Chris Jericho’s Future, WWE Fires Back At Linda’s Opponent

– There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks as to whether Chris Jericho will remain with WWE after this summer, when his band Fozzy goes on tour. Jericho has stated on several occasions that he will be leaving WWE once again to tour with Fozzy, but Jericho is a seasoned pro at floating false information and misleading the wrestling media. Upon speaking with people close to Jericho, the feeling is that if he does leave this summer to tour with Fozzy, he’ll be back in WWE full time after the summer.

– WWE has fired back at Linda McMahon political opponent Christopher Shays after Shays recently told the Weekly Standard that WWE is all about “violence, bullying, degradation of minorities and women.” Here is an excerpt from WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman’s letter to Shays:

“With regard to our content being “violent,” WWE programming, like Hollywood movies and Broadway shows, is an exciting blend of action, characters and fictional storylines of good versus evil that entertains millions every week, including approximately 300,000 fans here in Connecticut. Our performers are professionals who have spent many years training to perfect the athletic and choreographed maneuvers in our shows. Your assertion that our content is “violent” is in direct conflict with the standards and practices departments of our current TV network distributors who have rated our programming TV-PG.

With regard to “degradation of minorities and women,” you should know that our shows are some of TV’s highest-rated programming and are watched by the very audiences, minorities and women, you claim that we disregard and “degrade.” In fact, Monday Night Raw is the most-watched entertainment program on primetime cable among Hispanic viewers and number four among African-Americans. Also nearly 40% of our audience is female. We would not have 13 million weekly TV viewers in the U.S. if they felt our programming was insulting or degrading.

Our company started with 13 employees and has grown to nearly 700 employees, which speaks to the quality and staying power of our product and our organization. WWE’s programming may not be your personal choice of entertainment, but that does not give you the right to recklessly damage our corporate reputation. We would appreciate a public apology and an assurance that you will not continue to unfairly denigrate our company.”

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of and He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • Frak

    Aaaaan boom goes the dynamite.


    Very well said in my opinion.

  • JESUS Is My Hero

    Christopher Shays after Shays recently told the Weekly Standard that WWE is all about “violence, bullying, degradation of minorities and women.” Sad to Say but its the truth

    • BrahmaBullRKO

      It’s a scripted program, so what?

      • JESUS Is My Hero

        You Mad? Stop Bitching!

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  • JamieEvsxx

    just because women watch the show doesn’t mean they’re not degrading towards women…to be honest I think it’s degrading they give Divas jack shit time to prove themselves and make out like all they care about is the way they look instead of their in-ring ability…=/…and plus I’m pretty sure 99.9% of the time people go on a piss break during the matches…so yeah they might get high ratings (or supposedly high)…but that doesn’t change the fact Divas matches are now the daily piss break…=/

    • lil jimmy

      as long as they don’t literally piss on the women…it’s not degrading….the simple fact is their allocated time is based on the general interest from the audience. be honest how many of the men really wants to watch women wrestling? if that’s the case then an all female wrestling organisation would be atleast above tna lol.

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        When they’ve treated the divas the way they have in the past decade, it’s degrading to women. There’s no respect shown, at all. They’ve gotten crowds to chant a degrading word at Eve. They’ve made fun of weight. I could go on and on. How you don’t consider that shit degrading is baffling.

        • Ravyn Stone

          You forget, they get the crowds to chant degrading words to male performers as well .. ALL depends on storyline. Yes some storylines are over the top but there are a lot more tv shows/movies that do the same (if not worse) than the WWE

          • Bushwald Sexyface

            That’s fine. We’re talking about WWE and not other TV shows.

            Since this new era started, I don’t recall a crowd chanting “ho” at a diva. In the Attitude Era? Sure. This era? No. It doesn’t matter if it’s a storyline or not. If that mattered, nobody would be upset at the way they degrade women in storylines, would they?

      • JamieEvsxx

        not being funny or anything…it’s quite hard to gain interest in the Divas when they’ve only got about 30 seconds to show what they’ve got…so obviously they’re not gonna be able to show a lot…so the audience will lose interest…=/…and I’m sure there are men out there who are interested in women’s wrestling…if they can actually wrestle…or if they’re just perverts and just want to have a wank over it (yeah there are people like that unfortunetly…come across them on YouTube quite a bit…=/)…and to be honest…a lot of things are better than TNA…maybe they’re not on TV or anything but there are things more entertaining lol…=P

  • siberian_skies

    Yeah, you can’t have violence and bullying on a wrestling show!!!!

  • wwetnadudez

    I came for Jericho, couldn’t give a shit about Linda, but really I don’t mind Jericho leaving, he’s earned the right to also travel with his band when he wants and come back later.

  • GreatRedBeard

    These past years of PG crap have been for exactly this purpose.

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  • Jmc60

    Yep cant have that on a WRESTLEING! show