[VIDEO] Michael Cole Tries to Get Interview with Glenn Beck
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.25.2013
His people said he "wasn't in the building"...
- WWE sent 411mania the following press release in regard to their attempt to get Glenn Beck to do an interview in response to his criticism of WWE's new gimmick for Jack Swagger, which resulted in Michael Cole being asked to leave the building where Beck was doing his show. Also included is video footage of Cole trying to get the interview and being asked to leave:
Glenn Beck declined WWE's invitation to address our fans live on Raw® tonight and then hid from WWE reporters when approached this evening at his studios in Dallas. WWE attempted to get comment from Beck but was unable to gain building access after Beck's representatives said he was "not in the building," which clearly couldn't be the case just prior to his show airing live from the same studio.
Beck referenced WWE as "stupid wrestling people" in a segment that aired on TheBlaze TV last week, criticizing a recent WWE storyline involving WWE characters World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio™, Jack Swagger™ and Zeb Colter™.
Similar to other television shows and feature films, WWE is in the entertainment business, creating fictional characters that serve as protagonists or antagonists. To create compelling and relevant content for our audience, it is important to incorporate current events into our storylines.
WWE is creating a rivalry centered on a topical subject that has varying points of view. This storyline was developed to build the Mexican American character Del Rio into a hero given WWE's large Latino base, which represents 20 percent of our audience.