WWE Raw SuperShow One Wrestler Short Due To SOPA Support

from the coming-back-to-bite-you dept

Via Wrestling Inc, we learn that wrestler Val Venis will not be appearing in upcoming Raw SuperShow events due to the WWE’s past support of SOPA and CISPA. According to a recent tweet, Val told one fan, “#WWE asked me to appear but I just cannot do anything with them for as long as they continue their support of #SOAP/#CISPA”. While the WWE was never listed on the official Judiciary Committee list of supporters, the organization made many community sourced lists as a supporter of SOPA. Regardless of when and how the WWE came to be supportive of the unpopular bills, this shows that there is a long lasting bitter aftertaste left in the mouths of those who feel betrayed by organizations that supported SOPA and CISPA.

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Jay (profile) says:

Is anyone else noticing a growing corporate interest in our law making against public interest our is it just me? WWE won’t talk about SOPA even though they support it. The CoC tried everything to get it passed. And we can’t forget that Lamar along with the USTR pushing against what people want.

This is beginning to remind me of the fights that Jefferson and our Forefathers had against corporate interests…


If they are an example....

….of a supporter of draconian copyright laws….well it explains a lot of things.

Seriously, I’ve never seen a sillier, more pointless, more rediculous entertainment venue than this wrestling corporation, whatever their current acronym. No respect meant to those who DO find this show enjoyable. If you like it, I’m happy you found something to watch. I worked as a stagehand on some of their shows. I watched as the mortal enemies swapped jokes and hung out together. I saw the critically wounded “warriors” hobble and crawl out of camera range and resume their normal gait. I watched them rehearse their “spontaneous” gags. Best of all, at the height of the security scare following 9/11, we stagehands were told we had to stay at least 20 feet from the “stars” if we wanted to work the show. Did they fear that a stagehand would blow up a wrestler as a political statement? And yet these characters support even more laws to protect 350 pound guys from deadly wimps like me and you. Gotta protect the “artists” after all.

I’m glad at least one of the performers stood up and repudiated the owners of this sham organisation. Not that it will do any good.

But if I never see another westling show I suppose I’ll deal with it.And considering the cost of viewing one, I guess I never will.

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