Was this seriously needed?
Source: John Layfield's Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-...d/194176253533
"Wrestling has always had good guys and bad guys (heels), if there were no heels there would be no heroes.
I remember being in Austin, Texas and cutting a promo on how UT had lost to Oklahoma and mocking the Longhorns (which killed me as I am a lifelong UT fan). Or, being in Dallas with Tony Dorsett (one of my heroes, again a lifelong diehard Cowboy fan) being there and cutting a promo on the Cowboys about why they were losers. Both of those just killed me, but it's a work-it's what I do.
This past week I did 5 hours of TV for WWE, I am a heel announcer. I do my best to get over talent, story lines and hopefully entertain.
This past week I said many 'heel' things not intended to offend but rather to entertain.
I had said (working with two of best announcers in WWE history) that I was a 'dollar working with two dimes' (referring to JR and Cole).
I had said Brodus Clay was a cross between LaToya Jackson and Free Willy or a 'Justin Timberlake trained sea monster'.
I said Mil Mascaras had a huge ego and glad his nephew ADR did not (when in reality ADR has a huge ego filled character on TV), it was a way to entertain-or at least try.
I went to Primo and Epico and made sure I had their title history as well as their father Carlo Colon's, so I could try and help them in a very short match with Ryback.
I quoted their history, did my best to put them over and then made a comment with something to the effect of 'Primo comes from a great heritage his father was a 24 time Puerto Rico champion'. I added, 'he still owes me money... and many others'. I'm a heel.
However, apparently I have offended Mr Colon and/or the wrestling community/office in Puerto Rico. This was never intended, there was no malice. I was trying to entertain--and put his kids over by listing their histories.
So my apologies to Mr Colon, Primo and Epicco, and any of the other wrestling community in Puerto Rico that are now upset.
I had assumed they would know that I was merely trying my best to do my job and no malice was intended-that is obviously not the case, please understand my only intention was to entertain."
Obviously, as is stated, this stems from comments he made about Carlos Colon during the tag match on Monday featuring Epico and Primo. Yet another case of someone getting their panties in a bunch over a small heel comment made. Does the entire WWE have to turn babyface or something?
Last edited by Shockage; 10-11-2012 at 11:29 PM.
Burnin' Bridges Since 2006
Was this seriously needed?
If we can't protect Pro Wrestling, you can be damned well sure we'll avenge it!
The Colons have been in business for around 40 years. If they're losing touch with kayfabe, then maybe they should get out of the business.
I wasn't surprised by the incident with the kid's mother (like it or not, it's the world we live in now unfortunately)
But you'd think of all the people out there Carlos Colon would understand and respect what JBL was doing on RAW with as long as he's been in the wrestling business.
Those who live without honor, end without honor.
This is what happens when you have to bow to the pressures of political correctness. One of our finest villains in the last 10 years has to apologise for remarks he made while in character. Carlos is lucky that JBL didn't bring up Bruiser Brody's murder.
Softies everywhere I mean really JBL has done some extreme stuff before but this is not one of those the Colons need to know their role
Tied for OWW funniest members 2012 looking to be the sole owner of the award for 2013
"I am a dollar working with 2 dimes" best quote ever in the last 10 + years. It's sad that pc/pg is running the world right now...I think JBL would have been a huge success in the late 70's and early 80's and he wouldn't have to bow to the pc crap that now regulate what we do and say...so much for freedom of speech.
"I'll whip you like you stole something"- Mark Henry 05-06-2013