Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Not "Fit" For the WWE?

JBL vs. Finlay at Wrestlemania 24
By Kevin Hunsperger

After a decade with the WWE, the powers that be in Stamford have released Dave "Fit" Finlay.  While I normally don't comment on each "future endeavoured" superstar, I feel the need to write about this one.

The word on the street is that Finlay was canned over an incident at a WWE house show over the weekend.  Apparently, the Miz interrupted the National Anthem as part of the story line.  I don't believe the Miz was legit stopping the singing.  Anyway, members of the National Guard (a WWE sponsor) were in attendance and because Finlay was the agent in charge of the show, he took the fall.

First of all, I love my country.  I stand each time the National Anthem is sang or played.  I salute the flag.  I support the Constitution and plan to visit Mount Rushmore one day.  You get it, like most of you, I'm proud to be an American.  I'm not offended by the fact that someone interrupted the singing of the National Anthem.  I'm more offended by the fact that people whine and complain about the interruption.  And the fact that someone was fired over this is even more ridiculous.

Here's a thought, you're attending a wrestling show.  The bad guys come out and do things to rile up the crowd.  As far as I'm concerned, when you buy a ticket, you're giving the performers the authority to do things to piss you off.  To offend you.  To make you boo them.

So if you're offended by what happened at that house show, I say this: get over it.  It's entertainment.  If you weren't entertained by that, wait five minutes for something else to happen.  A man has lost his livelihood because of this.  Okay, rant over.


  1. Quite right, just get over it. No need to accept everuthing so close.

  2. Not a wise move by Finlay. Especially since The National Guard was around. The anthem is taken far too seriously by the masses to mess around with.

    I'm hoping he will only be fired temporarily like they did with Daniel Bryan. Maybe it's just an apologetic PR move to sustain the relationship. When enough time passes and the smoke clears, Finlay can be reinstated without any sponsors noticing.

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