You know you’ve either done something amazing, or amazingly awful when you get me and X-Pac on the same page. Unfortunately in this particular instance it was the latter that brought us to an agreement. Yesterday TMZ released audio of the 911 call placed after the fall that eventually led to complications and the death of wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes. TMZ then went on to criticize the 911 operator for sounding annoyed and “sniping” at Mrs. Runnels. Like any sane, rational person (I know, weird, right?), Sean Waltman took offense to literally everything about this:
Dear @TMZ & @HarveyLevinTMZ,
I have defended you to critics & Twitter followers when they say you’re not a legit news source. If you weren’t, so much of the media wouldn’t be citing you as their source for stories. I never minded any story you’ve reported on me, as I take responsibility for my actions & accept the consequences. That being said, Myself, & I dare say countless others, are completely disgusted with your policy of releasing 911 calls from families desperately pleading for someone to save their loved one. The recent release of the 911 call from the family of Dusty Rhodes & the release of Ric Flair’s 911 call when his son Reid died is shameful & sickening. You can defend it as being newsworthy, but in reality you’re just feeding the sickening thirst for this kind of voyeurism in today’s society. The late, great Randy Savage’s father (also deceased) Angelo Poffo, who wrestled as The Mi$er, had a saying that went “Where money lies, Honor dies.” Is there really that much money made by airing these calls, so your followers can hear these people at arguably the worst moments of their lives? Maybe there is enough money in it for you to trade in your honor. I’m usually a fan, but completely disgusted by your lack of discretion.
Truly, Sean Waltman
And that’s how you eloquently tell a major news outlet to ‘suck it.’ Oh, TMZ. When X-Pac is the one making the most sense and resting comfortably on the moral high ground, you need to get your sh*t together.