The Vince McMahon Death Angle Trends
I was stumped the other day to see a massive spike in traffic to the website for the term “Vince McMahon dead”. It turns out WWE was profiled as part of the media frenzy around Justine Sacco’s distasteful aids comments on Twitter. Sacco was once part of WWE’s PR team and some media outlets took the opportunity to bring up the stupidity of the infamous Vince McMahon limo explosion storyline. Thus lots of people started searching for more info and an old article of mine popped up.
Sacco, IAC’s Chief Communications Director tweeted, ‘Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!’ on her way to Cape Town Friday. For somebody in PR you have to question what the hell she was thinking.
JR Addresses Sting vs Undertaker
In another round of Q&A updates on JRSBARBQ.com Jim Ross addressed the Undertaker vs Sting question:
“I get daily questions on whether a Sting vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania is ever going to happen. I have no answer to that query but I can say that it’s seemingly fish or cut bait time as the window off opportunity is rapidly closing on an attraction that fans have been clamoring for years.”
On Announcing at Wrestlemania:
“I’d consider broadcasting again and feel motivated to do so but it takes two to Tango and most companies aren’t looking to hire 61 year old guys with Bells palsy. I never let my facial paralysis define me but unfortunately some companies do along with the stigma that being a long time ‘pro wrestling guy’ has to some narrow minded, uncreative decision makers.”
“I’m sorry if I offend some who think that I’m boycotting WM30 because of my own, admitted, lofty ego, but any talent being a part of any event is largely up to the promotion. If a promotion extends an offer and the talent roadblocks it, then that’s another story. I’m not boycotting any offer to broadcast anything if it’s a win-win arrangement. At this stage of the game, it has to be fun and something where I can be myself behind the mic.”
On Jeff Hardy:
“Yep…I’m a wrestling fan and I enjoy sampling TNA occasionally. Really liked seeing Jeff Hardy last week. Jeff is still a top hand in anyone’s company.”
History of WWE Music DVD
WrestlingDVDNews.com has revealed that WWE plans to release a DVD looking at the greatest music used by the promotion, entitled Signature Sounds: The Music of WWE:
Featuring twenty-five tracks and interviews with WWE composer Jim Johnston, it is scheduled for release on March 18, 2014. The synopsis is as follows: “Music has been integral in WWE history, especially anthems for all the greatest WWE Superstars. Since Sgt. Slaughter first made his entrance to the Marine Corp hymn in the early 80?s music themes have become synonymous with the Superstars themselves. Just hearing the first few notes brings the crowd to their feet. They are the songs that let the WWE Universe know that business is about to pick up. Now, get behind the music and learn the inside story behind the timeless anthems of WWE and the Superstars.”