FOX Mad at WWE For Jeff Hardy and Sheamus Urine Segment
It is being reported Thursday that FOX was not-too pleased with WWE for their “creative” urine sample segment on SmackDown this past Friday. As a result, WWE is aware that angles like this are a no-go for the network.
Rehashing what happened, Sheamus forced Hardy to take a urine test prior to their Backlash match, claiming he didn’t want to step into the ring with a “junkie”. Hardy took the test and after the medical examiner took his sample for the test results, Hardy threw the rest in Sheamus’ face.
According to Wrestling Observer‘s Dave Meltzer:
“It aired on the east coast but not on the west coast,” Meltzer explained (H/T Wrestling News). “Fox decreed that it violated their standards and practices so they threw a commercial in so we didn’t get to see it on the west coast. That’s what that was all about.”
I suppose WWE figured it would be better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Really, they should have realized it was a terrible and unnecessary idea in the first place.