On his show Wednesday, Beck accused WWE of degrading tea partiers with a racist, unrealistic caricature.
“I can take it from a lot of people. I can’t take it from the stupid wrestling people,” Beck said on his show. Beck suggested that WWE risks alienating much of its fan base, supposing WWE fans lean conservative.
WWE, in turn, essentially invited Beck to come tell a WWE audience why he called them stupid.
“WWE has extended an invitation to talk show host and political commentator, Glenn Beck to appear live this Monday on Raw, in response to a segment that aired on TheBlaze TV yesterday,” WWE announced.
WWE went on, explaining its creation of an overtly racist character: “WWE is creating a rivalry centered on a topical subject that has varying points of view. This storyline was developed to build the Mexican American character Del Rio into a hero given WWE’s large Latino base, which represents 20 percent of our audience.”