Earlier today, we posted an article about Kevin Owens’ son Owen, and his reaction to his father winning the WWE Universal Championship on Raw, which was a fairly heartwarming moment that even managed to touch the emotions of notoriously cynical wrestling fans. But not, however, the cold dead heart of ESPN employee Amin Elhassan, who felt the need to respond to the video of Owen’s reaction to his dad’s title victory with the following:
Until someone told him it was scripted. https://t.co/Mzfwfj8AZ3
— Chillin in my Bacta (@DarthAmin) August 31, 2016
Always nice to see people falling back into the reliable “wrestling is fake” insult, especially when directing it at an 8-year-old kid. So, you know, good job there. Moreover, Elhassan’s disrespectful attitude also minimizes that fact that even if wrestling is scripted, winning the top title in WWE is a massive career accomplishment that few ever manage, and one which is seen as a huge show of respect for the wrestlers who win.
Elhassan continues to defend his statements on Twitter with what resembles the sort of glee you can only find in the trashiest Internet trolls. One wonders what Elhassan’s superiors at ESPN, who have recently strengthened ties with WWE, regularly interviewing Superstars on their programming, and even opened a new vertical dedicated to pro wrestling, have to say about him essentially bullying the son of WWE’s Universal Champion on social media.