During his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross discussed WWE’s controversial “Katie Vick” angle from 2002. In the storyline, Triple H claimed that Kane had killed his ex-girlfriend Katie Vick. That led to a segment where Triple H wore a Kane mask and simulated having sex with a Katie Vick mannequin in a casket.
Here is what Jim Ross had to say about the angle…
“So I never understood the logic behind it. It failed miserably. It was in poor taste. I don’t want to put programming on television, where a dad who’s getting a pass to watch wrestling on Monday night has to explain to his kid What necrophilia [is]. What are the sex components of this alleged storyline? Well, that’s not what you want to explain to a child, you want to make them a fan.”
“And if you want heat on Triple H, then shoot an angle with the babyface, not a mannequin. So I don’t know. I never saw any value in it. I think it was embarrassing to wrestling. And that’s a big statement. But you can say blank is an embarrassment to pro-wrestling. So and I believe that to be true, then I believe to be true now.”
“I was so shocked. And I knew the subject matter was going to be very, very delicate, to say the very least. But I didn’t know all the specifics, and all the machinations of how they’re going to produce that segment. It was just horrible, just horrible. And I felt so bad for the audience. And you know, you can almost theoretically [hear] your TV’s clicking, channels changing.”
“You know, again, if you’ve got to sit and explain a political, a religious or a sexual angle to your audience, you’re on the wrong road. And they covet these kids for all the right reasons, primarily to create more cash. And it’s just amazing, I get at a loss for words just thinking about [it]. Again, I’m just trying to figure out why we did it. You really believe it’s going to work? I wonder whose idea that was in a writing room. […] There’s no redeeming qualities to this piece of sh*t.” (quotes courtesy of TJRWrestling.net)