WWE reportedly invites Glenn Beck to appear on ‘Monday Night Raw’

Earlier this week, we told you about the WWE’s oh-so-clever new villain, a racist Tea Partyer named Jack Swagger. Glenn Beck wasn’t all that impressed, and he took the WWE to task on his radio show. Now, it seems the WWE wants to give Beck the opportunity to address wrestling fans.

Here’s what the WWE said in an official press release:

WWE has extended an invitation to talk show host and political commentator, Glenn Beck to appear live this Monday on Raw, in response to a segment that aired on TheBlaze TV yesterday.  In the segment, Beck references WWE as “stupid wrestling people,” when criticizing a recent WWE storyline involving WWE characters Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio®, Jack Swagger® and Zeb Colter®.  WWE is giving Beck the opportunity to address our 14 million weekly viewers and our global fan base, as he believes we are offending our “conservative” fans with this storyline.

How is the Twitterverse taking the news? Here’s a sample of reactions:

We’ll see … so far, Beck’s kept quiet on the invitation, at least on Twitter.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Unfortunately, Glenn Beck probably should have not mentioned this guy in the first place and let the character die on his own. Instead now Beck is drawing attention to the idiot which will boost the WWE’s ratings.

  • $41341954

    This should be on pay-per-view.

  • TJ

    One has to guess they have not fired the guy who plays the “tea party” guy yet for pot possession. Then drop the whole skit. Maybe if he has heroin or steroids on him they would have then sent him to rehab or fire him. Pot is still okay.

  • Love of Country

    Please go on the show, Glenn. Point out that Jack Swagger represents 200 years of DNC race control ie slavery, the K K K, segregation and Jim Crow followed up with pre-meditated welfare addiction and an epic and decades-long misinformation campaign. They can’t find racists on the Right so they just invent them!

    Beyond that, Glenn …. we would appreciate it if you would organize a national boycott against the racist WWE …. what they’re doing here is a 200 year national disgrace!

  • Matt

    I don’t understand why the WWE is pushing this angle with Swagger (who hasn’t been fired after his pot arrest this week, apparently), when a good portion of their fan base are rednecks (and I don’t mean that in a bad way) and rednecks tend to lean conservative in their politics. I haven’t really seen the Swagger bits really cross the line in terms of what they’re saying – that illegals are destroying our country- but both men certainly come across as mean spirited militia types in the various skits. Considering Linda McMahon ran for Senate as Republican and Vince has always been rumored to be a conservative, its just a strange angle for the WWE to promote in the way its being promoted. I guess the point is to gin up controversy which usually equals ratings.

    • wwbdinct

      McMahon ran as a Republican here in CT. A few weeks before the election she started running ads on TV telling people how they could split their ticket and vote for Obama for Pres. and her for Senator. She’s NOT a Republican

  • Sara Nichols

    For the love of God, don’t go on WWE, Glenn. you will be cray cray, if you do it. I don’t want you to get hurt.

  • LochGates44

    That tweet isn’t by the real Zeb Coulter if there is such a thing.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Good on the WWE to recognize they have some serious fence mending to do with the public. If they got something positive in mind for him, go for it. He’ll reach a young audience and maybe inspire some people. It might be a ratings grab, but as has been pointed out, Slate-reading latte sippers aren’t the core audience. So, I’m inclined to believe there is a sincere desire to show the WWE hasn’t turned on the bulk of it’s fans. Even if it a ratings stunt, he should do it. Too good and big of a forum to pass up.

    • Sara Nichols

      Glenn should not do it, it is crazy. He will look like a fool.

  • radjahshelduck

    Well I already invited Beck to step into that squared circle with me. He declined, the wimp! He knows if he ever faces me that I’ll pick him up and toss him over the ropes and out of the ring, then I’ll go out and toss him back into the ring, then I’ll leap down on him from the top rope and the ref will count “One… two… three!” and I’ll be the Intercontinental Tea Party Champion!!!!!!

  • Maxx

    Appearing on that show will only lend credence to the story line and fuel the character even more. Let it go.

    Vince is getting off on all of this publicity for his latest heel. Let’s confine it to the arenas and stop giving the McMahon’s free advertising in his quest to make Linda “electable” for Tea-Party hating Connecticut liberals.

  • Sara Nichols

    Here is more breaking news about The WWE Invite to Glenn Beck from his news site, The Blaze:

    Update:​ Glenn Beck has responded to the WWE’s challenge that he appear
    on their program after criticizing their new Tea Party-inspired character.

    Beck’s answer? “Unfortunately I am currently
    booked doing anything else.”

  • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

    They are carnies. Glenn, don’t go on their show, invite them to be on one of yours and then let them air some footage you give them.