06.24.08 10 years ago 19 Comments

Last night on WWE's RAW, Vince McMahon supposedly gave some money away before he was "injured" when part of the set "accidentally" fell on top of him.  The video's especially convincing.  Why, you'd have to have 20/20 vision, or maybe glasses, or possibly just both eyes to see him duck under the wall before the sign doesn't hit him at all.  It's so believable that fans in the arena — people who desperately WANT to believe that this is real — whistle and shout their disapproval.

Ridiculous, right?  Well, apparently KHOU in Houston reported this like it was a real event

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was injured in a freak accident in San Antonio Monday night. Just moments after giving away $500,000 in “McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania,” McMahon was crushed by a large electric sign that fell from the AT&T Center.

The extent of his injuries was unclear, but he was rushed to the hospital. WrestleMania officials planned to update fans on McMahon’s condition at a press conference in Houston Tuesday.

Blog of Hilarity has a nice take on this from someone who once worked in PR for WWE, but I'm still not buying any of it. has got be a fake website operated by WWE.  I don't want to live in a world where people are that stupid.  That's why I'm always trying to push for aggressive eugenics programs.  Well, it doesn't have to be eugenics, per se.  I'd settle for euthanasia.

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