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.