As Young Rock watchers know, pro wrestlers have long taken issue with anyone using the word “fake” in reference to their business/art.
Hi Jack, yup it sure did happen.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 24, 2021
I pile drived a kid in elementary.
KO’d a kid in high school.
Got suspended both times.
I was wrong.
But back in the 80s I was taught by my dad and all the wrestlers to always “protect the business”. It’s what we we did. #YoungRock https://t.co/sivjaCuNI6
Soulja Boy must not be watching Dwayne Johnson’s hit sitcom. The rapper, whose 2007 single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” you’ve probably heard at some point even if you’re not a hip hop head, decided to complain about his industry by comparing it to WWE.
Rap game faker than WWE— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) February 28, 2021
And there must be some sort of bat signal that goes up when a famous person uses the “f” word, because it didn’t take long for the troops to rally to dunk on and threaten Soulja Boy for his transgression...
Does the rap game take years off your life and leave you with countless injuries and debilitating pain? Oh well maybe just stick to super soaking hoes or whatever it is you did 15 years ago. https://t.co/iYIrSpN01t— T-BAR (@TBARRetribution) March 2, 2021
Come to Florida and get in the ring with me. I’ll show you how fake wrestling is... I’ll even drive you to the hospital afterwards cause I’m a nice guy! https://t.co/EWGBTxgwoD— Gerald BRISCO ♂️ (@Fgbrisco) March 2, 2021
No one was more upset than our guy Randall Keith Orton, though.
Fake? Dare this prick to step up. He dont like movies? Consider us actors that do stunts, without pads 200 days a year and don’t bitch when we get surgically repaired and come right back. Consider us 100 times tougher then anyone you’ve come across. Aint nuthin but a bitch ass... https://t.co/D3CQb9IxEO— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) March 2, 2021
Ps @sanbenito would beat the fuck outta you. Why? How? Because he’s seen our world. Respects it and knows what it takes and finds himself lucky to be a part of it. You wanna talk fake? Pawn that cheap ass chain and come work for it you one hit wonder ass mutha fucka https://t.co/zJPMmuqskr— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) March 2, 2021
Credit (I guess?) to Soulja Boy for not backing down, but I don’t see how this ends well for him...
Do u know who the fuck I am. I’ll bring the REAL to wrestling don’t play with me. Randy Ortonnnnnnnn?????????? https://t.co/Yx9cfODoIJ— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) March 2, 2021
‘Crank that’ came out in ‘07 you had a hell of a year. Serious $. Hats off to ya my dude. Here’s the thing tho... I like rap. I bump that shit all day whether it’s tunechi, meek, JZ...but you call what I do to survive, fake? Fuck that. Come to my world and say that. Dare ya https://t.co/P3qx5bu6ks— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) March 2, 2021
If you mad because I spit facts just say that. What you do is FAKE and I stand on that. What I do is REAL. Come to your world? Lol welcome to Soulja World https://t.co/KofrYkD95J— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) March 2, 2021
U spittin facts? Seems like all you spittin is the same mess you rap about. Nut. Clear your throat my dawg, and be there. Enough talk. Back it up. https://t.co/rN8JY5AX3q— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) March 2, 2021
Or maybe it does end well for him. In true pro wrestling style, Soulja Boy is running with his overnight Twitter fame, retweeting memes & articles about his beef with Orton, and even hinting at teaming with another rapper with squared circle dreams for a WWE run:
That’s a fact tho. Tell me why the wwe in they feelings for gang. Wrestler or not I’m slidin ♂️ https://t.co/NvNFx1U7dS— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) March 2, 2021
As always, Big E has the correct take on the whole kerfuffle...
If all these rapper versus wrestler beefs are a clever ploy to bring back a “Def Jam: Fight for NY” style game, I’m all in.— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) March 2, 2021
Pro wrestling and hip-hop: perfect together.