No.. this is not about the Olympic Gold medalist Kurt Angle, seemingly no WWE Superstar is safe from getting their social media accounts hacked. It started a week ago during Monday Night RAW when Seth Rollins had his instagram, twitter, and facebook pages hacked with leaked nude photos. And just today, Cesaro’s twitter account was hacked with a timeline full of tweets expressing frustration with the WWE.
When first coming across the nude photo of NXT developmental Diva Zahra Schreiber, I had no idea who she was or why she was associated with “The Architect” Seth Rollins. Then the news feeds from rabid fans started flooding my timeline about how she’s intimate with Rollins, even though he has a fiancé. Some news feeds reported that it was actually Rollins’ fiancé who hacked his accounts with the leaked photo and a nude photo of Seth Rollins.
Similar to Bret Hart’s vices–as chronicled in Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling–Seth Rollins’ sin is that he loves women too much. And the life of a pro wrestler, traveling to so many towns, and spending nights alone awakens the primal urge that not everyone is openly proud of. So cheating happens more often than you would expect from our beloved wrestlers. Then again, they are just human.
Take a moment to ponder if WWE and Triple H didn’t pardon this incident? Seth Rollins is on the greatest run of his career as WWE’s storylined top heel. He has the MITB contract and he had a phenomenal outing with both John Cena and WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Imagine having all of that stripped away from you?
While it was “obvious” that Rollins’ accounts were hacked–and obviously WWE needs him right now as he is an integral part of WrestleMania–what consequences befalls the “Swiss Superman”?
Even though Cesaro had a WrestleMania moment by winning the inaugural Andre the Giant Battle Royal, he’s been down a spiral decent ever since WWE office decided to strip away everything that made him appealing in WWE. This included a random flip-flopping of managers/advocates, a sudden heel turn, irritating entrance music, and virtually little-to-no TV time.
Cesaro’s hacker voiced his frustration with the WWE and Vince McMahon with tweets: I’ve pretty much had it with WWE; Even the rosebuds get more TV time than me; I lack charisma? Yeah right I’m the Swiss superman everybody cheered for me at WM; You know what? I’m sick of Vince McMahon and his bullshit. I don’t even get a chance to get the tag titles with Kidd now; I hope that old man gets cancer, I would of been on the best for sure in the WWE. But the old washed up has been has no idea.
That last one felt reminiscent of CM Punk’s infamous pipe bomb.
Much of what the hacker said, I’m sure many of us have felt or expressed in regards to Cesaro’s push; but taking over someone’s account and speaking on their behalf is towing over the line. Regardless of how we may feel, there is no grounds to jeopardizing someone’s job. Because what if the office at Stamford, CT, didn’t decide to rule this as an “obvious” hack job and deemed Cesaro insubordinate and no longer viable to work for the WWE?
Actions may speak louder than words, but take a half a second to consider the consequences of those actions.
All seriousness aside, how funny would it be if Solomon Crowe (Sami Callihan) turned out to be The Hacker? Talk about living the gimmick, brother!
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