Monday, October 18, 2010

Stand Up for WWE

Today, WWE unveiled a new ad campaign, spearheaded by Vince McMahon himself, called "Stand Up for WWE," to clear up some of the "attacks" on the company in the wake of Linda McMahon's Senate campaign.



Is it PR for WWE after they've taken a beating in the media in the last few months or is it PR for Linda McMahon, who is in an extremely tight race in Connecticut? Is it a long overdue campaign or is it a plea for help out of a mess WWE got itself into? I'll have my thoughts on the situation in this week's episode of Kick-Out!! Radio, but I'd love to hear your initial reaction to McMahon's comments.

8 comments:

  1. I think this is a long overdue campaign. The WWE has take a media beating for a long time, and even worse post Benoit. I think the mass general public needs a wake up call on all the things WWE brings.

    I know this paints WWE as angels, but the media basically sees them all as devils and it is up to us as the public to see the middle ground.

    WWE is taking a lesson from the early 80s NBA as it tries to show the public its not its dark stereotype.

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  2. It's for Linda's campaign. This pandering to the fanbase is very fake. It's just the McMahon Million Dollar Mania 'Americana' speech all over again. "Share your thoughts, as long as we agree with them.".. The WWE is fairly happy in the position they're in at the moment to do anything that isn't motivated by the election.

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  3. I am just thinking... if it was any other entertainment company, would they be able to make such a plea with a straight face?

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  4. If it was any other entertainment company, would they even have to?

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  5. Well, I think Rockstar would have loved to have been able to pull out one of these kind of appeals after the Hot Coffee/Manhunt 2 controversy.

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  6. Now there's a good point, video games and wrestling are both often unfairly vilified by a media that doesn't understand or care to learn. From reporters still calling it "World Wide Wrestling Federation" to the infamous "SEXbox" report, wrestling and video games have a lot in common with each other.

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  7. It's pathetic. Wrestling problems were completely ignored by major media pre-Benoit, and WWE really made it through that without any long-term repercussions.

    The criticisms against WWE are largely completely fair, and the company is just whining and complaining because it has no answers.

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  8. Maaaaaaaaaan, a couple of shots of WWE's scantily clad bikini-models-cum-"WWE-Divas" isn't exactly the best way to represent the company in the public eye, is it?

    I'm not going to do WWE's PR work for them. While misinformation is obviously out there, it's not as if WWE can be completely absolved of responsibility just by involving their fanbase--to whom, of course, they pander with videos of THE UNDERTAKER AWESOME YEAH.

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