While surfing online the other day, I happened across a recent rant that caught my attention. The source of this little diatribe was a former color commentator for WCW.
This so-called personality will not be named here. Some of you may already know who he is, and for those who don’t, he will not get any free press from me.
This self dubbed “super genius” had a lot to say, as he often does, about WWE, TNA, and anything else pertaining to the business that he feels fans care to hear.
To be honest, this is not the first time I have listened to him. I suppose I do it only to see how utterly ridiculous and obnoxious he can be, thus giving me ample opportunity to loathe him even more with each passing segment.
With his latest bit, he has reached an all-time low.
“I was amused when Randy Orton outed Kelly Kelly as a backstage slut, saying she had hooked up with 10 wrestlers. It’s true, in fact, it’s probably more than 10 guys.
"As I’ve said for so long, that’s what the girls are there for. They don’t draw money, they can’t work, they can’t talk, they’re there to screw the boys; comfort women for the road.”
There are two glaringly obvious points that must be made.
One, this guy is an arrogant, sexist lowlife who can’t get a date on Saturday night, and instead gets his kicks by ripping on women who wouldn’t give him the time of day.
His warped opinion reeks of a dimwitted caveman who just discovered fire, and his attitude toward women is just as prehistoric. He’s like the fat old guy at the bar with a toothpick in his mouth and his shirt unbuttoned, because he thinks his chest hair is sexy.
Plus, what makes him an expert on this subject? Because he spent a weekend in WCW, and still keeps tabs on the business through some slimy inside connections?
If he is indeed speaking out of turn on Kelly Kelly, then Orton is as well, and in that case, shame on both of them.
Randy Orton has been known to run his mouth about others around him whenever he is crossed, in an effort to make himself look good. How is this any different?
But, then there is the other point. He may very well be right.
The truth is, none of us are in the WWE locker room. We have no idea what is really happening backstage, despite how many sites we read everyday, or columns we post here on BR. We are simply not a part of that environment.
The men and women of WWE, like any other pro wrestling promotion, are human. At the end of the day, no matter how good, or how bad, the characters are that they portray, they each have their own personal lives, and they are entitled to them.
If Kelly Kelly wants to sleep with 10 or more of the guys in WWE, then who’s to stop her? She is a grown woman, who can make her own decisions, like the men that she may, or may not, be having these relationships with.
She, like all the rest of us, is free to do as she pleases. We all make our choices in life, and if they cause us harm, then we each will have to suffer the consequences. That’s generally how it works.
But my issue with his statement is that, would it make a difference if the roles were reversed?
Would it make a difference if it was Orton who was being accused of sleeping around? Would that be considered okay with fans, that he was just “being a guy,” having some laughs, because that’s what the guys do on the road?
More often than not, a double standard exists when it comes to men and women, and while it’s unfortunate, it has always been there, and probably always will be. Is that what’s at work here?
I can honestly say that when it comes to women in the ring, I am as open-minded as they come. I am a pro wrestling fan, and anyone who can work, male or female, has my attention, and I judge their matches on a professional level.
Of course, there are those who simply watch the women because they’re waiting for something to happen.
The infamous “wardrobe malfunction,” is always a possibility, and most likely these jokers are sitting in their parents’ basement with remote in hand, pausing and zooming in on every little slip and slide as the women move around.
For those of us who are past puberty and have actually touched a woman, such cheap thrills are no longer necessary. We appreciate what the women can do in the ring, and what they bring to the table in terms of ability and desire to entertain.
So, back to the “super genius.” You know, the guy who had all of 15 minutes in the business 10 years ago, and now he believes his opinion should count above all others.
Is he right when he says that the girls don’t draw money, they can’t work, and their only purpose is to “screw the boys?” Do you agree with his sentiment?
We all recognize that the women’s division in WWE needs some work. It’s been dull and drab for a long time now, and could really use a shot in the arm to become relevant again. Many of the WWE Divas are doing what they can, with the weak storylines they have to work in.
The question is, how much damage, if any, will this accusation of backstage behavior by Orton cause to a women’s division that is already struggling?
To be clear, let me say that I am all for free speech. As a writer on a respected website like Bleacher Report, I enjoy the freedom to state my opinion, and be heard.
In the case of the human bag of feminine hygiene product, I respect his right to say whatever he wants. His comments took guts, which he has an abundance of. But, they took no class, of which he has none.