WWE: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Apr 1, 2019
  • John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers - and how it doesn’t.
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  • JFK64 Kennedy
    JFK64 Kennedy 46 minutes ago

    rt before they cut away at 2:52,from Shane exploding through the table off the cage top, watch Shane's rt hand and rt hand of Referee, the ref grabs his hand and Shane squeezes, that's a lil behind the scenes secret on how the wrestlers let the ref's know they ok after high impact move.

  • jsngerlach
    jsngerlach 23 hours ago +1

    Medicare for all would be nice

  • Timothy Lee
    Timothy Lee Day ago

    God bless the United States of America. What's so special about entertainers? How about pickers at Amazon? Not funny enough?

  • Cyril Lartigue
    Cyril Lartigue Day ago +1

    When they show his reaction at 19:50 😭 I’m not crying you’re crying

  • TenorofTenors
    TenorofTenors Day ago

    Just watched this again and literally fell out of my chair when John said Vince listens to the fans.
    Vince McMahon.
    To Fans.

  • Adam Ford
    Adam Ford Day ago

    There isn't a hell hot enough for Vince McMahon.

  • gspendlove
    gspendlove 2 days ago

    I would definitely pay to see Brutus The Barber Beefcake play Abraham Lincoln in a movie. "I love the blades! The blades are a part of me! Now, General Lee, listen up! Cos I'm gonna make 'em part of you!"

  • klientproby
    klientproby 3 days ago

    I LOVE Roman Reigns!!!! He is the coolest. HATE Braun Strohman and the Bludgeon Brothers.

  • William Washington
    William Washington 3 days ago

    Fair enough!

  • hector juan quinones

    John where i can give u some support??

  • UltradulistRC
    UltradulistRC 4 days ago


  • Zeluth
    Zeluth 4 days ago

    I need a baby cam for John Oliver.

  • thenamelessdc
    thenamelessdc 4 days ago

    Idk if he's done one on the ufc but it's the same thing. All the fighters are exclusive "private contractors" and any fighter who isn't a big name gets paid a less than negligible amount. And on top of that so many of them are so desperate for a pay check they often fight hurt or fight opponents who miss weight because they have no other option.

  • Nathan Reiber
    Nathan Reiber 5 days ago

    its a wonder someone hasn't killed vince mcmahon on live tv yet

  • Brennan Merone
    Brennan Merone 5 days ago

    Oliver 3:16

  • Victor Saucedo
    Victor Saucedo 6 days ago

    Ps n to those who cant stand Vince.. SToP watching his show!! Thats the only way to hurt him

  • Victor Saucedo
    Victor Saucedo 6 days ago


  • Paul
    Paul 6 days ago

    Same could possibly be said about the UFC where the hit people's heads for real only wrestlers get paid more.

  • johnny-guitar
    johnny-guitar 6 days ago +1

    I'm a bit late, but if it helps, Roman Reigns seems like a nice dude outside the ring. He's just bad at being "the face of the company."

  • sonokawaray
    sonokawaray 7 days ago

    I could watch a loop of Vince getting clunked in the head with a pan all day.

  • Alec Romero
    Alec Romero 7 days ago +2

    You were almost completely right except for the fact WWE doesn't listen to it's fans.

  • pop5678eye
    pop5678eye 7 days ago

    The part that surprised me is the lower rate of premature deaths for former NFL players... but then I realized the key word is 'former' i.e. ones who retired and now are living in pain, health-conscious for the rest of their lives. If you take ALL NFL players then you see that the rate is not so good. You see in the news an alarming number of active NFL players dying prematurely.

  • DrPinkieDie
    DrPinkieDie 8 days ago +6

    After watching this, I realize how Incredibly Lucky Dwayne Johnson is that he found such success as an actor, he managed to Get out of Wrestling before it killed him too

    • whitesoxrules
      whitesoxrules Day ago

      Agreed and same with Batista. I'm just happy for them.

  • Khalid Al
    Khalid Al 8 days ago

    USclip search: rise and fall of Ugandan giant kamala

  • MrAnimenerd93
    MrAnimenerd93 8 days ago

    At NFL gets an off season. WWE superstars got suffer for 365 days.

  • thecocksaysmoo
    thecocksaysmoo 8 days ago

    This is truly heartbreaking. I think of the flying, head butt guy's tragic story, too.

  • Nazib Khan
    Nazib Khan 9 days ago

    I hope CM Punk saw this and smiled a bit.

    • Nazib Khan
      Nazib Khan 5 days ago

      @Kevin Merrill Awww now that was an epic bro moment

    • Kevin Merrill
      Kevin Merrill 5 days ago +1

      He did. He thanked John on Twitter.

  • Ayub Ali
    Ayub Ali 9 days ago

    17:23 when the CEO of a WWE writes a story line. Where is face goes into another mans ass. John was right here "Premium Entertainment "

  • conepictures
    conepictures 9 days ago +1

    How is having someone be an independent contractor, who can only work for one company legal in the US?
    Why don't all companies just hire everyone as independent contractors, instead of employees then.

  • Harmen Westerhof
    Harmen Westerhof 10 days ago

    This whole issue could be solved easily by new wrestlers understanding what it says in the contract, and looking for a job elsewhere. Also by fans not supporting WWE´s existing policies by NOT ATTENDING MATCHES. I am sure you can find entertainment elsewhere, since you're living in America...

  • Turd Ferguson
    Turd Ferguson 11 days ago +1

    Nice one John ! I always enjoy your 30 min rant about everything!
    You put all the pieces to the puzzle together.
    Stay classy John Oliver!

  • Hooked on Chronics
    Hooked on Chronics 11 days ago

    Why would we be surprised you like wrestling, you're a geek! I used to like it as a kid too so no judgement. Wrestling is entertaining and funny as hell.

  • Nick Corvello
    Nick Corvello 11 days ago +4

    Oliver should do a followup on this story after the AEW boom

    • Chun hin Lee
      Chun hin Lee 9 days ago

      Chris Jericho & Jon Moxley(Dean Ambrose)!

  • Ode Valkamo
    Ode Valkamo 12 days ago

    American football is shit and boring. I really dont know why people watch it or invest money in it. Football is normal football not some pussy rugby

  • ColeBikes
    ColeBikes 12 days ago +1

    the money i would pay to see john olive man explode through a table

  • SupraJulie
    SupraJulie 13 days ago

    And here I am an independent contractorin an industry where if, during the course of my work, if I was mauled by an animal, hit by car, or raped the company would not assume any liability. Being an independent contractor sucks. On the other hand I do have some understanding as to why they have that contract. I work with animals. I walk dogs. The is no way someone who weighd 90 pounds could consistently be able to do their job. Dogs just don't like some people. If the company is responsible in the event someone can't do their job for whatever natural ability they do not possess they would not be able to operate. So I need to get my own workman's comp insurance. I need my own health insurance. Those things are annoying, but not impossible to get. I can sympathize with wrestlers, but I can't feel tons of sympathy for someone who can't do something with the mountains of money they make that I can do with my smaller income.

  • Tiny Rick
    Tiny Rick 13 days ago

    I wonder if some non wrestling fans are thinking is that Dwayne Johnson shoving the "asshole" Vince McMahon face into the fat's guy ass....

  • Adarsh Kumar
    Adarsh Kumar 13 days ago

    I can't believe Champions League is below WrestleMania!

  • Drew A
    Drew A 13 days ago

    John Oliver is great but Professional wrestling sucks, it just does. 6.3K thumbs down and counting...I gave this a thumbs up because John makes me laugh. The WWE still sucks ass however, just like McMahon.

  • Everett Lewis
    Everett Lewis 15 days ago

    the one mark in the audience lol

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Don't forget the no competition clauses in their contracts. Even after leaving wwe they may not be able to work for potential competitors. Brock Lesnar's no competition clause lasted for 2 years after he left the company.

  • Eli Carraway
    Eli Carraway 15 days ago +1

    Vince is such a pussy.

  • SnBergamo
    SnBergamo 15 days ago

    McMahon should be given the death penalty.

    • NITARA MK11
      NITARA MK11 15 days ago

      Nah that's too far
      He helped Vickie after Eddie's death and don't forget Company too

  • J. Doe
    J. Doe 15 days ago

    That smacking of the papers is so emblematic of the attitude of these assholes. "Hey, fuck you, I'll do what I want and ain't nobody gonna do shit about it." And the fucked-up part of it is that they are absolutely right.

  • Medinah Brown
    Medinah Brown 15 days ago +1

    "Enough sass mouth their buddy! Put some respect on ny name!" -John Oliver.

  • bob smith
    bob smith 16 days ago

    You didn't remotely say WHY they have early death. What is it allegedly from, from concussions, from general body wear and tear, from steroid use, from opiate addiction, from other medications they are given ??? All of those would mean VASTLY different things

    FLA-TEXAN 16 days ago

    I made it 0:14 and he dropped an F bomb on a baby. Cringe

  • Hubur Galula
    Hubur Galula 16 days ago


  • Monsta Mosheh
    Monsta Mosheh 16 days ago

    Awesome video 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾💯

  • Joe Wiedmeier
    Joe Wiedmeier 16 days ago

    DDP helping out Jake the Snake Roberts

  • Muwonge Joseph Junior
    Muwonge Joseph Junior 17 days ago

    What happened? I hope the fans helped out!

  • Dean William
    Dean William 18 days ago

    WWE isnt forcing these people to work 4 him

    • mike archer
      mike archer 11 days ago


  • Brian Curtis
    Brian Curtis 19 days ago +23

    "Morally subterranean" is something we need to hear more often in everyday conversation.

  • QuesoGr7
    QuesoGr7 19 days ago

    I'll never understand why black dudes say nigga in a non-offensive way to each other all the time, but if a white guy says it in the same way or clearly as a joke, it's apparently appalling. It's so dumb.

    • QuesoGr7
      QuesoGr7 18 days ago

      Yeah, I'm black with a few white friends who will be like "whuddup my nigga" or "nigga whuh?" as an obvious joke, so we just laugh about it. But what gets me is if it truly is a very offensive word then why do black dudes (mainly hood dudes) say it at all?
      Clearly you can see the problem with that.

    • TheHoustonSkeptic
      TheHoustonSkeptic 18 days ago +1

      Because they don't like it when white people call them that and you can not be openly disrespectful to other people and then blame political correctness for it

  • Tell Me Something
    Tell Me Something 20 days ago

    "Keep it up, my nigga."

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  • Körbl Herschel
    Körbl Herschel 22 days ago +7

    Death: It's time to die John.
    John Cenna: You can't see me.

  • Chandan Goyal
    Chandan Goyal 22 days ago

    And why exactly it's not considered human rights violations.
    People literally cheering for someone getting pushed to death.

  • Malcolm Osburne
    Malcolm Osburne 23 days ago

    I appreciate this video more than most I’ve ever seen on any media. Tv or internet.
    Care for you’re pros!!

    • mike archer
      mike archer 11 days ago

      I appreciate the comment, but need to tell you that you said 'Care for YOU ARE pros!!' at least you didn't write 'pro's' like most semi-literate people like to do.

  • Carolyn Bird
    Carolyn Bird 25 days ago +1

    Watching Roman reigns get booed so badly makes me cringe