As previously reported, the official pay-per-view poster has been released for WWE’s upcoming Capitol Punishment event on June 19th – and it features a cartoon of President Obama standing between John Cena and Rey Mysterio.
WWE issued the following statement regarding its use of President Obama’s image to promote Capitol Punishment:
About Capitol Punishment artwork
The cartoonist artwork portraying President Obama as a referee is intended to publicize WWE’s (World Wrestling Entertainment) pay-per-view event known as Capitol Punishment, which emanates from our Nation’s Capital on Sunday, June 19.
With President Obama depicted in a referee shirt, WWE likely issued the statement to clarify that he will not actually be appearing at the event.