It's a shame when a nice thick woman gets called "piggy" because she's not 90 pds. They did the same thing with Molly Holly.
And isn't that why Cherry got fired too?
OK, I know some of you won't like me going this far discussing a wrestling storyline, but nonetheless....WARNING: soapbox speech ahead., which may or may not bring Nancy Grace to mind at parts.
I think what's wrong with this angle is that it was based too much in reality, according to the remark in the induction. Which on one point is part of why I don't watch the WWE (or most mainstream current stuff) anymore...because they get too mean-spirited against anyone who they feel needs to be "punished" or (in the case of the inVasion or anyone who came after that from other companies) are not WWE creations. It feels like this has gotten worse post-WCW-death indeed. And I don't watch wrestling to see on-screen disciplining with nothing behind it. (oddly, I didn't mind Adonis, since he was mentioned in the article. First, I was not a smark by any means. Second, it was the '80s, when EVERYONE had to have a gimmick. Third, Adrian did play the character well)
Second, if weight issues was why the WWE went sour on Mickie, well, in all fairness it's a big problem in showbiz in general today. Regardless, I dislike it even more than the first point. It's probably always been a problem, but it got worse by 1000x or more since the late '90s (the start of the Britney era). Meaning, now EVERYONE has to look the same to get a break. (Gee, a race of "perfect" people with blond hair and blue eyes, where have I heard this before?) As such, there is no more variety, and often, no more talent. I am equally bothered by TV/movie/music execs' similar aversion to anything or anyone "old" because they think the younger viewers won't get it...related also to the induction this week cause that is why we don't see Looney Tunes anymore on TV (NO, Loonatics DID NOT count!!!!).
And it can be just as dangerous to the women as wanting hosses has been to the men , even though the latter is aggravated by the greater knowledge of drug use and all the deaths it caused and still causes (which is why people still doubt the Wellness Policy, BTW). But really, when you want a woman to look a certain way, you often put her health in danger. Will a WWE diva have to be killed Karen Carpenter style (yes, "killed," as I think society killed KC for that want for perfection) in order for that to be considered for Wellness?
But one more thing, when "Alexis Laree" inevitably returns to TNA, after reading this week's entry, I'd say she'd be at least one person who earned the right to a Bitter Shoot On The WWE (TM) upon her debut.
I fully agree with the punishent idea. But this is why I only read the site's inductions and never watch a second of WWE ever again. It's crap like this that gets me so angry, because Vince is just insulting our intelligence. He thinks he's the smartest man in the world. Sorry but Vinnie Mac doesn't have a PH.D or a M.D. Steven Hawking can probably kick Vince's ass in a game of chess. I would laugh out loud if Dr. Hawking literalllly kicked Vince's ass.
Then again Vince McMahon wouldn't know who Dr. Hawking is. Even my mom doesn't know who Dr. Hawking is. I know who he is, but I forget what his profession is. Is it math or astronomy?
How do you know Mickie will go to TNA with her Alexis gimmick? She could go back to WEW.
EDIT: Shaun2k5, where did you get your avatar? That is wickedly awesome and a bit scary.
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