I have been absent from this site for almost four months now due to not having Internet access in my new home as well as a demanding work schedule, but I can no longer stay silent about the goings on of one of my favorite organizations.
WWE has hired Snooki to appear at Wrestlemania 27 in a match with Trish Stratus, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler and Lay-Cool.
This is an insult to wrestling fans and wrestlers alike in my opinion.
Do I understand WWE's reasoning behind this move? Of Course. Snooki is a mainstream reality star who could bring in potential viewers who were not already planning on purchasing the PPV event.
She has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry and that equals dollars.
However, I feel that WWE is spitting in the face of all the wrestlers who worked for them who never got their chance to be featured on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
Two other Jersey Shore stars have made appearances for TNA Wrestling, and one is even training to try and get an actual contract to wrestle. Snooki's appearance may have been a message to TNA to say "Look, we can get a bigger reality star than you can."
Personally, I hate the Jersey Shore show and everything about the people who are a part of it. The show glorifies binge drinking, promiscuity and guys who take more steroids than any pro wrestler on the WWE roster, which is no thanks to the Wellness Policy.
WWE has tried numerous celebrity appearances in the past to try and boost ratings and expand it's audience, which is a smart move from a business standpoint, but at some point the people in charge need to take a step back and say "Is this the kind of person we want associated with our product?"
WWE has it bad enough being considered a low brow form of entertainment by a lot of people; adding a person like Snooki into the mix just solidifies those thoughts.
I am boycotting Wrestlemania this year on principal; it should be a Wrestling event with Wrestlers, not a contest to see who the biggest celebrity they can get to show up.
What do you think of Snooki being involved with Wrestlemania?