Social media has undoubtedly changed the way we communicate with each other, purely on a personal level. But sites like Twitter have become much more than that. Essentially, it's a rolling news source and in the case of WWE, it's a way to continue advancing storylines beyond what we see on television each week.
That's what has been happening since this past Monday night on Raw. At the end of the show, almost the entire roster, sans a few notable babyfaces, walked out on Triple H after giving him a vote of no confidence as COO of the company.
This, of course, left a few loose ends to tie up on just exactly how things will proceed going forward. If everyone left and is protesting WWE as long as Trips is COO, what about Smackdown? What about house shows? What about Raw next week?
A lot of questions that need answers and they've been trickling out over the past week with various players making comments on Twitter and YouTube and statements released here and there.
For starters, here's how they explained the house show issue:
WWE Superstars have agreed to participate in WWE live events this weekend, so long as the Chief Operating Officer, Triple H, is not in the building. Triple H has agreed to these terms, and all shows will continue as scheduled.
That's actually a pretty funny explanation, considering the fact that Triple H doesn't ever actually go to house shows. But whatever, it works how they need it to.
How they got around this for Smackdown can be read in the spoilers that were posted right here.
CM Punk, Randy Orton, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler and many more have advanced things along throughout the week with tweets and videos, so let's get you caught up on all that after the jump.
For whatever reason, Jerry Lawler was used separately from all the superstars that walked out to the ring on Monday before the no confidence vote and was the first to actually walk out on Triple H.
He cut a video to explain his side of things:
His partner in crime, Jim Ross, took to Twitter to speak his peace and reveal the news that Triple H will not be resigning:
"I'm having 2nd thoughts on my decision to support many of the talents by walking off Raw Monday nite. I want 2 be in OKC if HHH will have me. So I made a mistake Mon & I'm admonished. I admit I made a mistake & same occurs. Lots of tuf ppl on Twitter. I WILL be in OKC. I'm not explaining why I made the decision I made Monday night. Those that know, know. All I want 2 do is call wrestling matches if allowed. I hope WWE fans pack OKC Mon night. Cena, Punk, Orton, Sheamus, SHOW, will be there & HHH will NOT resign. Let's see where the cards fall."
CM Punk, one of the babyfaces who never went out on Raw that night to protest Triple H and didn't walk out cut a scathing promo on the entire roster for doing what they did, calling it a "pussy move." Here's the quote (read more on it here):
"I think a lot of people are missing the point. Fans and coworkers alike. Walking out is a pussy move. There's a huge difference......in what I did. I want change, and I can't change shit from my couch. I'm in the fox hole. I'm getting it done. I stayed to fight......and I'm fighting for change. You can protest, violently or peacefully without actually showing up. Walking out isn't a solution......at least not one that I've ever seen work. Hold 'em up. Make them change. Don't just walk out, or lay down. Fight. This goes for fans......as well. Bored? Don't like @johncena? Want more @ZackRyder? Show up and be heard. Don't be a pussy and just tweet about it. I want change, and I'll stand and fight for it even if I'm alone. Popular or unpopular, I could care less. Take your voting and shove it. Actions speaks louder than words. Except mine. My words are pretty awesome. No think about all that, and hopefully you'll get it. #fight. Too many tweets from me. Misspellings abound. You CAN'T protest without showing up. I am not Gandhi. I will kick your face. Don't like HHH as COO? Punch him in the face. I did. It's wrestling, not the NBA. #fight. Next high kick to Johnny 'Funkhauser' Ace won't be an accident."
Randy Orton, Smackdown's lead babyface and one of the golden children in WWE right now, was short and sweet in his reaction:
"Many of you have asked me where I stand with HHH's vote of confidence. Undecided, so I will see all of u live from Oklahoma City for RAW......and someone will be on the receiving end of an RKO."
Conspicuous in his silence is John Cena, who has still yet to be heard from regarding the situation. That's an angle WWE will be playing up leading into Raw next Monday night, as noted by Ross in his tweets.
Anyone care to guess how this all plays out over the coming weeks?