An author on Twitter learned the hard way on Sunday that you do not go one on one with the great one in a war of words and come out unscathed.
On Friday, it was announced that Kurt Angle would make his long-awaited in-ring return for WWE. Thanks to a virus making its way through the WWE locker room, the Olympic gold medalist was called upon to fill a slot on this past Sunday's TLC card after years away from the company's squared circle.
All in all, the match went well, and hopefully we'll see Angle perform in more matches for WWE. Naturally, over the weekend, social media was abuzz over Angle's return and a variety of people from the business and beyond wanted to give their view on his return and also to wish him well. One of Angle's oldest foes, The Rock, sent out a tweet detailing his congratulations and telling him to have fun.
It was a pretty nice gesture from The Rock, and proof that the international movie star hasn't forgotten his roots. As is very often the case with social media though, there is always someone who wants to ruin it. Twitter user and author Ben Pobjie replied to Rock's tweet informing him that "wrestling isn't real." Rock replied that he liked Pobjie's dry wit, clarifying that he knows wrestling isn't real, then promptly told his troller "go f*ck yourself" (you can see the "not so PG" exchange here).
Needless to say, The Rock isn't the only one who took it upon himself to send a reply to the man who attempted to mock pro wrestling to one of the industry's biggest stars. Fans have been peppering Pobjie in their droves and he likely won't be mocking the business again anytime soon. A member of Kings Of Leon suffered a similar fate not too long ago not realizing exactly how many people he would offend by poking fun at wrestling fans.
Contrary to popular belief, most wrestling fans over the age of 10 know that what they're watching is a predetermined show. Watching professional wrestling is no different to enjoying a film or television show. We all know that what happens in Star Wars and on Game of Thrones isn't real without trolls pointing it out, so why do people deem it necessary to constantly berate the wrestling business because it's 'fake'?
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