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If you have been following the goings-on of the WWE even just casually in the last little while, you know that there has been some major developments, changes and twists taking place recently. Most notable of these is, of course, the CM Punk controversy, which just recently culminated in a battle between Punk and John Cena at WWE’s Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View.

But what really kicked the whole thing off was Punk’s “shoot” promo, which I featured earlier on this blog (You’re Doing It Wrong).

Whenever something like this happens, and sets the WWE Universe and beyond abuzz, it’s almost guaranteed that bitter souls are going to come out of hiding and try to snuff out the fire. Two former WWE Superstars have really been getting under my skin lately, and that would be Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Gene Snitsky.

Chavo chose to go after John Cena, while Gene attempted to cut down Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin. Both former WWE employees took to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Let’s start with Chavo Guerrero, @MexWarrior on Twitter.

@MexWarrior: “Ok, don’t F’in say that people will talk about this for years if you’re going to let Punk do all the work and not deliver at the PPV, Cena. I am tired and I know fans are tired of WWE Superstars talking big and not delivering. We don’t want to see someone just in a fight. And frankly no one believes it anymore. If Miz can kick your ass then the clerk at the store can kick your ass, so please deliver if you say that..

People will remember this PPV. You know Punk will bring ‘it’. I’ve been in the ring with both of you and Punk has ‘it’. Cena you have mic skills yes but if you think people believe your BS lazy comeback that you do exactly the same every match then you are mistaken. Eddie and I taught you different. We never said ‘get lazy’ and do the damn thing every night. We always said ‘think out of the box’ and give the fans what they deserve and not rely on the ‘machine’ to ‘get you over’.

I hope this lights a fire under your ass and you deliver this Sunday. Don’t just rest on you being over cause you are and that is easy. Challenge yourself and give the fans what they deserve. That’s why they boo you. Because they aren’t stupid. They know what they pay for and the ‘great’ promo guy but the shitty ‘match’ guy that you have become is not what they want. I understand ‘longevity’ but at the sacrifice of the fans trust is not worth it. Deliver on your fans and deliver on why you got into this business. Eventually the fans that you have gained with from the purple t-shirts will turn on you. Take a lesson from the Hulkster. Give the fans there $ worth and don’t become just another ‘promo’ guy. I know you love this biz and don’t get distracted from the McMahon $. Deliver please!! Have enough respect for your fans because without them, you’re working at a fast food chain.

Love you man and I support you and hope you see this because I know Punk will and I know he’s going to bring it because he’s got nothing to lose!”

That came before Punk and Cena’s classic match at the PPV.  From start to finish, Punk and Cena gave it everything they had for over 40 minutes, and blew the roof off of the Allstate Arena in Chicago.  Almost in direct response to Chavo’s challenge, Cena changed things up, and brought a lot of new offense to the table in his match. However, still not satisfied, Chavo took to Twitter once again.

@MexWarrior: “Some of u are asking me to eat my words. I’ll give credit where credit is due. Cena & Punk DELIVERED! But why should we be wondering if Cena will show up? He is the highest paid wrestler in the industry & the backbone of the WWE… He should deliver EVERY night! No question! We Never said this about Taker or Michaels. U knew they would deliver every time they stepped foot in the ring. There was never a lazy Accusation with those 2. So what u should be saying is. It’s about time Cena gave the fans there moneys worth!

I’m very happy for Punk…If he’s resigning or not, he deserves it.Nobody has lot a fire in the WWE like that since Austin and I guarantee Cena makes 3-4 times if notMore than Punk. If u make that much, u should deliver every night, no if, ands, or buts! But that’s just me, weather I was making Mysterio Quit or putting over a little person, I gave it my all every night. Not for the money but cuz I have pride in my work and I respect this biz & the fans cuz they are what matters.

There’s always some1 seeing u for the first time & for the last time every night! That’s how every Wrestler should view this biz. Nit as a stepping stone to Hollywood but as way to deliver to the ppl who pay there hard earned money to Watch them every night!!!

Viva La Raza mother f’rs! 🙂 just playing.. Dint hate!”

It’s a classic case of someone who is bound and determined to have nothing but bad things to say about someone.  And what I find most distasteful about the entire thing is how Chavo deliberately made a point of dropping Eddie’s name in both of his rants, in order to try and get people on his side that way.

John Cena is not a technician in the ring, everybody knows this.  He’s talented on the mic and appeals to a large portion of the WWE’s fanbase, which is why he’s in the spot that he’s in.  But he’s there for another reason as well, and that is because he is one of the hardest working employees that the WWE has.

I met John Cena a few years back in Montreal, and can attest to his attitude and work ethic personally.  Despite being heckled and almost physically assaulted on his 30-foot walk into our hotel, he spent about 45 minutes after checking in, beaten up and exhausted, making sure all of his actual fans got their autograph and photo with him.  He is anything but lazy, and while I will never be a John Cena fan, and will boo him until I’m hoarse, I have nothing but respect for him, and I have to wonder about people like Chavo Guerrero, a zero-time World Champion, who call Cena, a ten-time WWE Champion, lazy.

Next up is Gene Snitsky, ONLY known for his one angle with Kane and Lita back in ’04 or ’05, simply because of how ridiculous it was.  He’s a garbage wrestler with the personality of a brick, and here is what he had to say about The Miz and people who defend him. *Language warning*

@therealsnitsky: Well said chavo! Wtf is seriously scared of the fukn Miz? Ru kiddin me!!!!

@therealsnitsky: RU fukn kiddin me? Heez a putz and i mean that.”

@therealsnitsky: “Love the haters on twitter!!!! I beat the miz in 30 secs and he could nvr hold my jockstrap! Im a div 1 athelete, former NFL player! Fags”

As you can tell, Gene Snitsky is an incredibly intelligent man.  The childish namecalling is simply that, but there is a little bit more weight behind the things he said about The Miz.  It seems to me that he truly believes he’s better than The Miz, and that is nothing short of mind-boggling, in my opinion.

Snitsky was let go from the WWE many years back now, and this seems like a pretty clear case of someone who misses the spotlight (which he had for about a month), in my opinion. I actually went to try and grab these quotes right off of his Twitter today, only to discover that Snitsky has deleted his account.  I think that says it all.

 A lot of wrestlers have/had a lot of contempt for The Miz, because he was a Tough Enough contestant, which is basically a reality show competition for a WWE contract.  The Miz didn’t win the show, but instead worked his tail off in order to get a WWE contract.  Even still, he was hazed and resented by a lot of the wrestlers upon making it to the WWE.

He even recounts a time that he reduced to using a public restroom stall in the arena, next to a young boy who was wearing a Miz t-shirt.  Talk about degrading.  But he took his share of crap, continued to hone his craft, and became the WWE Champion.  I will always have an enormous amount of respect for The Miz, maybe even more than any other WWE Superstar, for what he had to overcome on his way into the WWE.

No matter what you do, there is always going to be someone who does it better than you.  Worry about yourself, and what you should be doing to get better, instead of trying to cut down those who are proven to be better than you.  Because the person you’re cutting down, can’t even hear you; they’re too busy continuing to be better than you, and loving it.

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