Glenn Beck Hides From WWE

WWE issued the following press release:


STAMFORD, Conn., February 25, 2013 – Glenn Beck declined WWE’s invitation to address our fans live on Raw® tonight and then hid from WWE reporters when approached this evening at his studios in Dallas. WWE attempted to get comment from Beck but was unable to gain building access after Beck’s representatives said he was “not in the building,” which clearly couldn’t be the case just prior to his show airing live from the same studio.

Beck referenced WWE as “stupid wrestling people” in a segment that aired on TheBlaze TV last week, criticizing a recent WWE storyline involving WWE characters World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio™, Jack Swagger™ and Zeb Colter™.

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.

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  • Kleck

    Beck = Owned

  • Chris

    Lmao!!! The WWE is really looking like douchebags with this entire program!!

    • Snap

      Exactly what I was thinking. I guess in their view, “Show Tolerance and Respect” only applies if you are in school. I guess it’s a good thing Bruno only really cares about the product the fans experience at the shows, because the corporate side appears to be just as disgusting as ever.

    • Get your panties out of the knot there in. If you can’t see this storyline for what it is, satire, instead of a real political statement, than your no smarter than Beck. In this statement they are merely proving Beck’s lack of stones to back up his own words, a trait that usually means your A) Lying or B) Wrong but don’t want to lose face. Point, Set, Match WWE. Anyone who is truly insulted by this must not have ever watched a comedy movie in their lives as Ive heard much worse said in most of those films yet it gets a laugh each and every time.

      • Wyatt Forcier

        Beck doesnt have to support shit on WWE programming. He has his own show to attempt to do that. He doesnt need WWE up his ass.

        • BlazeKing

          Then he shouldn’t have slandered the company. He better be glad they’re trying to make a story out of it instead of suing his ass.

        • They weren’t suggesting he support them. They were giving him a chance to come onto their show, take up their air time, and say absolutely whatever he wants to say. He could have come on WWE and trashed the character, or even the whole company, and the worst they could have done is cut his mic. (Something they do to their own performers from time to time) He could have responded and made his points clear. Instead, he chose to back down. Either way, they are still getting attention for it, and this way, he ends up looking a lot worse.

      • Greg

        The knot “they’re” in. “You’re” no smarter. “You’re” lying. “I’ve” heard.

  • Peter LL

    Gosh, I wonder why Beck would avoid a hostile interview that seeks to put him in the worst possible light to promote a storyline?

    • They didn’t plan to put him in the worst possible light. Wrestling fans are smarter than Glenn Beck gives them credit for. Beck practically crapped on every fan, calling them stupid, by the way. But WWE offered Glenn a prime spotlight, in front of 14 million viewers, to give an uncensored, unaltered, response to the offensive storylines. Glenn would have been more than welcome to come and set the record straight. If nothing else, that would have made the angle even more popular, because it would make the character even more ridiculous. All Beck had to do was come and clear the air, and his point would be fairly clear, and that would be the end of it. But by Beck and Alex Jones talking this angle up, they are, ironically, gonna give the WWE more attention going into Mania season.

  • Glenn Beck does not represent Conservatives. He used to be a liberal, then a conservative, and is now trying to hijack the Libertarian movement. He goes with whatever is beneficial to him.