Sami Callihan & Eddie Edwards? Who Is Right?
Controversy has reared it's head again with the one time NXT guy smashing a baseball bat into Eddie Edward's face, nearly killing him and smashing bones in his face.
Since then Sami seems to be embracing it and playing up to it, much to the annoyance of many fans and fellow talent. He seems to be turning this into an opportunity while Edward's career potentially hangs in the balance for real and Impact seem to also be "making the most of the controversy".
I'm torn on who is actually wrong here, it could be said that Callihan is bang out of order for not being contrite and staying "in character"/not showing remorse but at the same time, people DO get injured all the time and rarely do they get this much heat. Is the problem with IMPACT for allowing the spot to begin with?
I can see why people would be angry for Edwards, he's a popular star and no one wants to see anyone legit hurt, especially to this level...it's very much reminiscent of Wade Barrett getting hurt by Ziggler and then Swagger and both benefiting from pushes that were meant to be his after "taking him out".
In truth though? Is it much different to when Mabel crushed Taker's orbital bone and it was used to build him up or when Joey Mercury got his face splattered by a ladder and that becoming part of the storyline or of course, Chris Benoit adopting the nickname "Crippler" after breaking Sabu's neck?
It was clearly a dumb spot and someone in TNA should be very worried about Edwards suing them if his career is ended, but I can't say Callihan should be getting crap from anyone. There hasn't yet been any suggestion this is a Sexy Star style shoot (if so, jail him) but rather an unfortunate botch that will end up helping his career at the expense of Edwards. Should he really refuse the opportunity or run with it?
What do you guys think?