Brock Lesnar announcing his retirement from MMA. Photo by Esther Lin via MMAFighting.com.
Nefarious Twitter hacker strikes again?
Nope. This time it's for real, as Chris Jericho trolled his 450,000 some followers by immediately accusing Brock Lesnar of taking a dive at UFC 141 last night (Fri., Dec. 30, 2011) in Las Vegas in his fight against Alistair Overeem.
"Lesnar just took a dive," Jericho tweeted.
Naturally, most of the WWE marks out and about started some goofy speculation that Lesnar is actually the mystery return man who will pop up on Raw on Jan. 2, 2012, which is next Monday night. Jericho, always the ornery one, fed into this as well with his next tweet.
"So obvious the 1/2-12 mystery man is Brock Lesnar. That fight was a joke #ufcisfixed."
Twitter can be such a fun and irresponsible place to be when major news happens. Jericho is surely just working his followers, getting them all up in a fuss in anticipation of his major return Monday, which is still what everyone is expecting.
One thing we can be fairly certain about is that it's NOT Lesnar who will pop up on Raw. That's certainly not to say WWE isn't in his future, especially considering the fact that he effectively retired from MMA following his defeat, but that likely won't be for quite a while, if at all. We're talking maybe WrestleMania 29 in 2013.
Still, let the crazy conspiracy theories run wild.