We begin with a complaint that apparently came from one of the contestants. From there, we see what respect is all about. Oh, and let's hope something bad happens to Bobby Jo.
"I am complaining about the tough enough article. For you to sit at your little computer, eating cupcakes, beating your meat, and having the nerve to talk down on us is absurd. Dude you have no f***ing idea about any of us. Everyone in the house with the exception of 3 people had the utmost RESPECT for the business. We were very knowledgeable about wrestling and would stay up all night quizzing each other on wrestling trivia. By the way one of our ideas that we discussed for an angle was actually used in a major WWF storyline. To conclude this we knew the ins and outs of wrestling before we started our training and learned the art of storytelling when it was all over. WATCH WHAT YOU WRITE CUZ ILL BE READING!" - Unknown
I haven't gotten good hate mail in a while. :) Besides, since Episode 2 was all about respect it seemed like a good opener. This week the contestants didn't train physically, outside of being shown how to throw a punch. No, instead the training was more mental. Enter Triple H.
Triple H - Real name Paul Levesque. 4x WWF Champion, 3X Intercontinental Champion, 2X European Champion, Tag Team Champion.
Triple H gave the trainees a lecture on respect for the business, because he's not sure they knew what they were getting into. He made sure they knew that being a WWF Superstar meant being on the road 300 days out of the year. That's 300 days away from your family and loved ones, and then when you are home all battered and bruised, having to be super dad or super husband or super whatever. From the time the wrestlers leave the locker room to the time they return, they're telling a story and they always have to be on. He told the contestants that if they're not there with the intent of making it, not to waste their f***ing time, because them getting the opportunity they've been given without having respect for the business is a slap in the face of all those who came before them. He specifically pointed out how it's disrespectful to a guy like Darren Drozdov who is now paralyzed from the neck now because of an in-ring incident.
Guys like Greg and Jason get it. Jason got it to the point where he realized that he didn't want it after all. He wasn't willing to be away from his family for that long, so he left because he didn't want to disrespect guys like Triple H. Then you have contestants like Darryl and Bobby Jo, both of whom I want something very bad to happen to. Darryl is just an a**hole. You'll remember, he was the one who was sick and complaining all last week. This week, while Triple H's words were sinking in, he started goofing around in the ring. After Jason left, Darryl actually thought that he had more of a chance of winning now.
Bobby Jo is the one who's life long ambition is to pose in Playboy. Now, it's bad enough that all of the female contestants, with the exception of Victoria, seem like they're only there to hook up with the guys. When Triple H asked Bobby Jo why she was there she said it was just for a challenge. She even had the audacity to say she didn't even like wrestling. But she's proud of her big boobs, so I guess that justifies her being on MTV.
Look, I'm a fair guy. There's a good chance that everyone in the house does indeed have the "utmost respect" for the business like my mystery fan says. But the 22-minutes that MTV edits the show down to doesn't show that at all.
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