Fox apparently can’t tell Lucha Libre apart from Nacho Libre.
In an effort to strengthen the relationship between Fox and WWE, Rey Mysterio was in attendance at the Minnesota Vikings game which aired on Fox.
When the camera cuts to Rey, the narrator says this, "He's here. Look at him. He's in his-- he's in his mask. It's like a Luchador. It's like, uh, Nacho Libre."
They really compared Rey Mysterio to Nacho Libre lol pic.twitter.com/DD0wCVVwbY— Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) September 22, 2019
Needless to say, the wrestling fanbase was not happy about one of the most fabled WWE Superstars being compared to a comedic movie about Mexican wrestling starring Jack Black.
I don't even like Rey and you guys are still dicks for saying that.— Derek Brink (@Derek_Brink) September 22, 2019
So Rey Mysterio is "Nacho Libre" according to football commentators at a Vikings game. Dear god this is not going over well.— Jason (@JasonLopezII) September 22, 2019
Fucking disrespect— chet (@kenmarxiano) September 22, 2019
Fox calls Rey Mysterio “nacho libre” what a joke. WWE has a deal with you, you dorks. https://t.co/zACcSxKqYA— Joey Shoot Trash (@JoeyShoots) September 22, 2019
Idk these commentators,— Lazlo (@pookieNdem) September 22, 2019
I do know if a Network
Acquires a New Product & Guest
Are on your show representing
Said product, for the same Network
You diminishing them
Makes YoU Look Very Foolish.
Difficult to respect #FoxSports.
Rey Mysterio is Legend.
Watch your Mouth#WWE https://t.co/EHF2qLYbZz
We've seen some of the Fox representatives really get into the WWE move, including Rob Stone winning the WWE 24/7 Championship. However, we’ve also seen this past week with Keith Olbermann, how the wrestling universe reacts when mainstream media takes the sport lightly.
SmackDown is set to move to Fox one week from this Friday when Brock Lesnar takes on Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship on October 4.