The world was a little less funny last week, as Doink The Clown was no longer with us. If you get your wrestling news from WWE though, you were left unaware of this.
It was like a pie full of garbage to the face.
We should be used to this by now, but still, every time WWE doesn't acknowledge the death of one of their former stars on air, it just comes across as rude.
The company could have easily dedicated one of its shows to Matt Osborne, the man who played the original Doink, with a brief graphic. Instead, his passing was completely ignored.
What other TV show wouldn't at least bother to put up a line of text about a former cast member's death before the credits?
When Osborne played the Doink character, he had a pretty solid push. He competed at WrestleMania IX, and later took on Bret Hart at SummerSlam 93. He was a featured act in the early days of Raw. This should have been enough to at least have his name spoken.
Yes, WWE mentioned his passing on its website, but taking one single minute out of their six hours of TV to show a video would have been nice. At the very least, a brief mention by the announcers would have shown some respect.
This is pro wrestling though, and far too many men and women die before their time. It's a crazy circus like atmosphere, and WWE doesn't want to take us out of the environment for a minute. Even if it is to pay honor to those who helped build the company.