Someone talking sense about the Benoit situation

northcutt_fan

Week old post bumping extraordinaire
This is from http://www.1wrestling.com and it's from Ken "MISTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" Kennedy:

KEN KENNEDY: "SOMEBODY, PLEASE, STOP THE INSANITY"
By: Bob Ryder
7/12/2007 9:06:29 AM

Ken Kennedy has posted an extremely well thought out commentary on his website about the recent media attention given the wrestling business in the wake of the Benoit Family Tragedy.

The commentary starts out with, "Please GOD, I'm just BEGGING for someone who has actually wrestled in a WWE ring in the past decade besides Jericho, Bret Hart, John Cena, and Ted Dibiase to come forward on one of these shows and tell the world what's really going on. For these goofs, like Lanny Poffo? Ultimate Warrior? and Marc Mero???!! to repeatedly act as "experts" and "wrestler advocates" on the current situation is like having a frustrated ex-jock who rode the pine bench throughout his high school sports career give advice to Brett Favre on how to improve his game! It's ridiculous, insane, and it really makes me sick that these so called reporters like Bill O'Reilly, Nancy Grace, and Geraldo Rivera, call upon these silly bastards who are bitter and frustrated that their careers have ended to represent the WWE which of course makes all of us look like a bunch of babbling idiots who are all addicted to steroids, drugs, alcohol, etc."

Kennedy points out that things are much different in today's WWE, "I, like everyone else in the company, have the luxury of being able to go home almost every week, play with my dog, hang out with my girlfriend, sleep in my own bed, and eat good home cooked food. This wasn't the case with these frustrated ex-wrestlers who are trying to grasp on to FIVE more minutes of fame and recognition."

Kennedy addresses recent criticism that WWE offers no benefits such as health insurance or retirement, "I hear some of these guys talking about how the WWE doesn't have any type of benefits. I heard Johnny Grunge's widow on Nancy Grace saying that wrestling leaves you with nothing, and that two weeks after her husband was released from WCW that they lost their cars and their home. It apparently wasn't obvious to Nancy Grace, who is reportedly an extremely intelligent person, that they were obviously living outside of their means, and they weren't doing something that my parents taught me to do when I was a little kid……SAVE MONEY. This job pays well, but I know that it won't last forever. It's the same problem with pro athletes and actors in Hollywood who spend, spend, spend, like the money grows on trees and like it's always going to be there, and then falls flat on their faces when their careers are suddenly cut short. Who's fault? The team? The studio in Hollywood? I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy for people who don't save money and spend everything that they earn so they can impress everyone around them with all the NEAT THINGS that they own. As far as the having no health insurance thing goes, I've been seriously injured twice since I've been in the WWE. Every red cent has been paid for in full by the company, which is the case for any employee who is injured during a work or work-related event. Yes, I have my own supplemental insurance which is a bit expensive, but if WWE paid for it, I'm sure that, just like every other company in the country that offers health insurance to their employees, I would just be paid less, so it's a wash!"

He closes by comparing saying Vince McMahon is responsible for the Benoit tragedy to saying the public who watched Anna Nicole Smith's reality show, "In the end, we are all responsible for our own actions. Saying that Vince McMahon is responsible for the deaths of the Benoit's is like saying that you and I are responsible for the deaths of Anna Nicole Smith and her son. The millions of people who tuned in every week to be entertained by "how funny" she was when she was all PILLED up and DRUNK, suddenly became the same people who acted SHOCKED and APALLED when she died of a drug overdose. Somebody, PLEASE, stop the insanity!!!!"
 

andy

Collector Planet Original
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I'm confused. What were you mad about? I thought you were defending Benoit. This is more about the media.
 

Seahawcla

Bench Warmer
Nancy Grace is a joke, I cant figure out how she found work. Of course most of these blowhards are a joke. There is some truth to Kennedy statement but we can not ignore the high number of early deaths going on in the wrestling industry either.
 
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