For those of you unfamiliar, the WWE is that “professional” “wrestling” organization whose popularity is based more personalities and drama than anything. A little while back, they introduced a storyline where headman Vince McMahon “died” in a limo explosion. They even implicated a CNBC sports writer as a “suspect”.
Well, the WWE is probably going have to ditch that storyline. First, former female wrestler Sensational Sherri was found dead at her home.
Even more poignant was the news that current wrestler Chris Benoit and his family were found dead on Sunday. Right now, they’re chalking it up to a murder-suicide.
Some WWE fans thought the McMahon death storyline was tacky in the first place. To continue on with it now would seem untenable. But how many fans would really abandon watching the “sport” if they decided to continue the story?