Former WWE Superstar Won't Attend RAW One-Thousandth Episode Because of SOPA/CISPA

July 17, 2012 -

Update: We erroneously reported that the 1000th episode of Monday Night RAW would be airing live from Las Vegas next week (the show was in Las Vegas this week). The milestone episode of WWE's flagship program will actually be live from St. Lois, Missouri. We apologize for the error and have updated the story to reflect the corrections.

Various wrestling blogs around the Internet were speculating that because Monday Night RAW aired live from Las Vegas this week and the show's one-thousandth episode would air live next week (from St. Lois), that Sean Morley - also known as Val Venis - would be part of the show. Answering a question on Twitter, Morley shot that rumor down noting that he would not be part of the WWE because of its support in the past for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CIPSA). For the record, I couldn't find any evidence that the WWE supports CISPA as of this writing.

Responding to a question from a follower, Sean Morley said the following:

"Not so long as they support sopa/cispa."

It should also be noted that Sean Morley is staunchly Libertarian and a Ron Paul supporter, so this strong position on bills like CISPA and SOPA are in line with what all Libertarians think about the government trying to regulate things.

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Re: Former WWE Superstar Won't Attend RAW One-Thousandth ...

Another Libertarian in WWE: Kane(Glen Jacobs).

Also, it wouldn't be surprising if WWE did or is supporting SOPA/CISPA, since they're probably up there with Viacom and Warner Bros. on filing copyright claims on YouTube.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

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Celebrity support o.o

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