By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE issued the following statement in response to the”Last Week Tonight” feature that aired on Sunday night on HBO.
John Oliver is clearly a clever and humorous entertainer, however the subject matter covered in his WWE segment is no laughing matter. Prior to airing, WWE responded to his producers refuting every point in his one-sided presentation. John Oliver simply ignored the facts.
The health and wellness of our performers is the single most important aspect of our business, and we have a comprehensive, longstanding Talent Wellness program.
We invite John Oliver to attend WrestleMania this Sunday to learn more about our company.
Powell’s POV: I don’t think it’s a wise idea for WWE, as I can’t imagine they would be successful if they were to attempt to co-opt the HBO host, but here’s hoping that Oliver will take the company up on the offer and is allowed to bring a camera crew with him. For those who missed the piece (which I covered earlier today), you can check out the footage below.
Check below for the new Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest PCO, who discusses the ROH and NJPW G1 Supercard event that will be held on April 6 at MSG, taking crazy bumps at age 51, what he still wants to accomplish in pro wrestling, and much more.