Stunt Granny Audio #136

Oh yeah, after a week off from audio Jeremy and Kevin are back. They boys cover a bunch of different stories this time around. They start with the Scott Hall debacle. Who is to blame? Should there even be any surprise? They then talk about Matt Cross being dismissed from Tough Enough already. Was it justified or was it done just for the sake of TV? They also discuss the passing of show favorite Larry Sweeney. They round out the show discussing Edge. Yeah not a lot of detail there but you can listen to see what it is all about. It is only 80 minutes of your life.

Stunt Granny Audio Show #136

List of terms WWE has banned… I mean, SQUASHED!!

According to LordsOfPain.net (wow, who’da thought we’d ever say that?), WWE has issued a list of terms (titled “The Language of WWE”) to its international markets that may not be used during voice-overs for broadcasts. Is this like when we stopped saying “venereal disease” in favor of “sexually transmitted disease,” which recently then became “sexually transmitted infection”? Or is it more like not calling midgets “midgets” anymore? Either way, here’s the article:

“World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a publicly traded entertainment company (NYSE: WWE) that creates and delivers a weekly action soap opera to its passionate fans.

WWE has been a recognized leader in entertainment for more than 25 years and has developed into one of the most popular and sophisticated forms of global entertainment today.

As a global entertainment brand, the language that we use when communicating on WWE is critical.

Please ensure that you are familiar and employing the below, effective immediately. “

Here’s a look at some of the terms:

* “Wrestling” or “catch” is banned. Some European countries still use the term “catch” to describe pro wrestling and “catchers” to describe wrestlers. “The Language of WWE” states that the following phrases are incorrect: “Wrestling is broadcast in 145 countries,” or “Catch is broadcast in 145 countries.” The correct terminology is: “WWE is broadcast in 145 countries.”

* “Sports” is incorrect. “Entertainment or Action Soap Opera” is allowed. For example, “WWE is exciting entertainment” or “WWE is an exciting action soap opera” is allowed. In the last example, “action soap opera” is printed in bold, presumably to make sure there’s no confusion.

* “Catchers” or “wrestlers” are not allowed. Incorrect examples are “Catchers are unique characters” or “Wrestlers are unique characters.” The term “WWE Superstars” is allowed.

* “Athletes” or “Sportsmen” are not allowed either. WWE gives the following example to use: “WWE Superstars are entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess.”

* The term “fight” is not allowed. Matches must be referred to as “match” or “bout.”

* “Fighting” is also not allowed but the term “action” is.

“The Language of WWE” printout concludes with the following “Key Soundbytes”:

* WWE is pure entertainment

* WWE is an action soap opera

* WWE Superstars are entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess

Now, before you get all up in arms, keep in mind that WWE is well within its rights to do this. If they want to be called “WWE” instead of “World Wrestling Entertainment,” that’s fair; in the snap of a finger, the NBA could change its name to “Entitled Ghetto High Schoolers Throwing a Ball,” and Mike & Mike would kowtow. If they want you to refer to their independent contractors as “Superstars” instead of “the future dead,” so be it. If they’re OK with being known as an “action soap opera,” well, give me my bon-bons and a Snuggie, sweetheart, because I’m toeing the company line. WWE has already banned knife-edge chops, and everyone but that idiot Trish Stratus has gone along with it, but you still watch, right? So just let them give you the style of entertainment you like, and if they want to call it a “Gobbledy Gookin’ Slobber Knockin’ Shit Storm of Family Fun,” just eat what they feed you. Or watch TNA, because that’s sooo much better. -Eric

Footage of Triple H hugging Edge after WWE Smackdown

Awww. (It’s brief, and it looks like amateur video of an unidentified flying object, but Triple H is definitely hugging Edge goodbye at his retirement farewell ceremony after Smackdown stopped taping last night. Watch it before it gets removed!)  -Eric

Help Mick Foley get some GD exercise: donate to RAINN

Damn, Christina Ricci? I'll pledge! I'll pledge!

For the first time in his life, Mick Foley is putting attention on himself by doing something for other people: According to Prowrestling.net, Mick Foley will mow the lawn of anyone who donates $5,000 to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). (Learn more about #10forRAINN here.) Foley has been a RAINN advocate for years now, acting as a telephone counselor and celebrity spokesperson (apparently RAINN doesn’t mind if their celebrities don’t get haircuts, but that’s neither here nor there). Now he’s soliciting major donations by offering his lawn-mowing services. If his hobbled gait and his aforementioned lack of personal hygiene are any indication, RAINN will benefit greatly from this campaign, while your lawn will be patchy and uneven after about 16 hours of “work.” Oooh, those comments were stiff! I’M HARDCORE! I’M HARDCORE! -Eric

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