Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Perhaps the greatest WTF? in TV History

WWE performer Chris Benoit apparently killed his wife, 7-year-old kid, and self over the weekend, after canceling from a pay per view event.

The WWE canceled its television events for last night.

The USA Network, to fill the hole, put in a... three-hour tribute to Benoit.

In other news, the NFL Network has decided to *NOT* pay tribute to Rae Carruth and OJ Simpson, MLB has decided to *NOT* pay tribute to Donnie Moore, and the NBA has decided to *NOT* pay tribute to Jayson Williams.

(Special points for anyone who wants to equate USA's decision with MSNBC's move to air the Virginia Tech killer's tape. You're right. And I need a drink.)

3 comments:

Desty said...

From my understanding, the police didn't release the information about the double murder - suicide until around 10pm last night. That would be into hour 3 of the 3 hour tribute. If you don't know, what can you do?

DMtShooter said...

Show a movie? Play last week's telecast? Put on a Yule log burning?

A guy's found dead with his wife and kid, I think I can foresee it might turn out, you know, unseemly. Just a little.

Anonymous said...

This would have never happened if Mr. McMahon was alive.