It Came From YouTube: WWE rips off Geico for Money In The Bank ad

10 Submitted by on Mon, 02 June 2014, 09:29

Remember those Geico Insurance commercials from a few years ago with the bundle of money with eyes?

Geico money bundle

WWE does!

Except WWE decided to animated their talking bundle of money using some of Pixar’s old circa 1989 animation software on Windows 3.1.

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10 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: WWE rips off Geico for Money In The Bank ad"
  1. AK says:

    Well with Vince losing a reported $750 million over the past year, I can imagine they needed to scale back on a couple of things.

    This ad could have been salvageable had they used googly eyes.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Oh yeah, googly eyes make everything better.

    • Anonymous says:

      Are they seriously losing money now? Profits had been declining for years, but one thing about WWE is they’d historically been incredibly consistent in their ability to turn a profit.

      • ScroogeMcSuck says:

        Vince lost his own money through the stock dropping rapidly over disappointment with the initial number of subscriptions for the WWE Network and the TV Deal being below expectations (but still a raise from the previous deal). PPV numbers, house show attendance, merchandise… still the same it’s been for a while now.

      • Shiranai hito says:

        It’s not so much the ability to turn a profit, but how big that profit is.

        • Saint Stryfe (@saintstryfe) says:

          That’s how Wall Street works.

          Beside, it’s not like anything small continued, like letting your son-in-law run the show, or bringing back 10 year old gimmicks into the main event for lack of other ideas, or souring the fan base buying your new online venture by having someone they didn’t want win your second biggest show of the year, right?

          Beside, the other shoe hasn’t dropped yet. THat’ll happen in August or September, when tens of thousands of those people who ordered WWEN for Wrestlemania or to check it out realize they have’nt looked at it since April and don’t reup. THEN the fun will be doubled.

  2. Ed says:

    Well, they’re losing money in that the stock price got way over-inflated and has now dropped back down to what is realistic…

  3. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    We don’t have Geico ads here in Australia, so I thought this was ripping off the talking bundle of money from Conker’s Bad Fur Day.

  4. John C says:

    If Vince keeps losing so much cash this will turn into a real Money in the Bank Match. The winner’s check won’t be the one that bounces, Paul E. will book it.

  5. MrMaddog says:

    “Will buying from WWE Shop Zone save you 15% or more? Is it a bad idea for Great Kalli to drive a rental?”

    Best Geico parody ad ever, especially with Hornswaggle driving by in a Hummer… (not a white one)

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