Okay. So a heel acts like a heel at a wrestling show and this lady get’s mad? I’m not sure where to start. For one it’s pro wrestling. There are bad guy characters who’s job it is to garner heat (they want to be booed, reviled, hated) this isn’t a play, it’s a unique live event where a level of fan interaction (especially fans sitting on the front row) is expected. It’s been a part of the “sport” forever. The best heels are dicks… what’s more dickish that ripping up a kids sign? It’s part of the whole “act” part of the show.
So heels are supposed to apologize for being heels now?
Sorry your spongy little twerp kid can’t handle it lady. But you know what? That’s where you kneel down, look him in the eyes and explain “It’s part of the show, sweetie. He’s a bad guy right? Isn’t that what bad guys do?” Boo him! Hiss! Grah! But demand an apology? Jesus Christ is this the world we live in? If Little Jimmy can’t handle the wrestling… maybe he shouldn’t attend. It speaks volumes about WWE’s stance on catering to the much younger audience.
I’m not the type to harp on the PG rating. I don’t need copious amounts of tits and blood to enjoy pro wrestling. Some of (I’d even go as far as to say a majority of) the greatest moments in pro wrestling history have been as PG as it can get. But at the very core of the issue for me, WWE is targeting a show about constant fighting and aggression to little like five, six year old kids who literally don’t get it. I’m not saying they shouldn’t be allowed to watch but… in this case, this little eight year old (cried the whole way home, seriously?) obviously isn’t emotionally capable of handling a wrestling show. The fact this kid is so emotionally fragile he couldn’t just laugh it off and think “Holy crap he ripped up my sign… that was awesome! Booo Alberto! you’re a dick! Weeee, wrestling!” tells me his mother might be a little overprotective and sheltering. (yeah, lets call TMZ, good idea)
Wrestling is wrestling. If you don’t get it, don’t go. Don’t try to neuter my wrestling experience because you’re fragile little squirt is to sheltered to understand the act.