Baron Corbin may want to shut down his Twitter account. It's proven to be unhealthy for him as he continues to instigate 140-word quarrels only to get verbally bludgeoned by whoever he targets. In short Baron, Corbin is the drunk guy at the bar who always wants to fight but has yet to ever win a bar room brawl (gotta admire his courage, though).
This week, Corbin has been owned by Finn Balor, Mojo Rawley, and Nikki Bella. But now instead of wrestlers, it's the actual wrestling media.
Earlier this week, internet wrestling lord, Dave Meltzer had some inflammatory comments about the Lone Wolf. Those critiques got back to Corbin, and just like our President, he thought he'd handle his grudges n Twitter:
What matches and promos has Dave meltzer done. Ohh none! He is a old man who could never do what anyone on the roster can or could.— Baron Corbin (@BaronCorbinWWE) August 10, 2017
Meltzer would make his first retort:
Nothing says secure like a wrestler doing the you never took a bump and then blocks your comeback.— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) August 10, 2017
Now it's Corbin's turn to sling a little mud, typos included:
You where blocked while I was in nxt. Now you're free to say what ever to me— Baron Corbin (@BaronCorbinWWE) August 10, 2017
And then the trump card:
Up your insult game to 2017. The never took a bump is from 1982, 90% of the guys running your company never did either, VKM didn't till 52.— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) August 11, 2017
Somehow, both men are right, and both men are wrong. Corbin is right because, yes, Meltzer is not a wrestler and has never nor will never have a match in WWE. It's not an easy job to do - being mostly naked trying to emotionally appeal to fans all while looking imposing and doing your best to not get hurt. So a criticism from someone who has never done any of that seems unjust.
However, Meltzer is right because this is technically his job - the watch dog of wrestling. If he had only positive things to say, he'd be no different than typical WWE propaganda. By holding WWE and Corbin to high standards, that raises awareness, thus standards for the WWE product.
They're both wrong for taking Twitter war personally. But that's easy for us to say, as we're comfortably sitting behind our keyboard not having to defend any attacks.
The lesson? Corbin, stay off Twitter a bit, it's been a rough week. Meltzer, be nicer?