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WWE Issues Statement on Tensai Tout, Friday’s Smackdown Rating

– Friday’s episode of Smackdown scored a 1.92 rating. The show did 2.834 million viewers, according to TV By The Numbers. The show was down from the previous Friday’s episode, which garnered a 2.04 rating with 2.964 million viewers.

– WWE issued the following statement in regards to the controversial Tout video that was posted earlier today by Tensai.

“While in character, Lord Tensai (Matt Bloom) clearly took his storyline too far and he will be reprimanded for his inappropriate comments.”

  • Joe

    ^ Is this english?

  • eric

    I mean i enjoy wwe alot better in attitude era 1997-2002 superstars could say what ever they wanted. no politcal correct bs. also even 2002-2007 vince and wwe creative writing team on raw. done horrible job when it comes booking tag teams, and divas in ring week to week basis. wwe could have great tag tean and women division. if writing team would quit being so lazy. divas could be just as good as it was in 2000-2006 when trish and lita days. It falls on laps of writing team. divas and tag team divison has talent. but writing teams do bad job manage booking them!

  • KingAblert

    no one gives a care.

  • blah

    Maybe Vince should kids trish in front of his wife on live tv again then get her to bark like a dog WWE HATES BULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION

  • Tha don

    Yea this is getting so lame.

  • Warriors Armpit

    @ Bad Man Bigelow

    Too right about D.Bryan, next we’re gonna see kids charities complaining about daniel brian’s simulated abuse of a child!!!
    And he’s goddamn imaginary FFS

    Watch this space…

  • The Sword of Enlightenment

    Does anyone else see this comment as not being offensive? He could really say he was telling his driver to open his eyes and focus on driving. This touchy touchy take every comment or quote and make a story on it is really getting on my nerves… If he wold have said “open your eyes…” then threw in a slur against Japanese people I would understand. Makes no sense to me

  • thetalkingbox

    see Vince! Tout is a bad idea!


    RIP Little Jimmy

  • “Bad Man” Bigelow

    Forget Tensai and AW, did we all forget what Bryan did to little Jimmy?!?!

  • King

    bottom line is WE as in the REAL wrestling fans, WE the ADULTS should be able to have our fucking wrestling without this PG Shit corrupting it by watering it down & ruining it….what kills me is that there is ENOUGH shit on TV for these little kiddies to watch & to be entertained or in alot of cases for the tv to babysit/play parents to these kids seeing as alot of these socalled “parents” dont wanna do what their suppose too be doing & thats be PARENTS!!! so in the meantime we gotta suffer..everything cant be tailor made & designed for kids…sorry if it offends people but its true but most of all its MY OPINION!!!

  • centerman

    Are these touts a passing thing, or are they here to stay?

  • King

    momma mia…just have them get the fuck off of fucking twatter & tout already like holy batshit..everything offends everybody now a days…if every little thing is gonna be a damn issue then get the fuck off of it geez…see this is why the attitude era needs too come the hell back because when we had the attitude era there wasnt restrictions like this…this is pure bullshit…

  • Jimbotron

    Disgusting. We’re so politically correct these days that it’s incorrect.

  • Ray

    I wonder if Vince will ever apologize for saying “nigga” to John Cena?

  • wildeye

    Not everything that is said is scripted. AW says too much at ringside off the mic for it to be scripted. Also who says they have control over what the superstars say on tout? Maybe the superstars change up the script sometimes cause they forget part of it. If the superstars are being punished for it how can creative or vince be at fault?

  • fivogoeswest


    Honestly I don’t blame the creative team. I blame vince because either 1.creative is coming up with good story lines but vince is changing things as he sees fit or 2.creative does suck and I blame vince for hiring stupid people. Either way its vinces fault cause as far as I know everything goes through him for approval.

  • Hank

    WWE should be reprimanded for not remembering they stripped Tensai of the Lord in his name ages ago.

  • Jim

    Bill – not just all on WWE we do live in a politically correct world now and people are more sensitive these days. Times have moved on Tensai went too far but I’m sure it wasn’t meant maliciously. Personally think the PC Brigade has gone too far

  • Bill

    That’s what they get for being so restrictive on takent in the ring that they end up having to apologize for everything. First AW, then Tensai. What next? Del Rio makes fun of Sheamus’s pale skin & red hair & gets fired? See, in the old days of WWE, there’d be insults & dirty comedy, but that’s because it was allowed, & it never went too far. Now that WWE is so limiting, the superstars are either boring(for the most part) or they look stupid.

  • Effmenow

    WWE should apologize for the poor job the *creative* team does and has been doing for years.