E:60 Has Another Athlete Walk Out During An Interview

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This past Summer, E:60 got some attention for railroading Miguel Tejada about his real age, and the Astro walked off set. Well yesterday the show featured an interview with UFC fighter and ex-Pro Wrestler, Brock Lesner, and he also decided to end things early. The show did an entire piece on the guy and then during the one-on-one portion, ESPN correspondent Tom Farrey decides to delve into steroid talk. Watch what goes down at around the :20 mark....



I still think E:60 is a bit cheesy, but they are definitely throwing out some interesting stories as of late. The problem with the Tejada interview was that it was a complete setup. Lesnar on the other hand should have at least been expecting this line of questioning, and to walk out when he could have just said he'd never tested positive is a bit sketchy.

Brock Lesnar Storms Out of ESPN Interview When Subject Turns to Steroids (Fanhouse)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:45 PM

12 Comments:

What exactly does Tom Farrey do? I've never heard of this guy before E:60.

GMoney said...
Oct 22, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

How lame. Asking about steroid use is so last year--not hard news. So what if he did before anyway? He's regularly tested now.

The Zoner said...
Oct 22, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

What I love most about that clip is the opportunity to see the extensive lighting/camera set-up ... to see how completely contrived and over-the-top theatrical E:60 is. They're in a barn. Sitting on bales of hay. Really.

CMM said...
Oct 22, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

"I've never tested positive for steroids" is code for "I take HGH."

Anonymous said...
Oct 22, 2008, 5:08:00 PM  

Should have pulled a Dr. D. David Shultz on the guy.

Youtube link to the beatdown.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 22, 2008, 5:11:00 PM  

@cmm

I'm assuming you've never been on a set for an interview. There's really nothing over the top with E60's set up. Backlight, key, fill, backgrounds. The location may seem a bit much, but the equipment they used is not.

Anonymous said...
Oct 22, 2008, 6:25:00 PM  

Steriods are going to file a restraining order against E:60 if this keeps up.

Steve said...
Oct 23, 2008, 6:54:00 AM  

Come on now. He very easily could have developed 4 pecs naturally.

Bob'sBlitz said...
Oct 23, 2008, 7:13:00 AM  

Lesnar said either before or after (i forgot which) that he had never tested positive for steroids. He was pretty forthcoming about taking pills and drinking.

Not saying that he has or has not but he knew he was walking into a setup. can't blame him for bailing. And as a reporter, I don't really consider it good journalism if you just try to blindside people like that. It's just a gimmick.

Sean O said...
Oct 23, 2008, 12:04:00 PM  

If you add "man" to the last thing that Lesner says, it's a dead on Big Lebowski impression. Check it out...

Anonymous said...
Oct 23, 2008, 12:15:00 PM  

I didn't know that E60 was a show. I would still rather watch the Weather Channel.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2008, 10:51:00 AM  

Why are they in a ****ing barn?!?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2008, 1:19:00 PM  

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