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(Metro)   WWE character makes vague reference to MH17, immediately outrages everybody who thinks pro wrestling is real   (metro.co.uk) divider line 100
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2014-07-21 01:37:48 PM
Why isn't this in the entertainment tab?
 
2014-07-21 01:46:07 PM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-21 02:40:04 PM
In Putin's Russia, heel break you!
 
2014-07-21 03:25:00 PM
Why is this on the Main Tab?
 
2014-07-21 03:26:39 PM
To be fair I thought they did their best to stay away from the issue with the characters they have.  They didn't mentioned the flight, use the word plane, and didn't say Ukrainian or rockets from what I read.
 
2014-07-21 03:26:43 PM

eagles95: Why is this on the Main Tab?


Because fark you that's why!
 
2014-07-21 03:29:17 PM
Oblig:

www.memegene.net
 
2014-07-21 03:30:04 PM

sign_of_Zeta: To be fair I thought they did their best to stay away from the issue with the characters they have.  They didn't mentioned the flight, use the word plane, and didn't say Ukrainian or rockets from what I read.


Yeah I actually watched the video and they did not mention the plane and besides which why is the plane specifically an outrage?  Do only the lives of westerners matter?
 
2014-07-21 03:30:53 PM

Egoy3k: sign_of_Zeta: To be fair I thought they did their best to stay away from the issue with the characters they have.  They didn't mentioned the flight, use the word plane, and didn't say Ukrainian or rockets from what I read.

Yeah I actually watched the video and they did not mention the plane and besides which why is the plane specifically an outrage?  Do only the lives of westerners matter?


If Twitter is to be believed, yes.
 
2014-07-21 03:30:56 PM
Oh please. McMahon has been in the business long enough to know that even bad attention is still attention. The history of wrestling storylines is littered with tasteless garbage that occasionally goes overboard.

Basically what I'm saying, is that even though it's scummy to take advantage of the situation with such a fantastic troll, it's still a fantastic troll that will get thousands of bites. They expected outrage and there will be no real repercussions or response, other than maybe a 'heartfelt apology' if important people start to get outraged instead of just random internet jerks (who get outraged by pretty much everything these days).
 
2014-07-21 03:31:14 PM
archive.rpgclassics.com

Not suprising, since it was on of THEM who kicked it out of the sky.
 
2014-07-21 03:31:28 PM
Meh. Alex Jones was calling the shooting down of MH17 a false flag op. Rush Limbaugh was claiming it is a diversion from the illegal border crossings. Birds of a feather....
 
2014-07-21 03:32:21 PM
Vince McMahon goes for the cheapest way to build heel heat, as usual.
 
2014-07-21 03:32:32 PM
eagles95: Why is this on the Main Tab?

because you touch yourself
 
2014-07-21 03:32:47 PM
The Iron Sheikh laughs at these shenanigans.

My favorite wrestler was Ivan Putski,the Polish Hammer. Now get off my lawn!
 
2014-07-21 03:32:57 PM
Her accent is astounding.
 
2014-07-21 03:33:19 PM

itickets.co.za

 
2014-07-21 03:34:01 PM

robcypher: Vince McMahon goes for the cheapest way to build heel heat, as usual.


I still disagree.  They didn't mention the flight.  If they were the first time to not mention how great Putin was (which they have been doing for months) that would have been odd.  They said nothing that was disrespectful to the family.  I assumed the worst was going to happen but they were restrained.
 
2014-07-21 03:35:30 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-21 03:35:55 PM
 
2014-07-21 03:37:04 PM

sign_of_Zeta: robcypher: Vince McMahon goes for the cheapest way to build heel heat, as usual.

I still disagree.  They didn't mention the flight.  If they were the first time to not mention how great Putin was (which they have been doing for months) that would have been odd.  They said nothing that was disrespectful to the family.  I assumed the worst was going to happen but they were restrained.


The Real Americans and this Rusev/Lana story prove WWE can actually dance on the line of what is and what is not acceptable.
 
2014-07-21 03:37:31 PM
This is worse than the time Nikolai Volkoff cracked those jokes about Korean Air 007.
 
2014-07-21 03:37:42 PM
Have we already forgotten??  They have done much much worse

pollexworld.com
 
2014-07-21 03:37:55 PM

Supercampion: Why isn't this in the entertainment tab?


Because it's neither a 'sport' or 'entertaining'
 
2014-07-21 03:38:26 PM
You thought WWE learned anything from this guy?

www.onlineworldofwrestling.com
 
2014-07-21 03:38:44 PM
I hope they don't do what they did for Zeb and Swagger last year and have them break character during a promo.  Let the bad guys be bad guys, WWE.
 
2014-07-21 03:38:54 PM

Beef_Chicken_Veal: Oblig:

[www.memegene.net image 300x225]


/Amazed that took 7 posts to reference
 
2014-07-21 03:39:24 PM

Trance750: Supercampion: Why isn't this in the entertainment tab?

Because it's neither a 'sport' or 'entertaining'


Listen, if Kate Goeslin and the Kardhasians are on the Entertainment tab regularly, WWE belongs.
 
2014-07-21 03:40:06 PM

sign_of_Zeta: To be fair I thought they did their best to stay away from the issue with the characters they have.  They didn't mentioned the flight, use the word plane, and didn't say Ukrainian or rockets from what I read.


You clearly weren't watching any of Zeb Coulter's promos, riffing on the Tea Party platform of jingoism, anti-immigration, and dog-whistle racism.
 
2014-07-21 03:41:14 PM

At first, I was like..

www.onlineworldofwrestling.com

But then I was like..

auto.img.v4.skyrock.net

 
2014-07-21 03:41:57 PM

Rindred: sign_of_Zeta: To be fair I thought they did their best to stay away from the issue with the characters they have.  They didn't mentioned the flight, use the word plane, and didn't say Ukrainian or rockets from what I read.

You clearly weren't watching any of Zeb Coulter's promos, riffing on the Tea Party platform of jingoism, anti-immigration, and dog-whistle racism.


Zeb's character has done a really good job of not going too far.
 
2014-07-21 03:42:17 PM
i290.photobucket.com

When did the Raw thread make the main page? Oh wait...
 
2014-07-21 03:42:39 PM

Rindred: sign_of_Zeta: To be fair I thought they did their best to stay away from the issue with the characters they have.  They didn't mentioned the flight, use the word plane, and didn't say Ukrainian or rockets from what I read.

You clearly weren't watching any of Zeb Coulter's promos, riffing on the Tea Party platform of jingoism, anti-immigration, and dog-whistle racism.


I was talking about this particular issue.

As for that, I had no problem with the Zeb Coulter Tea Party thing.  That was satire.  And not the worst satire I have seen.  It got old quick though
 
2014-07-21 03:42:56 PM
Not news: Some asshole makes a joke about a recent tragedy. News: Said asshole is a professional wrestler. Fark: Pro Wrestling is still a thing.
 
2014-07-21 03:44:15 PM

FuzedBox: Not news: Some asshole makes a joke about a recent tragedy. News: Said asshole is a professional wrestler. Fark: Pro Wrestling is still a thing.


Nice post, Mark.
 
2014-07-21 03:44:51 PM
www.adventuresinpoortaste.com

/spare me
 
2014-07-21 03:45:22 PM
I always enjoy how WWE plays out dramas with foreigners as heels.  Some of my favorites are Mr. Fuji, The Mounty, and La Resistance - snooty French-Canadian wrestlers who were drawn up in the freedom fries era.
 
2014-07-21 03:45:53 PM
I was wondering how long it was going to take for the hand ringing over that to begin.

Oh and Lana's legs.......

What were we talking about again?
 
2014-07-21 03:47:10 PM

How does every good russian joke start??

eta-live.com

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By looking over your shoulder

nikitakoloff.vemma.com

 
2014-07-21 03:47:10 PM
fWc gone mainstream?

Great...now the farkwads on the politics tab are really going to hate us.
 
2014-07-21 03:47:16 PM

FuzedBox: Not news: Some asshole makes a joke about a recent tragedy. News: Said asshole is a professional wrestler. Fark: Pro Wrestling is still a thing.


I hate the be one of the people carrying water for the WWE but if you don't RTFA or RTFThread why do you even visit fark?  If all you are after are the headlines then I suggest that almost any other news site would serve you better in terms of accurate headlines.
 
2014-07-21 04:00:13 PM
I wonder if it was news to some members of the audience?
 
2014-07-21 04:03:20 PM
At least they didn't play the Crash the Plane promo
 
2014-07-21 04:07:35 PM

Pizilla: How does every good russian joke start??[eta-live.com image 479x290]........ .By looking over your shoulder[nikitakoloff.vemma.com image 472x640]


Hey, Nikita has an old UWF TV Championship.

But does he have

www.rfgolds.com

Bruno's belt?

Also, some Russian wrestlers of the 80s were duped into the decadent western lifestyle. Let us pause to remember the story of poor Krusher Kruschev

www.obsessedwithwrestling.com

Who was seduced into the rock and roll leather S&M leather lifestyle by an older man

www.wwe.com

and then had to resort to theft when his partner up and left him

www.wrestlecrap.com
 
2014-07-21 04:10:11 PM

Rindred: sign_of_Zeta: To be fair I thought they did their best to stay away from the issue with the characters they have.  They didn't mentioned the flight, use the word plane, and didn't say Ukrainian or rockets from what I read.

You clearly weren't watching any of Zeb Coulter's promos, riffing on the Tea Party platform of jingoism, anti-immigration, and dog-whistle racism.


Colter's entire gimmick is Vince's way to pretend that Linda's senate campaign is still going.

I'd like to think they're actually mocking the average TP member, but it's hard to mock things that are already amusing. ;)
 
2014-07-21 04:12:15 PM

FinFangFark: fWc gone mainstream?

Great...now the farkwads on the politics tab are really going to hate us.


We shall stand ready with an army of chairs, redacted vodak, and a biatchin camaro of justice. xD
 
2014-07-21 04:13:18 PM

sign_of_Zeta: Rindred: sign_of_Zeta: To be fair I thought they did their best to stay away from the issue with the characters they have.  They didn't mentioned the flight, use the word plane, and didn't say Ukrainian or rockets from what I read.

You clearly weren't watching any of Zeb Coulter's promos, riffing on the Tea Party platform of jingoism, anti-immigration, and dog-whistle racism.

I was talking about this particular issue.

As for that, I had no problem with the Zeb Coulter Tea Party thing.  That was satire.  And not the worst satire I have seen.  It got old quick though


Some of the stuff that Dirty Dutch has been saying with the Real American's gimmick has been very over-the-top racist.  The rivalry between Swagger and Alberto Del Rio had some pretty racist stuff being said.

Though if someone knows how to walk the line with a promo, it would be Dutch.  The guy has been doing it for 40 years.
 
2014-07-21 04:14:38 PM
In other news.

WWE has been the pinnacle of politically correct poster children representing polite people.  Until now

I say that with sarcasm of course.  When have they not done something offensive on occasion? Challenge- you must mention one thing from before the days when people had to pay an arm and a leg in order to send an e-mail.

Since my father was hooking up printers with slow modems designed to print out e-mails by connecting to phone lines in any place including hotels, back before 1989. That's a real challenge.
 
2014-07-21 04:15:52 PM

cwolf20: In other news.

WWE has been the pinnacle of politically correct poster children representing polite people.  Until now

I say that with sarcasm of course.  When have they not done something offensive on occasion? Challenge- you must mention one thing from before the days when people had to pay an arm and a leg in order to send an e-mail.

Since my father was hooking up printers with slow modems designed to print out e-mails by connecting to phone lines in any place including hotels, back before 1989. That's a real challenge.


Well, one printer.  his. It was a heavy beast too. Some hotels tried to sue because they thought it was illegal and weren't up to speed on the fact that other hotels knew about it and were starting work with it.
 
2014-07-21 04:15:55 PM

Egoy3k: FuzedBox: Not news: Some asshole makes a joke about a recent tragedy. News: Said asshole is a professional wrestler. Fark: Pro Wrestling is still a thing.

I hate the be one of the people carrying water for the WWE but if you don't RTFA or RTFThread why do you even visit fark?  If all you are after are the headlines then I suggest that almost any other news site would serve you better in terms of accurate headlines.


I didn't read the article because there's no point. This is the third or fourth person in a week to have drawn the ire of the public for something said about MH17. I don't care about the context, hell, I don't even care if what the guy said was misconstrued. The one thing given about any major disaster is that someone is going to say something that "offends" a lot of people. It's not worth my time to read that tripe.
 
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