John Oliver slams WWE, Vince McMahon for not giving wrestlers health insurance

WATCH John Oliver Rips Into Vince Mc Mahon For Early Wrestler Deaths Poor Treatment Of Performers 0By Mike Killam on Apr 1 2019WWE

Oliver then pitched wrestling fans to fight for change by voicing concerns for wrestlers' well-being at next week's WrestleMania event with a hilarious promo video.

It's WrestleMania week the week when WWE gets it's most attention across the world and "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver got big headlines following last night's HBO show that spent 20 minutes being critical of how the company treats in-ring performers. Oliver talked about how the WWE Superstars are treated by the company and their status as independent contractors. According to the WWE website, the program provides wrestlers a yearly physical and drug testing.

Oliver described Vince McMahon as an "a**hole" in both his on-screen character and his real-life persona, and played clips from the likes of Jesse Ventura and Bret "The Hitman" Hart criticising McMahon for past actions.

More details from the episode can be found at Fox News and Pro Wrestling Sheet, but to say the content that Oliver has provided has been noted would be an understatement.

"There have actually been multiple GoFundMe campaigns to cover medical and funeral expenses for wrestlers, which fans have stepped up for".

Much of what he said is what fans have felt for decades but the way everything was presented was well done.

"Even the National Football League, for all its massive faults, now offers players health reimbursement accounts and have established a legacy fund for older players who may be dealing with health issues".

"Because given that Business Hulk here", referring to Vince McMahon, "is a billionaire on the broken backs of his non-employees, the very least he could do is show the same dedication to wrestlers that they have shown to his company".

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