Mike Kanellis was recently part of a heated argument with some annoying trolls on Twitter.
“Where in the world is Mike Kanellis?” one WWE fan wondered on Twitter and that simple tweet started a back and forth between Kanellis and fans over the question of if he has been a failure during his time with World Wrestling Entertainment.
We all know that Twitter is often a dark hole of trolls and superficial conversations and arguments that often lead to immature comments and childish insults. But, that first tweet from a fan wasn’t insulting or argumentative so one can understand why Kanellis would take the time to respond. Which he did with this tweet – comparing himself to Jimmy Garoppolo:
I’m here. Just waiting, learning and working hard. I’m like Jimmy Garoppolo learning behind Brady. Always listening, always learning. https://t.co/C3B8CcRxXV— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) January 4, 2018
However, that response caught the eye of a tweeter who calls himself President Troll. And given that the dude has the word “troll” right there in his Twitter handle, I think we all know where this is going. The back and forth that followed had the “troll” commenting on Kanellis’ lack of TV time, reminding people about the nude pics of his wife that leaked last year and—maybe worst of all—calling his few months of sobriety “basically nothing.”
Fans: WWE Woken Matt has been a huge failure— President Troll (@GizmodoTroll) January 5, 2018
Mike Bennett: hold my beer
We've all seen Maria.All of Maria— President Troll (@GizmodoTroll) January 5, 2018
And the other tweet—which may have been deleted since:
"You have achieved as much as I have working for the WWE. You're personal life is none of my business. Call me when you've clean for four years. A few months is basically nothing"
Kanellis was able to remain calm throughout the trolling though and responded with this tweet:
Congrats on 4 years. Sorry you feel almost 6 months is nothing. Also sorry u feel like getting into a argument over who’s sobriety is better. @WWE has made my life significantly better, not sure why that upsets you, but good luck in your sobriety. https://t.co/YP7pOYQBjd— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) January 5, 2018
At that point, other fans jumped in to support Mike in his sobriety, but as for his lack of WWE TV time and such, there were more fans who jumped in to take him to task on those counts.
He doesn't mean you're a failure, you only did those things because you got good money to do almost nothing, you barely appeared on tv and only had one throw-away storyline is his point. Every other match was pointless tag matches or jobbing.— Bill Robinson🦅SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS (@billyr09) January 5, 2018
Another guy tweeted.
"So you got Cody Rhodes who left an easy job because he wanted to achieve more as a wrestler and then you got Mike Bennett who signed with WWE and is happy to be a jobber who doesn't even appear on TV after 2 weeks. I guess some people care about wrestling and some just money:"
And still, Kanellis was able to keep his cool and respond as such.
"You’ve mistaken positivity for content.I turn my negatives into motivation.U don’t wrestle for 16yrs,all around the world,for all 4 major companies,by being content.I work hard & every negative,makes me work harder.I just don’t bitch about what I don’t have.I just go work for it"
Finally, it all came to an end with this tweet from "Road Dogg" Brian James:
They’ll never get it Mike and they have the luxury of not having to get it.— Brian G. James (@WWERoadDogg) January 6, 2018
You’re absolutely right, man. https://t.co/ENXtMfEVe2— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) January 6, 2018