AEW and Influence Wrestling star Karl Anderson acquired himself into scorching water on Twitter Thursday night time after he bashed the WWE for a weird cause.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful reported in a tweet that the WWE despatched a message to all of their wrestlers Thursday, saying they would supply counseling companies to anybody “in want of assist.” The memo got here after former wrestler Daffney Unger was pronounced lifeless, only a day after posting a troubling Instagram Dwell the place she talked about her psychological well being struggles.
In response to the counseling companies report, Anderson wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “They suck bro.”
In a follow-up tweet, Anderson added, “Not deleted DONT care. They suck. See ya.”
He then confronted a pointy backlash from WWE followers and others who slammed his dismissive response. In quite a lot of tweets, he referred to these critics as “marks,” and challenged some followers to see him and “discuss in individual.” Anderson additionally stated “marks” are the explanation he denies followers autographs and picture alternatives.
He went on to take one other jab on the WWE’s NXT model over the short-lived Wednesday Night time Wars with AEW Dynamite.
“What occurred to The Wednesday wars. F–ok they gave up fast,” he tweeted, including in a separate tweet, “NXT was placing out s–t product consistently, that is on them and Hunter. (Triple H)”
The WWE launched its personal assertion after Unger’s passing. In a tweet, accompanied by a information article, the group wrote, “WWE is saddened to be taught that Shannon “Daffney” Spruill handed away on the age of 46. WWE extends its condolences to Spruill’s household, pals and followers.”
Anderson signed with WWE in April 2016, and was launched in April 2020 as a part of COVID-19 finances cuts. He went on to signal a two-year contract with Influence in July 2020, and nonetheless works with AEW.
Unger’s demise, which was first reported by SHIMMER girls’s skilled wrestling, adopted a collection of Instagram movies on Wednesday night time, wherein the 46-year-old appeared distressed and emotional. Involved followers and fellow wrestlers, together with WWE legend Mick Foley, took to social media to try to monitor down Unger.
Within the since-expired movies, Unger, by way of tears, stated, “Do you guys not perceive that I’m on their own?” and “Bear in mind, my mind goes to Boston.”
Whereas the wrestling neighborhood shared public messages of assist, Gwinnett County Police in Georgia started trying to find Unger.
Sapp tweeted Wednesday, “Her household have been reached, and have her present tackle. She’d moved previously couple of weeks. Police have been dispatched.”
Unger made her debut with WCW in 1999 earlier than successful the Cruiserweight title in 2000. She later carried out for Complete Nonstop Motion.
In case you are scuffling with suicidal ideas or are experiencing a psychological well being disaster, name the 24/7 Nationwide Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.