Guys, do you like wrestling? Do you enjoy watching heels be heels and faces be faces? I know you do, you just looked up “Wrestling” and came across our podcast and you know that the Wrestling Mayhem Show existed. For that, thank you. You’re smart enough to know the line between good and evil.
Where am I going with this?
This past week, a mother of a fan decided that her son was disrespected by a wrestler at a live show when sitting in the front row, Universal Champion Kevin Owens came up and yelled at the kid telling the kid that he shouldn’t buy a Kevin Owens shirt (as the kiddo was wearing a shirt of the #1 Contender for the Universal Championship, Roman Reigns). You heard the video, you saw the mother’s post and you PROBABLY saw this.
"A wrestler told my son not to not to touch him. I'm completely heartbroken…Well, not really but if I complain maybe I'll get free stuff!" pic.twitter.com/VbXjLzLYOg
…and the title says it all because the first part is going to be the quote that Kevin Owens says time and time again while in the ring: …AND THAT’S WHY HE’S THE CHAMP! I hate to bring this to your attention but…Kevin Owens isn’t going to give you a free pass, here. That’s Kevin friggin’ Owens. He’s a bad guy! What did this mother want to happen? Have Kevin Owens, at the end of his match, take off his shirt and give it to the kid? Pat the boy on the head, say “Merry Christmas!” and skip off through the entrance? What is he? The New Day?! No!
He’s the biggest friggin’ heel in the WWE and arguably the best heel in all of professional wrestling and…sorry…he played you. YOU! Y-O-U! And YOU took the bait. Want to know how I know you took the bait? Here:
All because my 7 year old wanted a high five and wasn’t wearing his shirt. My heart sank.
HE’S SUPPOSED TO BE A DICK! TO ANYONE! TO ME! TO YOU! TO YOUR SON! TO THE CROWD! TO THE NEXT TOWN HE’S IN! TO THE NEXT TOWN AFTER THAT!
I’m not going to even go into the comparisons I can make between this and ANYTHING in the Attitude Era…that’s too damn easy. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t anyone upset over Ric Flair telling everyone that he’s taking someone on Space Mountain OR pretty much saying there was an orgy happening with the entire Four Horsemen. That didn’t happen? MARRIOT 806!
Or what would you have done back in the day when Doug Gilbert said THIS about Jerry Lawler?
What about ANYTHING associated with Andy Kaufman?
AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON IF YOUR KID WAS IN THE ERA OF ECW!
“But that was a different era.”
So let me end this quite simply, like this…You paid for your ticket, ma’am. You knew that your kid was going to be in that situation and you didn’t realize that KEVIN OWENS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL FOR YOUR KID! He’s the antagonist! He’s the Winter Soldier to Roman Reigns’ Ironman so that your kid roots harder and harder for Ironman because The Winter Soldier was a giant dicknozzle. Because now you made Kevin Owens a lot better than you look, right now.
If you didn’t want the chance to be part of the show, don’t buy front row.