Hello everyone. As always, thank you for spending a few minutes with me today.
It seems that as of late I have had to talk about an issue that I hate bringing up. It is an issue that as a parent is deep and dear to me. The problem that is bothering me as of late is the poor judgment of the WWE.
This isn’t an issue over anyone not being pushed. It is also not an issue of really lame matches or feuds. The issue at hand for me is the poor judgment with CM Punk "heel" promos.
I was watching Smackdown with my son last night, like I always do. I always thought Smackdown was the safer show to watch with him compared to Raw. I am now going to have to rethink that opinion.
As we all saw, CM Punk went on his rant about not smoking, drinking, and doing drugs. Here is the problem though people, what CM Punk said were 100 percent correct. I know this because I not only smoke, but I used to drink and do drugs.
I find it very shocking and upsetting that they would have Punk cut this kind of promo as a heel. My son actually asked my why they were booing him for what he was saying.
I was at a lost for words my friends, how do you explain that saying no to drugs is bad? As I have said before, I know it is the way he comes off as compared to what he said.
My son is eight years old though; he has a little tougher time separating the two. I was thanking my lucky stars that I was watching it with him so I could explain this to him. What about the kids that was at home watching this alone though?
What kind of message does this give our young viewers? It sure isn’t a good one that is for sure. It would also be nice if Jeff came out and agreed with Punk on the issue of just saying no.
If they did that at least the "Good guy" would be also making this point. Instead they have Jeff just go out there and beat up Punk. It is mind-blowing to me what is going on these days in the WWE.
It would be one thing if they advertised wrestling as a PG-13 and up product. They don’t do this though; it is advertised as PG show. If you watch the commercials for local shows they are clearly targeting the young kids.
I know to some of you out there this is nothing more than complaining. For those of us parents though, I think you can understand where I am coming from. I am not asking the WWE to tone down the violence.
I am just asking that the WWE used their heads a little and think about what they have their wrestlers say out there.
If you want to target your audience to a more mature crowd, that is fine. If it is the kids you want watching though, then you really have to be more careful with the content.
I will have now have to add Smackdown to the list of shows that he can’t watch. It is sad that I have to do this, but what choice do I have? I cant having my eight-year-old son thinking it’s bad to say no to drugs.
When I was a child wrestling was a big part of my life. I was hoping that I would be able to give the same experience to my son. It is becoming harder and harder though when I have to deal with crap like this.
Ultimately it is my job to protect my kids; it is a role that I have accepted that role with open arms. I will continue to perform that role as a parent with or with out wrestling.
It is just very sad that it has had to come to this.
I would like to thank all of you for spending some time with me today.
As always, have a great day and God bless.