In the WWE, was Paul Bearer disrespected on "Monday Night Raw?" When the show went off the air this week, a number of fans took to Twitter and Facebook and voiced their displeasure at the fact that Paul Bearer's death was used as a storyline and CM Punk disrespected him memory. WWE legend Jim Ross came to the company's defense in a blog post on March 12.
Ross correctly pointed out that the entire reason that a bad guy does something heinous is because they are trying to elicit a reaction from the crowd. The fact that CM Punk came out at the start of the show and interrupted the Undertaker's honoring of Paul Bearer was one thing. However, when Punk used Bearer's urn on Kane and then bowed with it, mocking The Undertaker, Jim Ross called it "villainy 101."
If this moment didn't get fans excited about seeing Undertaker get his hands on CM Punk at Wrestlemania, nothing will.
Ross mentioned in his blog that he knew Paul Bearer better than most of the people complaining about the disrespect shown him and he feels that the former WWE manager would love how his death was used to push this angle leading to Wrestlemania.
What do you think about the WWE Paul Bearer angle on "Raw?" Was it in bad taste or was his death fair game?
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