Now I'm usually not one to call out another columnists and that is certainly not my intention here. Earlier today I read an article by Kingly One where he vigorously claimed that Daniel Bryan spitting in Cena's face on last nigh'ts Raw was crossing a line. you can read that article here if you haven't already.
I can understand Kingly One's dislike of this aspect of the angle and I would never say he's wrong for having is opinion. However, I strongly disagree in this case. I thought about writing a comment on his article, but I felt that an article gave me more of a chance to get my point across.
Kingly's biggest point seemed to be that WWE is PG and thus this shouldn't be put on air. "There should be a conscientious effort to not promote anti-social behaviors that parents may feel uncomfortable allowing their young children to watch weekly." is what he wrote. Now I agree on one hand, however the young kids that are watching WWE are more than likely Cena fans. As a result they hate what Bryan did and will look for Cena to rise from the ashes and get revenge as he will and should do.
To them Cena is a hero. Cena would not spit in Bryan's face in return and those kids know that. Had the roles been reversed and Cena spat in Bran's face THEN there'd be a serious problem because that is really promoting the anti-social behavior. This isn't back in the Attitude days where 12 and 13 year-olds were hearing DX saying Suck It! every sentence. Also if these kids are watching wrestling it's likely that their parents did at one time too, likely back in the Attitude days. If those parents are doing what they need to they should make sure their kids know spitting in someone's face is wrong.
"hocking and spitting in someone’s face is just gratuitous vulgarity that does nothing to further a storyline and just turns decent people off to the product." I do think this is taking it a bit too far Kingly One. Of all the things to call "gratuitous vulgarity" spitting in someone's face is low on that list. Believe it or not this actually did further a storyline and made quite a bit of sense. Bryan has been on a tear the past few weeks saying WWE management has been out to hold him back since day one. He outright said on NXT a few weeks ago that WWE always looks for their own formula of what their Superstars should be and more often than not they go for look over talent. In many people's eyes, Cena represents that mold perfectly. This is an extension of everything Bryan has been saying and him spitting on Cena is him spitting on the WWE machine.
I have no issue with Kingly One for having your opinion, but in this case, I think you went overboard with your reaction. I hope you read this and give me your thoughts on it, because I'd love to know.