It's not easy being a sports entertainment scribe these days.
First, Cody Rhodes fires shots at the head writers on his way out the door. Now, Chris Jericho is putting some former creative team members on blast via Twitter:
Funny to hear ex @wwe "writers" (who worked for the company for a matter of months) give their "expert" opinion on hack podcasts. #pathetic— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 27, 2016
The speculation on who he's talking about began immediately, with many folks pointing to Andrew Goldstein, who was on this week's Ross Report podcast with Jim Ross. If that is who he's referring to, you have to think there's more than a little kayfabe to Y2J's Tweet, since I don't see him calling the WWE Hall of Famer (and his Podcast One co-creator) a "hack".
Goldstein's taking it in stride if it him... by throwing Cagesider Alex Greenfield under the bus:
@IAmJericho Sounds like @AngeGold or even @alexdgreenfield.— Matthew Mason (@crimsonmask49) May 27, 2016
Prob @alexdgreenfield he's much more of a hack than me! https://t.co/FViEJeSkKe— Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold) May 27, 2016
Greeny, and others, have deflected with humor and/or "some of my best friends are Jerichos":
I'd change the name of my pod to the Hackers Room, but people might think we were talking about computers. https://t.co/x7w7yq3GaE— Alex Greenfield (@alexdgreenfield) May 27, 2016
Nah, we cool. @IAmJericho came out to #WaleMania2 in Dallas and was wildin with us all night. https://t.co/ZaDINDIFhs— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) May 27, 2016
always nice to meet a fan https://t.co/F2tYnJ6enM— Brian Maxwell Mann (@BrianMaxMann) May 27, 2016
Don't take it personally guys, he thinks we're all stupid idiots.