One person who writes for the New York Post didn’t have nice things to say about WWE’s Peter Rosenberg.
American radio talk show host Peter Rosenberg announced that he signed a deal with WWE in 2020. The host of the YouTube series, Wrestling with Rosenberg, made his first appearance as a panelist at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view in late 2016 and has continued to be a prevalent voice on all of WWE’s pre-show panels.
Rosenberg was the focus of one longtime critic of WWE, Phil Muschnick, in a column for the New York Post published on July 16th. Muschnick slammed Rosenberg for his connections with the company amidst the allegations against Vince McMahon. The outspoken critic also took aim at Rosenberg’s non-WWE-related activities. Muschnick wrote,
“Having now given his name and voice to endorse and promote a gambling operation targeting young suckers, Peter Rosenberg, panelist on Michael Kay’s ESPN Radio-NY show, has completed the triple crown for adults with no scruples.
He represents the most desensitized, no-upside industries in America:
1) Designed-to-lose sports gambling,
2) Corrosive, violent, unprintably vulgar, N-wording, women-abusing, cop-hating, blood-in-the-streets rap music on his FM show, on which he’s proudly heard as obligatorily lewd.
Of course, he has run from all challenges to repeat the lyrics he otherwise champions while on Kay’s show, as he abrogates the courage of his convictions in the face of forced, civilized discretion.
3) He’s a payroll employee of the sleaziest, drug-infested and often deadliest “family” entertainment in TV history, Vince McMahon and wife Linda McMahon’s WWE. Rosenberg is now regularly seen and heard as a shill in a pro wrestling series, produced by the WWE for A&E.
Currently, Rosenberg has not found the time to address an exposé by The Wall Street Journal that accused Vince McMahon of paying more than $12 million to suppress allegations of his sexual misconduct toward four female employees.
Same silence on two accused pedophiles in McMahon’s employ and on his watch. They’re both deceased, but Rosenberg know who they were, as does everyone within the WWE.
But at 42, such is Rosenberg’s sense of broadcast professionalism. And on the air, he likes to take shots at others. And he’s very, very sensitive to criticism.”
As noted, McMahon is being investigated by the WWE Board of Directors after The Wall Street Journal reported that the billionaire paid “hush money” to former employees who he’d allegedly sexually harassed. It was reported that many news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, are working on more stories regarding the allegations. McMahon has since stepped away from his role as CEO of WWE.