WWE has responded to John Oliver bashing the company on “Last Week Tonight” by inviting him to WrestleMania.
A rep for WWE sent the following statement to Pro Wrestling Sheet:
John Oliver Ignores Facts
John Oliver is clearly a clever and humorous entertainer, however the subject matter covered in his WWE segment is no laughing matter. Prior to airing, WWE responded to his producers refuting every point in his one-sided presentation. John Oliver simply ignored the facts.
The health and wellness of our performers is the single most important aspect of our business, and we have a comprehensive, longstanding Talent Wellness program.
We invite John Oliver to attend WrestleMania this Sunday to learn more about our company.
In case you missed it, the host of the popular HBO show took WWE to task on last night’s episode over the mistreatment of wrestlers. He also called Vince McMahon an “asshole.”
The full video can be FOUND HERE.
A rep for HBO tells Pro Wrestling Sheet, “The show likes to let the segments speak for themselves and will not be available to comment on this.”
We’ve also reached out to John Oliver’s personal rep to see if he plans to accept the invite.