It happened during my second or third week. While sitting at the office of ETNR here in Effingham, sifting mindlessly through my Twitter feed, I saw what was possible a mistake. It was out of the ordinary for this specific user. Instead of the usual vulgarity and down right crude humor, it was seemingly a legitimate tweet. One that was taken down seconds later.
Luckily, being a journalist, I knew better than to leave the screen while the tweet was still visible to me. So I opened the Snipping Tool on my laptop and snapped the following photo of the tweet:
Shortly after I had the photo saved, I attempted to reply to the cranky WWE CEO, Vince McMahon. Or, at least, the man parodying the CEO on Twitter. The micro blogging displayed a error message saying that the tweet had been deleted. But luckily, I had my photo.
I decided to do a bit of investigative journalism, if you’d want to call it that. I took the hashtag and searched for it on Twitter. I was shocked to find the exact same tweet from a man who recently returned to the WWE:
This doesn’t prove that JBL is the man behind CrankyVince, which is an account WWE has tried getting suspended. It could be that the man behind the parody had copied the tweet and had other intentions. But, the way it was posted leads this reporter to believe that JBL may be behind the parody account.
What do you think?
*These tweets occurred on February 6, 2013 and are 100% legitimate.