So, in case you missed it, Randy Orton took a Tweet from OVW trainer Rip Rogers and turned it into a full blown “Wrestling Twitter” drama yesterday (May 14) - firing shots at Bully Ray and independent wrestling while touting his own drawing ability over “drinks in Denmark”.
A whole bunch of people responded, and just about everybody has a take on it today. Here’s a sampling of responses and takes from those inside the wrestling business...
New Japan’s high-flying British sensation Will Ospreay, a veteran of online beefs with older performers, laughed off Rogers’ critique:
Yeah.......but I'm having fun & making money so I'm happy.........dive https://t.co/0qYe9KajTv— William Ospreay (@WillOspreay) May 13, 2017
Then decided to make some money off the deal:
He even offered Bully Ray a shirt gratis!
One half of the Ring of Honor (ROH) tag champs, and a man known to throw 20+ superkicks into any situation, took the Viper’s troll-y olive branch:
But Ospreay isn’t biting:
Meanwhile, a fellow Brit went the t-shirt route... while also tying this Orton controversy into a past one:
Others took the whole thing a little more seriously, and stood up for their work:
Hey folks, there's a lot of different styles & match structures being presented by independent wrestling. Please don't lump it all together.— Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) May 15, 2017
I just love wrestling, every type. Wish more people were this way. It's an amazing art that I've been blessed to make a living from.— King Ricochet (@KingRicochet) May 15, 2017
Meanwhile, over on the WWE side of the fence, it was all laughs...
Okay, everybody can get back to their own reactions now!