Friday, February 12, 2016

A Controversy That Was Overshadowed This Week

Lost in the Daniel Bryan retirement and Titus O'Neil suspension (I didn't write about the latter), was a controversy that I thought was kind of dangerous in so many ways.

What I am referring to took place on the most recent episode of the WWE Network's Ride Along show.

Each episode, upwards of two WWE celebrities travel from one venue to another with a camera filming their interactions.

I was the first installment the other day, so thought I'd catch up with the second. I wish I didn't. I ended up having to turn it off because of how bad a driver Summer Rae is.

She was travelling with WWE wrestler, R-Truth, and commentator/interviewer Renee Young. Rae was the driver and - for the majority of the time I watched - she had one hand on the steering wheel and the other on her phone. Her attention was more focused on the phone.

People took to Twitter to complain about her lack of awareness. Rae's response was to state that she wasn't texting, she was simply using the phone as a GPS device.

Is that supposed to make it okay?

It doesn't matter what she was using the phone for. She was using it while driving. That's illegal, isn't it?

And even if it wasn't breaking the law where she was - it's still dangerous.

What also surprised me is the fact that it went through all the stages of production and made it to broadcast. Did anyone at WWE figure out how bad this looked?

Ironically, WWE edited out the Titus O'Neil and Vince McMahon mini-fracas that was caught on camera in the closing seconds of the Daniel Bryan retirement special that aired on the Network on Monday night.

Had Bryan not retired and McMahon/O'Neil had their situation, I am confident this would have been a huge story.

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