Look, I was really hoping to avoid this today. I thought that Mike and Fozzie would take care of this news so I could skip over it and talk about something like how Dean Ambrose is working another dark match for WWE, because apparently the f**king dirtsheets are watching him like a hawk (a contracted WWE developmental wrestler is working pre-show Raw and Smackdown matches? Be still my heart). But, they let me down by talking about how John Cena is a cyborg (or something, I don't ever get past the title on anything not written by myself), so now I'm stuck with this nonsense.
In case you don't know what the hell I'm talking about:
- Consider yourself lucky.
- But, you won't be lucky for long,
- Because here's the skinny;
The latest on Brock Lesnar flipping out after WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view this past Sunday night, is that although he did cause a genuine tantrum, some of it was fixed. How much of it was real and how much of it was a way to convince the other wrestlers that him losing to John Cena was the right call, depends on who you ask.
According to the Wrestling Observer, at least part of the tantrum, and maybe most of it was a work for the wrestlers. There were several things that Lesnar was legitimately upset about though. Not upset enough to tear a locker room apart, but nonetheless, Lesnar was upset.
WWE tried to get word Monday afternoon that Lesnar had quit the company after a "blow-up" backstage at Extreme Rules. The company were hoping various “dirt sheet” websites would report he’d quit and for everyone to be surprised when he came out on Monday Night Raw.
WWE didn’t do the best of jobs at getting the story out. By the time word got out, we also knew Lesnar was already backstage in the building and scheduled to do the show.
Since this doesn't give you the full scope of this story, here's an earlier story written by Mr. Smug Know-It-All reporter that gets a little more in-depth on why Brock might be so testy. WE'RE MOVING BACKWARDS THROUGH TIME, PEOPLE;
We noted earlier that Brock Lesnar had a meltdown backstage after his loss to John Cena at Extreme Rules. Lesnar was upset about Cena's post-match promo because the original plan had Cena getting stretchered out. Lesnar felt that he was made to look weak and WWE officials double crossed him.
I know this is one of those things that WWE want everyone on the Internet to talk about to drum up interest in their quasi-important MMA tank they've spent tons of money to bring back into the fold. It's kind of an inspired move to make considering we're in the Internet age where wrestling fans go online to get their news instead of blindly following what's on their screens. But, the biggest thing WWE forgot was that the loudest people who write about wrestling on the Internet are nearly 70% (I'm really high-balling here) of the same people who are writing/yelling about conspiracy theories and how nothing we are told is the truth. Nobody believed this story because we've got people that will call anything information you leak to be bullshit, and if it ends up being true, they'll say it was a conspiracy by WWE to make the Internet look like fools. So even if you do get some people to buy your story ---the people that you want to convince, the loud, opinionated Internet wrestling fans--- won't because they don't trust anything. Don't believe me? Spend more than 10 minutes on the right wrestling forum, you'll see the word "conspiracy" at least eight times before your brain shuts down.
Look, I'm not saying don't try to outsmart the Internet, because there are ways to do it. But, unless you've got a plan to link Brock Lesnar's flip out to 9/11 being an inside job, you might be wasting your time.
IN OTHER NEWS...
Cody Rhodes recently did an interview where he discussed how big of an impact John Cena has had on his career. “I spent a year driving Cena around when I was on the Raw brand,” Rhodes said. “The goal was to learn a lot about him, what he does in the ring, how he has gotten where he has gotten, but also to learn a lot about merchandising and marketing, pretty much all the things he does. And I’d say I learned a great deal on what it takes outside of the ring. He’s noted as being one of the most hard-working people in entertainment, and he is. If you want his job, you have to work as hard as he does. And it is much easier said than done.” It's pretty well documented how hard of a worker John Cena is. Whether he's injured or sick it doesn't matter; John Cena will go to work and do his job to the best of his ability. To give you some context, here are a few of the reasons the TJR Staff have called off in just the past few months: 1) I have a headache 2) It's raining outside 3)There's a spider on my keyboard. (PW Mania)
The Miz will be starring in the WWE's latest direct-to-DVD feature, The Marine: Homefront. Wow, if the real Marines were pissed about Orton being the lead, I can't wait to see their faces when they watch The Miz spaz his way through this flick. Howard the Duck would be a more believable Marine than Miz, just like Miz would be a more believable duck than Howard. (TWNP News)
Paul Heyman has chosen to not speak about the Extreme Reunion show. Umm, okay. Thanks, I guess. (Lords Of Pain)
*Site News* I want to apologize to everyone for missing last week's Smackdown. My computer went all blue-screen minutes before I could publish the post, then a guy on Twitter put a curse on me and I got strep throat. But, I and my computer are back to life now, and will be Smacking stuff again this Saturday. Thanks for being patient/understanding/awesome.