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#801 Mad Dog

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:07 AM

I can see where he's coming from. He's wrong but I can see where he's coming from as someone that's been in management and is from that old school generation.



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:22 AM

How can he be so ignorant about the political context of this particular show is beyond me though. It's bad enough that WWE seems to think that makes it ok to just pay the women anyway (hey, it's good that they do, but it doesn't make it ok).



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:31 AM

I havent seen that quote in context, but it seems like he didnt know why they werent booked.

When I read his quote, its worded like WWE just made a call to have no womens matches on the show.

I have no idea if he knew or not. It just reads that way.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:31 AM

He strikes me as someone being in a bubble to a large degree. Like I said, I think he's wrong but with being an old school guy and someone who was in manage, I do see where he's coming from.



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:46 AM

I would find it incredibly hard to believe anyone would not know why women would not be booked on a show in Saudi Arabia. I don't think there's a bubble large enough to shield anyone from the realities of that part of the world. 



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:56 AM

I can totally see it after working in management at a largish corporation. You get around those hyper successful director types and they can barely function outside of being good at their job.



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:20 AM

And he's not very good at that anymore either.

Anyway, he's fully aware of why they weren't on the show, that they weren't allowed to be, to begin with. Talks about how having WWE import Western culture will increase the chances of Saudi customs being relaxed and have women wrestle there in the future, but  "You earn your right to be on the card!" It actually sounds worse than when you read it.

 

https://youtu.be/hYzCKqVY6C8?t=7m54s



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:40 AM

He's trying to defend himself on Twitter from that horrible take with the Dude-esque "Well...that's just my opinon, man"  excuse. 

 

Yeah Jim, that's kind of the point here. You have an awful opinon on this. 



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

On his latest podcast, Jim Ross was not on board with the idea of paying the women. On the rumors going around about the woman getting paid, Ross said, “I have no idea. I don’t know why it would be that way. It’s not everybody’s right to be on any card. You earn your right to be on the card, and the women have done a phenomenal job and I am as big a supporter of women’s athletics in general. Hey, I’m a season ticket holder to the OU women’s basketball games. I’m a big fan of the OU women’s softball team the defending national champions. So I’m a big fan. I believe the same thing about WrestleMania. It’s not your birthright to be booked. It’s like playing in the Super Bowl. It’s not your right as an NFL player, you earn that right to get in that game. So I believe that the women — I don’t know if they were paid or not. I don’t know why they would have been paid and I may piss some people off but I’m just being honest. It’s my problem I have sometimes, being honest.”

Jim Ross is a Grouchy and Vile Human Being: Take two.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

Jim Ross is not a racist, he has black friends.






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