WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard posted a message on his Myspace page in which he stated that comments attributed to him in a story posted by Slam Wrestling were taken out of context. “It has been brought to my attention that there is an article about me for an interview that I did several months ago, that was supervised by the WWE,” Gaspard wrote. The interviewer was very cool but for some reason, has decided to take some of the comments I made out of context, and not use our full conversation.
“At the time of the interview, we were laughing and joking and having a good time. But now, several months later, because of all the press for Conan, he has made me sound ignorant and uneducated by excluding parts of the conversation. This is a common tool of the media. I myself enjoy WWE programming, but at the same time, sometimes find myself disagreeing with the direction things go.
“Nonetheless, I always understand that there is a bigger picture than what I see in front of me. As a whole, WWE has taken great strides in preserving our PG rating, and has achieved much success, seeing as our ratings have gone up and our viewership has as well. If this story were worthwhile and creditable, he would have put it out several months ago.”