and feature films, WWE is in the entertainment business, creating fictional characters that serve as protagonists or antagonists. It isn’t rocket science, it’s entertaining and fun! They create compelling and relevant content to their audience, and it is obviously important to incorporate current events into the storylines. WWE created an amazing rivalry centered on a topical subject that has varying points of view. The storyline was developed to build the Mexican American character, Del Rio, into a hero, given WWE’s large Latino base, which represents 20 percent of the WWE’s audience.
Glenn Beck has since declined WWE’s invitation to address the fans live or on tape, in response to the previously mentioned segment that aired on TheBlaze last week where Beck referenced WWE as “stupid wrestling people.”
The WWE’s Michael Cole Visits Glenn Beck’s Studios To Request An Interview
Glenn decided against visiting the WWE, so the WWE went to him and his Texas based studios, what is hilarious is the scrambling that is done on Beck’s people to get the WWE away from the building. Check out the video below!
WWE’s Original Response To Glenn Beck, feat. Zeb Colter & Jack Swagger
In what might be one of the strongest videos that WWE has created, the video below shows how absurd Glenn Beck’s comments were, we can’t stress enough how amazing this message speaks volumes on how Glenn’s comments were out of line and off base.
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