Peanut butter and chocolate: two great tastes that taste great together. Glenn Beck and professional wrestling? Well, let's just say that I probably wouldn't watch either one on a dare, but the combination is actually quite intriguing. World Wrestling Entertainment invited Beck to appear on Monday's show, after Beck took issue with new WWE character Zeb Colter, who he feels is "demonizing" the Tea Party. Glenn, always polite, turned down the opportunity to appear and back up his words with action. Folding chair slammin', over top rope, flying dropkick action.
Instead, The Beckman fell back on his strength: paranoia: "So may I ask: Did George Soros buy the WWE? I expect that
from Hollywood, but I don't expect ‑ if I'm getting my entertainment
from somebody that I think is on my side ‑ and I'm sorry. I just don't
see a bunch of progressives going and buying their tickets to the WWE.
Do you?" Touche, Douche. But what sort of high-octane, maximum pain-inflicting response did the WWE come up with? "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 twenty percent of our audience."
Did I read that right? Not just the "twenty percent Latino" part, which is probably shocking enough for anyone who hasn't taken a peek at Lucha Libre over the past century. I mean the "storylines" part. Storylines? Are they suggesting that the outcomes of these matches may, in some cases, be predetermined? And if that is in fact the case, could some of the bashing, crashing and general flying about be just pretend?
Well, you can just rock me to sleep tonight then. And how do you suppose Glenn will take this news? Or maybe, just maybe, Glenn Beck is fake too.