Many were devastated when the news about Dusty Rhodes passing circulated last weekend. Hoards of past and present WWE stars took to their social media pages to reach out to the Rhodes family and offer their condolences on the passing of The American Dream. Others posted their favorite memory of the Dream, or how he impacted their success inside and out fo the wrestling industry.
“I’ve wined and dined with Kings and Queens and I’ve slept in the alley way with pork and beans.” resonated all over the inter webs as some of Dusty’s most iconic promos were shared. However one such news source that always teeters on the edge of controversy took the releasing of the superstar’s untimely death a bit too far.
TMZ thought it to be a good idea to release the 911 call that was made before Rhodes passing, former WWE European Champion, X-pac didn’t care for that idea.
Sean “X-Pac” Waltman has taken to Twitter today to blast TMZ for releasing the 911 call from Dusty Rhodes’ wife calling for help after Dusty had his fall at home prior to his death.
Dear @TMZ & @HarveyLevinTMZ,
I have defended you to critics & Twitter followers when they say you’re not a legit news source. If you weren’t, so much of the media wouldn’t be citing you as their source for stories. I never minded any story you’ve reported on me, as I take responsibility for my actions & accept the consequences. That being said, Myself & I dare say countless others are completely disgusted with your policy of releasing 911 calls from families desperately pleading for someone to save their loved one. The recent release of the 911 Call from the family of Dusty Rhodes & the release of Ric Flair’s 911 call when his son Reid died is shameful & sickening. You can defend it as being newsworthy, but in reality you’re just feeding the sickening thirst for this kind of voyeurism in today’s society. The late, great Randy Savage’s father(also deceased) Angelo Poffo, who wrestled as The Mi$er had a saying that went “Where money lies, Honor dies.” Is there really that much money made by airing these calls, so your followers can hear these people at arguably the worst moments of their lives? Maybe there is enough money in it for you to trade in your honor. I’m usually a fan, but completely disgusted by your lack of discretion.
Truly, Sean Waltman