WWE mid-carder’s JTG and Zack Ryder have taken to Twitter over the last couple of days to vent their frustrations at how their careers are being handled in McMahonland.
Talent have long utilised the social media outlet to further storylines, plant seeds for feuds and to interact with their fans. One of the most popular wrestling Tweeters is CM Punk (@CMPunk) who has even gone as far as to reveal spoilers for Monday Night RAW, including posting a photograph of Paul Heyman moments before his big return as part of the Brock Lesnar/Triple H feud.
Recently however certain wrestlers have begun to attack the company they work for, virtually career suicide for anyone working under WWE’s banner, especially for acts that are so far down the card.
On his account JTG (@JTG1284) began his rant by saying:
There are some who live in a fantasy, there are those who live in reality.Then there are some who turn one into the other.
— JTG (@Jtg1284) August 5, 2012
He then went as far as to speak out about the atmosphere of fear that exists backstage in a WWE locker room
Nobody wants to speak up, everybodys afraid of losing their job or getting taken off TV
— JTG (@Jtg1284) August 7, 2012
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) August 7, 2012
It is unclear exactly why the sudden backlash has broke out but some sites are reporting that it may have something to do with the mid-card payoff following Wrestlemania. You see, wrestlers are guaranteed a PPV bonus when they appear and the higher the ratings the higher the bonus. It is believed this was not the case despite Wrestlemania 28 breaking several records. Of course, this could also be part of something bigger orchestrated by WWE themselves or even a plot by lower tier talents to get themselves a little attention in a world where only the fittest truly survive.
Either way we’ll be glued to Twitter over the next few days to see how this story develops.
Source: Wrestling World News
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