I’m a lifelong wrestling fan who now watches less than two hours a week. I’m the "casual smart mark" and I'd like to welcome you to
Casually Twittering About (if you can come up with a better name, by all means let me know).
It’s a pretty simple concept, really...I scour Twitter (hey... you can find me HERE …you know you want to!) looking for anything interesting or bizarre from the world of wrestling. Trust me when I say this: you think wrestlers are weird INSIDE of the ring??? Heh...just check out what I've found for you in the last few weeks!
AL SNOW LAME JOKE OF THE WEEK (part one)
One of the best things about watching wrestlers on Twitter is that sometimes you catch a conversation that you wouldn't ever know about otherwise. I absolutely howled at this one between active roster members of both WWE and TNA...
GOLDUST IS KINDA CREEPY TWEET OF THE WEEK (part one)
Y'know...sometimes at your job, you just know that somebody else is just more talented than you are. Wrestlers aren't really any different. In this case, independent wrestler Chuck Taylor just had to look at another young, indy wrestler and he knew what the deal was...
Wanna see what this guy looks like?
Well...I don't know the guy from a hole in the wall, but if Chuck Taylor says the guy is good then the guy is good.
I think that's what he's saying....isn't it?
Anyway...have you ever wondered how heels are supposed to work? Well...Professor Jericho has no problems telling you:
I've got no set-up other than...GODDAMN I love the Iron Sheik...
Somebody tell me that this next tweet DOESN'T surprise them:
AL SNOW LAME JOKE OF THE WEEK (part two)
GOLDUST IS KINDA CREEPY TWEET OF THE WEEK (part two)
Sometimes I wonder just what the inside joke is when reading a conversation between two wrestlers. In this case, I think Claudio Castagnoli was trying to burn Jimmy Jacobs...at which point Jacobs tried to burn CC back. But honestly? If that's what they're trying to do, they're kinda lame...
Huh. I think they need lessons.
Like...if you're gonna burn somebody, maybe you need to take lessons from Mr. Anderson. I mean, he's a guy who just lives by his "asshole creed":
Wait...whatever does he mean??
And since we're going on about wrestlers doing mean things, how about a wrestler who has THOUGHTS about doing bad things?
No, Christian...it's not wrong at all.
I recently had a nice little conversation with one of my favorite wrestlers, Sugarmask. WAIT...you're not familiar with the greatness that is SUGARMASK??? Well, kids...you gotta check THIS out!!!
Alright...so with that out of the way, I happened to notice a pretty creepy tweet by Sugarmask recently:
For whatever reason, I actually had to think about that tweet for a moment. I eventually responded with this:
But Sugarmask being Sugarmask, he thought about it for awhile and then delivered this gold-bar-worthy greatness:
I know...just wow.
But hey...do me a favor and check out his newest video in which he tells an incredible tale of how he battled a shark head-on. It's simply tremendous!
AL SNOW LAME JOKE OF THE WEEK (part three)
GOLDUST IS KINDA CREEPY TWEET OF THE WEEK (part three)
...oh...but he's not done...
Now I'll be the absolute FIRST ONE to admit when I don't know something. Last month I questioned Dolph Ziggler's tweet as something really messed up...
I was BOMBARDED with emails from readers who knew that this quote was from a classic movie that (at the time) I had never actually seen, Caddyshack. In fact, I was even sent a link to the scene on YouTube:
So yeah...I'm now well-versed in all things Caddyshack so PLEASE stop kicking my ass about this (lol).
But my WTF?!? TWEET OF THE WEEKstill goes to Ziggler:
Alright...to end the column I'm totally going to act like a mark. It was my birthday recently and I sent out a few "please @ reply me" tweets to some various peeps. Basically, as James Guttman put it..."birthday begging".
But y'know what? I DON'T CARE!!! These are the responses I got...
Oh...and one I'm REALLY proud of...
But really...what can be even better than all of that? How about a direct message from the one...the only...