As long-time Cagesiders may know, I hail from Pittsburgh, PA - the land of Bruno Sammartino & Kurt Angle, where we put french fries on our sandwiches and bleed black & gold.
Yesterday (Dec. 7) was not a happy day at the confluence of the Allegheny & Monongahela Rivers. Our beloved six-time Super Bowl champion Steelers suffered their first setback of the 2020 - 2021 campaign, an upset loss to the underdog Washington Football Team.
I could debate the circumstances of the defeat, with COVID re-scheduling putting Pittsburgh on the field for its second game in six days against a team on 11 days rest, or the way injuries have ravaged our excellent defensive unit. I will acknowledge the game highlighted what Steelers critics have been saying all year, that a combination of that aforementioned defense, luck, and weak opponents had masked a one-dimensional offense to inflate our record to 11 - 0.
Bottom line is we blew a two touchdown lead to a four win team at home. And as our coach said, “if you can’t get a yard, you don’t deserve to win,” a reference to the goal line stand Washington made in the second quarter that could have made a difference in a game the visitors took by a 23 - 17 score.
What does any of that have to do with us on this here international wrestling blog? Well, the Washington Football Team’s social media folks decided to celebrate the win with a few pro wrestling memes. One featured defensive lineman Daron Payne and an old THQ/Yukes WWE video game...
THE NEXT BIG THING pic.twitter.com/5VQVMWoQ5S— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 8, 2020
... and another used NXT’s Adam Cole, who is in a relationship with another Pittsburgh native, AEW’s Britt Baker.
we were feeling pretty limitless yesterday pic.twitter.com/My8WHvD7gK— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 8, 2020
Britt didn’t like it.
WOAAAH how you gonna troll me like this!? Smh. https://t.co/HweGNbsP8Q— Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (@RealBrittBaker) December 8, 2020
I feel personally attacked. https://t.co/d7PVhkV6V3— Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (@RealBrittBaker) December 8, 2020
I feel you Doctor. But even as a fellow Yinzer and die-hard Stillers fan myself, I can’t be mad. (a) We lost, and (b) that’s just good trash talk. Bonus points for using one of my favorite wrestling GIFs of the last several years.
Well played, Football Team. Well played.