During episode seven of The Triple Threat Podcast, Shane Douglas had a very negative reaction to the ongoing Kurt Angle/Jason Jordan story in WWE, which he called “absurd” and “cartoony.” For those that missed it, WWE revealed two weeks ago that Jason Jordan is the “son” of Kurt Angle.
He said: “The one thing I don’t think wrestling needs any more of right now is more stupid sh*t. That is no reflection on Jordan or Kurt but it is on the storyline. The fans are ready to sync their teeth into more believability and more realism as opposed to something like Shane Douglas’s father was an alien. You’ve got to keep some assemblance [sic] of believability. We always talk about the fans ability to suspend disbelief but when you look at that storyline in this day and age with Ancestry.com and all of these ads where you can type in a guy’s last name and you’ll be astounded at the results you get or the offers you get pitched.
I learned from Paul Heyman a long time ago that there are certain storylines that you can do and push the envelope but there are others that you try to do and at some point that damn thing called a pesky fact or as my old professor would call them “those damn pesky facts” show up and people will realize or Jordan’s family members will realize at some point that he isn’t related to Kurt Angle and it is all bullsh*t. To put something out there that is so cartoony and has fake bulls*t written all over it, why put it out there? It isn’t 1965 with televisions that have rabbit ears, I can ask my sons a question and I see their thumbs going a million miles an hour and they’ve already got the answer thirteen seconds later. I just think that maybe Vince is believing the it is “Sports Entertainment” and everybody knows it is fake.
I don’t know if Vince honestly believes that the suspension of disbelief is unimportant or that you can just write it in. What is next? Is Kurt Angle or Hunter going to be allergic…