At the XFL press conference, Vince McMahon clearly stated that he will looks for “quality of the human being is going to be as important as the quality of the player” and that the XFL won’t have any players with criminal records. “Even if you have a DUI, you will not play in the XFL.”
Which is foolish in my view, I hope this is just PR bullcrap to appeal his target niche audience. Because if not, Vince would simply refuse to sign past peak but nonetheless good NFL players just because of their troubled pasts?!!?
NFL players, just as pro wrestlers, are badasses by definition. And as we all know, badasses are not all goodie two shoes role models in real life. So if VKM only wants immaculate football players, that's eliminate a lot of potential good players from his roster.
With his limited financial ressources and his in-the-making status, the XFL isn't in any position to refuse any valuable player whatsoever.
Whether we like it or not, the XFL will be a B-football league just like the CFL. A league with a roster of NFL wash-ups and not-good-enough for the NFL. In this position, you must be open to everything and you cannot afford to be picky.
Now the questions are:
Is Vince McMahon's WWE
Would WWE entertainers be clean enough to play in the XFL?
Now let's look at the current WWE roster and the WWE Hall Of Fame if there is only "quality individuals without any criminal records not even DUI".
WWE Hall Of Fame
|WWE Hall Of Famer Jimmy Snuka getting away with murder.|
- Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. On May 10, 1983, a few hours after Snuka had performed at a WWF TV taping at the Lehigh County Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Snuka placed a call for an ambulance. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene at Room 427 of the George Washington Motor Lodge in nearby Whitehall Township, they found Snuka’s girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, injured. She was transported to Allentown's Sacred Heart Medical Center, where she died shortly after of "undetermined craniocerebral injuries." Deputy Lehigh County coroner Wayne Snyder said, “Upon viewing the body and speaking to the pathologist, I immediately suspected foul play and so notified the district attorney." Snuka was the only suspect involved in the subsequent investigation. Charges were not pressed against Snuka, although the case was left officially open, meaning no official judgment on whether the incident was accidental or homicide was ever made. In 1985, Argentino’s parents won a $500,000 default judgment against Snuka in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, although Snuka appears not to have ever paid, claiming financial inability to do so. Jimmy Snuka was indicted and arrested in September 2015 on third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges, in relation to the May 1983 death of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. Snuka pleaded not guilty, but was ultimately found unfit to stand trial in June 2016 due to being diagnosed with dementia. As his health declined, the charges were dismissed on January 3, 2017. He died twelve days later. His dead was mentioned at the following episode of WWE Monday Night Raw???
|Stone Cold Steve Austin mugshot|
- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. One of the most famous and lucrative wrestlers of all time, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin plead no contest to domestic violence in 2002. Austin had other domestic violence cases to his pedigree.
|One of Kurt Angle many DUI mugshot.|
- Kurt Angle. From 2007 to 2013, on-screen WWE Raw General Manager Kurt Angle amassed a collection of 4 DUIs.
- Ric Flair. "The Nature Boy" once spent a week in prison for a road rage incident in 2005... In 1996, he was arrested for giving alcohol to an underage girl (age 20) and allowing her to drive his car while she was drunk.
- Jerry "The King" Lawler. Was arrested on March 16, 1999 for running over the foot of an officer with his car after being given a ticket.
- Sunny (Tammy Sytch). Sunny was arrested a total of 6 times in a short 4 month time span and served 114 days in prison. Sunny reinvented herself as a full fletched hardcore pornstar, twenty years past her prime unfortunately.
- Lita. She was arrested in December of 2011 after being charged with speeding in excess of maximum limits and futhermore, Lita was driving with a suspended or revoked licence.
Current WWE roster
|WWE chosen one Roman Reigns|
- Roman Reigns. In June 2010, Roman Reigns (Joe Anoaʻi) had been arrested for disorderly conduct, intoxication, affray, unlawful assembly, and riot.
|Jeff and Matt Hardy mugshots.|
- Jeff Hardy. In 2009, Jeff Hardy was arrested and charged for trafficking controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steroids. Police found 262 vicodin pills, 180 soma pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, residual amounts of powdered cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Jeff would end up serving 10 days in prison for his violations.
- Matt Hardy. On Aug. 20, 2011, he was arrested after he ran his car off the road and hit a tree. He was been charged with driving while impaired and speeding... He and his wife Reby Sky were both arrested and charged with assault and battery on one another.
- Randy Orton. As a US Marine, he spent 38 days in military prison for going AWOL multiple times and disobeying an order from a commanding officer.
- William Regal. While under the influence, he urinated on a flight attendant in 1997.
- Booker T. In 1987, TV commentator and former 5 times, 5 times World Champion Booker T has spent 19 months in prison for armed robberies at Wendy’s Restaurants.
- Big Show.
- Chris Jericho. Was involved in a drunken brawl with fellow wrestler Gregory Helms in January 2010.
- Shawn Michaels. A long time ago.
- Jimmy Uso. 2 DUIs, one in 2011 then another in 2013.
- and a countless list of former WWF/WWE wrestlers with criminal records and substance abuse issues.
- Big Show. For flashing his big from everywhere package and, in another case, punching a civilian. Both charges were dropped.
There is no photoshop here, the Vince McMahon Kiss My ASS Club really existed... But only as entertainment purpose during the WWE Attitude Era.
- Vince McMahon himself. On November 18th, 1993, McMahon was charged with possession of steroids and conspiracy to distribute steroids. But fortunately for wrestling fan around the world he was acquitted of all charges.
As you can see, many of the most celebrated the WWF/WWE superstars, and the boss himself, are really far from being choir boys.
Moral of the story.
- Logically, your employer has no fn' business to control what you do outside of your working hours.
- The fans pay to see an athlete perform. The fans didn't pay an athlete to be a perfect husband or a model citizen. So all the leagues and all the sports federations should stop their PR bullshit to appease the mainstream medias and the brainwashed sheep who believe them.
- Nobody is perfect. Everybody can make mistakes. Anybody can clean up his act, just like most of the WWE superstars mentioned above did.
- A sport league should get behind its athletes instead of throwing them away at the mere sight of controversy.
With all due respect, I think that you should wipe your ass with your conduct policy!!!
As the savvy Billionaire promoter extraordinaire that Vince McMahon is, I bet that his "quality of human being" picking will get lost in the stuffle sooner than later. Hopefully... It's a necessity if we ever hope to see some big names playing on the XFL field.
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