Why JR Got Smacked: A Look Inside the WWE

Kevin Kelly


After watching last night’s WWE Draft/Annual “Kill Vince” show, the most shocking draftee wasn’t Triple H, Kane or anyone in tights. No, it was Jim Ross, who was drafted to SmackDown and no draftee has looked less thrilled since Eli Manning got picked by San Diego.

Why trade announcers? Vince has told fans for years that the announcers don’t matter (don’t call matches, ask moronic questions, look stupid, be a boob) so how can trading JR for Michael Cole help either show? It can’t… this was personal.

Why was it personal? Why does Vince torture JR? After all, only one announcer has been so humiliated, beaten up and embarassed in his career. Everything has been a big rib on JR all of these years. It’s sad really. But the reason why?

A few reasons, I believe. First, I think Vince hates looking at JR. Vince is so absorbed with appearance that he views those of us that are fat like Don Imus views blacks. Vince sees everything as “weakness”. Fat people are weak. Sick people are weak.

Next, the sureest way to get anything in the WWE is say you don’t want it to happen. Vince loves the chance to screw with people and has loved to put it to JR over the years. Vince relished the fights that Vince Russo would get into with JR over booking.

When JR wrote in his blog that he didn’t want to move to SmackDown, I knew he would get it. Just out of spite, Vince would do that to JR just to show he has control, just because he can.

Since Vince knows the announcers matter very little (see Mike Adamle), the only reason he switched JR was spite. And what’s worse, JR gave Vince what he wanted… the pouty face on TV. JR put the damn rib over.

So, to review. Vince is a mental case and JR played right into his hands. Vince sees weakness in everyone who is not him and loves to screw with people he knows will put it over. Raw’s loss is SmackDown’s gain but Vince getting his jollies once again at JR’s expense is becoming an all-to-familiar song.

What a time Saturday at Fanslam! Nick is awesome, Eric Stein was great to meet and work with. Oh, and Chris Cash was there too! No, seriously, we are a great team and hopefully we will have more chances to work together.

As far as the show itself, I will write more about it, who did what, who had huge boobs and the post-show beer report from the hotel bar. That will be later this week. TTFN!

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