Report: Backstage Reaction To NFL Segments On SmackDown is reporting that some people backstage in WWE weren’t impressed with the celebrity/NFL segments on this week’s Smackdown Live. The thought process was that the segments didn’t look realistic and the celebrities clearly had little knowledge of the WWE product.

On anonymous wrestler gave the following statement:

“[WWE] can’t help themselves. It always makes me cringe when you see them trying so hard to show everyone how mainstream they are. It actually makes the company look worse because it is so obvious to the people watching at home that the NFL guys being asked to talk about WWE don’t know anything about current wrestling. We’ll never shake off the stigma with mainstream media if Vince keeps scripting silly stuff on the shows.”