WWE: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Published on:  Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers — and how it doesn’t.

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  • 420Effect

    420Effect

     an hour ago

    King Kong Bundys death was not premature for his weight lets just be honest.

  • paco ramon

    paco ramon

     12 hours ago +1

    But Vader is already a nigga

  • _ warren

    _ warren

     15 hours ago

    Republicans will nominate Vince McMahon for president in 2024.

  • alicevana

    alicevana

     20 hours ago

    I would love to see John Oliver do a segment on adjuncts at American colleges. They teach about 70 percent of classes, are paid a fraction of what full timers are paid, no benefits, no security, are exploited using a lot of public money, and cash strapped colleges still pay presidents and admins an insane wage. Here in St. louis, the big colleges, like wash u, use a lot of adjuncts, and the last chance colleges whose degree won't get you a job, like McKendree in IL, does the same.

    But I think a government that gives millions to colleges should insist on a much smaller percent of adjunct for the money and Oliver's audience seems to be a lot of college students

  • Eddie Williamson

    Eddie Williamson

     yesterday

    I love every single part of this show except for the fucking audience. When ever John gets a little hype and makes a solid joke you're just hit with a wave of fucking applause like he just cured cancer. When did it become the natural reaction to fucking clap whenever a comedian says something funny. It's the same in every episode too, and at one point it starts to ruin the show, much like a laugh track.

  • Andrew Brunelle

    Andrew Brunelle

     yesterday

    I never liked wrestling. Never watched it. But they provide entertainment and deserve to be paid and taken care of in the same ways that other sports do. I use the term "sports" lightly here, but who does more harm to their bodies? A baseball player making $20 million a year or one of these wrestlers who are jumping off ladders into tables that are on fire? It may not all be real, but these wrestlers are taking huge gambles with their long-term health with all the crazy things they do. Vince McMahon should be held responsible for all the problems caused by his organization. I do believe it was Bill Hicks who said wrestling and American Gladiators (popular at the time) were a huge distraction from real issues, a bread and circuses if you would. So are most sports, especially ones like football. Football is basically sanitized war, but at least they've gotten better at taking care of their players, if only incrementally.


    Football and wrestling are the new religions. People are not dying for your "sins," but for your mere entertainment. They are the gladiators of the modern era. And we should take care of them if they mean so much to those wishing to distract us from what really matters.

  • Jeremy

    Jeremy

     2 days ago +1

    This is why unregulated monopolies are inherently a bad idea.

  • jamesthemaniac

    jamesthemaniac

     2 days ago

    Anyone else notice the ring in his wwe box during the segments is actually a boxing ring?

  • Hugo Enrique Fuenmayor

    Hugo Enrique Fuenmayor

     3 days ago

    Wrestling is good... It's very good

  • Nuno Anjo

    Nuno Anjo

     3 days ago

    Trump hahahahha

  • emily power

    emily power

     4 days ago

    Damn... did John Oliver just convince me to care about WWE? Did he just also make me want to watch it cause Vince got smashed in the head with a trash lid?

  • C B

    C B

     5 days ago

    Wth im watching smackdown rn!!!!

  • Devin Crum

    Devin Crum

     5 days ago

    It almost seems like Vince McMahon likes having his face squished inbetween 2 epicly muscular ass checks

  • Devin Crum

    Devin Crum

     5 days ago

    Pro skateboarders are also considered independent contractors who don't get an annual salary or health insurance. Wrestling unfortunately isnt alone on this issue :/ I wish none of this was true but sadly it is

  • Nana Yaw Badu

    Nana Yaw Badu

     5 days ago

    So wrestling fans are ruining WWE 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I see why Vince didn’t listen to them in the first place. Dumb millennials

  • Brittany N

    Brittany N

     5 days ago +1

    1:16 Mick Foley really is a God. Also I’m glad AEW is coming for the monopoly that is WWE.

  • I H

    I H

     5 days ago

    Only stupid people watch WWE.

  • I H

    I H

     5 days ago

    WWE needs to die!

  • Jessie Ray Keaton

    Jessie Ray Keaton

     6 days ago +1

    John Oliver's politics aren't welcome in the UK but they are here.


    I want more Muslims.

  • UncleFriis

    UncleFriis

     6 days ago

    7:08
    You're welcome.