You go too far. There are all kinds of things that you see on any given WWE show. Since it is a wrestling show, there is a mixture of action, drama, romance, comedy and other points in between. These things come together to make a wrestling show and that is the kind of thing that makes wrestling great. However, something that took place on a recent show was a step too far for someone with some stroke.
One of the biggest stories on SmackDown at the moment is the redemption of Jeff Hardy. After a variety of substance abuse issues over the years, Hardy’s personal issues are well known and WWE has turned it into a major angle on the show. Hardy has been dealing with Sheamus, who does not think much of Hardy after all of his personal issues. This included a big moment on last week’s SmackDown, but FOX was not pleased with it.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the Hardy/Sheamus segment on the June 12 SmackDown violated FOX’s standards and practices. During the segment, Sheamus had Hardy take a urine test, which resulted in Hardy throwing a glass of urine in Sheamus’ face. The east coast version aired the segment in full but the west coast segment, which airs later, saw part of the segment cut out with an extra commercial airing instead of the end of the segment. There is no word on WWE being punished in any way for airing the segment in the first place.
It was changed and a copy. Check out the segment, the edited version, and a segment from 2006 which seemed very similar:
Opinion: Can you blame FOX for not being thrilled with something like this? It’s a segment that is designed to go for gross humor instead of something that was meant to be overly serious. That being said, this is on national television and FOX probably was not going to be pleased with something like this. I wasn’t thrilled with seeing it so hopefully we won’t be seeing it again.
What did you think of the segment? Will WWE be in any serious trouble? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!