WWE Invites Glenn Beck to Appear on 'Raw'

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February 22nd, 2013

 

via press release:

WWE® INVITES GLENN BECK TO GET RAW

STAMFORD, Conn., February 22, 2013 – WWE has extended an invitation to talk show host and political commentator, Glenn Beck to appear live this Monday on Raw, in response to a segment that aired on TheBlaze TV yesterday. In the segment, Beck references 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 is giving Beck the opportunity to address our 14 million weekly viewers and our global fan base, as he believes we are offending our “conservative” fans with this storyline.

 

Similar to other television shows and feature films, WWE is in the entertainment business, creating fictional characters that serve as protagonists or antagonists. To create compelling and relevant content for our audience, it is important to incorporate current events into our storylines. WWE is creating a rivalry centered on a topical subject that has varying points of view. This 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 our audience.

 

 

Link to Glenn Beck WWE Segment:

http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/02/20/wwe-creates-controversial-tea-party-wrestler/?utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2013-02-20_201024&utm_content=54524200&utm_term=_201024_201032

 

 

About WWE:

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  • Adam

    Hahaha love it… Beck will get ripped a new one if he goes there with those crazy wrestling people! Good luck

  • MBmomof3

    Can’t wait to see Glenn Beck get the Smackdown! Any chance they could invite Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Karl Rove? Oh heck, just invite the entire Fox News lineup.

  • texasjd

    you are misrepresenting beck as usual. he said the tea party characters were racist, but tea party members are not racist, but they are pro small government. he did not say wwe was stupid. do your research! at least listen to beck before you report on his statements…that is your job.

  • JSunkist

    Invite the whole MSNBC and CNN cast as well, then you have a show. Can’t leave ‘any’ of them out

  • Golden Guy

    What a fail, that Swagger character is getting the worst push in the company’s history. The dude already got arrested that should be a sign that this boring dude should not receive a push.

    Just watch TNA on Thursdays guys way better product.

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