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Sam BrooksMarch 20th, 2015NewsComments Off on WWE Responds to Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling

WWE Responds to Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling


WWE Office “Unhappy” with Referential Wrestling Mockumentary?

According to Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, the word going around backstage at WWE is that the talent are being told to not tweet about the acclaimed viral video, Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling, produced by Max Landis. The reasons why, however, are not as clear-cut.

For those unaware, if you’ve been living under a rock, Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling is a short film from Max Landis, the producer of Chronicle and various short films, chronicling the career of Triple H throughout his tenure as a professional wrestler. The video utilizes the same style as The Death and Return of Superman, another short film by Landis, casting a variety of women in the roles of well-known WWE talents including John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Shawn Michaels and Evolution, abridging twenty years of storylines surrounding the Cerebral Assassin.

For those so inclined, the video can be found at the end of this article. The video also features a variety of cameos, from Macaulay Culkin to Goldberg, and various indie wrestlers such as The Addiction (Kazarian and Daniels), Chris Hero, Cryme Tyme, Joey Ryan, John Morrison and Colt Cabana.

As such, it was only a matter of time before the video caught the attention of the WWE themselves; specifically, the higher ups in the company are not permitting any WWE talent to draw attention to the video on social media. Whilst Alvarez took this to mean that the office was unhappy with the video, Landis has responded on Twitter debunking the theory.

Editor’s Note: What can be said about Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling that hasn’t already been said? Well, this, apparently. It makes perfect sense that the WWE asked their talent not to draw attention to a video which features swearing, NSFW imagery and Chris Benoit.

It’s this strange craving that the IWC have for their favourite performers to acknowledge something grounded so deep into the internet spirit that’s going to cause the most difficulty for everyone involved. Which, however, is understandable, considering how something of this caliber hasn’t been seen before.

We often clamor for a piece of media that celebrates wrestling for what it is, rather than what we’d like it to be, or how we’d like the world at large to see it. Simply put, it’s a video that should be embraced by all walks of life; fans, talent, or anyone else for that matter.

Plus the women are attractive as Hell. Just sayin’.

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