Guys, don't bash me here, but, please partake is a friendly exchage of ideas and observations on one of America's greatest living enigmas who is
1) Brilliant and on his way to the Elite, Corporate, Hall of Fame.
2) Gifted in Entertainment Genious and just lucky.
I'm talking about Vincent Kennedy McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
I've been a longtime wrestling fan as I'm sure many of you are, but, after sitting at the computer on ATS WHILE watching Monday Night Raw, there
were some related issues that occured to me.
1) This guy is RICH! He is catching up with Trump, Gates, Branson and Murdoch for sure. He completely plays the part of the Global Elitist as does
his son, Shane-O-Mac and his daughter Stephanie.
2) He owns the trademark to n.W.o and New World Order from buying WCW and the franchise rights to it.
Don't worry, there's more...
3) John Layfield from Fox News IS JBL, Ultra-Consevative, so-to-the-right-he's-driving-off-the-road Republican, Wrestler/Commentator for Friday
Night SmackDown. JBL, as a charachter/personality in WWE has gone so over the top in certain areas such as Mexican Illegal Immigrancy and other
headline topics that get written into scripts. He does, in the show, represent the Elite Rich.
4) I keep seeing the WWE Champ Cena in more and more everyday things. Movies (The Marine, WWE Pictures), Commercials (Subway opposite Jarred) and,
for the love of God, the News. He's been making appearances on local Fox morning news, WGN Morning News, the Today Show and umpteen Sports Channels.
The guy's a Phenom to everybody. He IS my current favorite wrestler, mostly because he plays a good guy. But, as a Chicago-land resident, it was Cena
on WGN Morning News that floored me. This was what got me thinking about the fingers of WWE spreading out.
So I tried to look at some other media featuring WWE. What do we have:
The Marine-John Cena
See no Evil-Kane
Waterboy-"The Big Show" Paul White
The Mummy II, III-The Rock (this includes The Scorpion King)
Walking Tall-The Rock
Gridiron Gang-The Rock
Spiderman- "Macho Man" Randy Savage
They Live-"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Rocky III-Hulk Hogan
Suburban Commando-Hulk Hogan
Jason X was financed by WWE Films
Rap-Rey Mysterio Jr.
Rock-Insane Clown Posse (these guys wrestled for a while on WCW)
Ghost Hunters-C.M. Punk
The Biggest Loser-Stacy Kiebler
Subway Commercial-John Cena
Miller Lite Beer-Triple H (MAN LAWS!!!!)
ESPN Commercial-"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
GI Joe-Sgt. Slaughter
Surreal Life-Joan Lawler(Chyna)
There are more, I just can't think of more right now without losing track of what I'm thinking.
I'm just saying it seems that WWE is dipping it's hand in more and more mediums to broaden it's control over the Entertainment Industry. In it's
endeavors, WWE and Big Vince are RAKING in the dough. Literally worth BILLIONS of Dollars.
I wonder why no-one has brought this up before, I did an ATS search and it's never been pondered here. I thought I'd bring it up.
Oh yeah, here's some "Factions" that have popped up in WWE:
The Four Horsemen
The nWo:New World Order, nWo:Wolf Pack
Anybody have any other features of WWE that I haven't listed here?
I AM a fan as is my 8-year-old Step-Daughter and we won't stop watching it and being entertained, but, I'll never watch it again without seeing
Conspiracy Theory-related twinkles all over it.
Let's have fun with it, shall we?
edited to put more pizzazz in the title!
[edit on 1/14/2007 by Cuhail]