Two big stories dominated the wrestling headlines this week, and they couldn’t have been more different. On the one hand, the wrestling world was abuzz about the unveiling of a new “Paul Heyman guy” (and much hubbub, positive and negative, was made about his identity). On the other hand, wrestlers and fans alike remembered Owen Hart, who died in a tragic stunt-gone-wrong 14 years ago this Thursday. Monday night’s much-ballyhooed introduction of Curtis Axel — and his “victory” over Triple H — drew its share of both criticism and praise. Memorials about Owen Hart demonstrated just how strongly wrestlers can connect with fans, even years after their passing. Elsewhere on social Twitter, Vince McMahon poked fun of a viral video, Carlito pissed off some people and fought back against criticism, and CM Punk had a message for people demanding that he return to the ring.
I am exactly where I belong. No desire to be anywhere else. #thankyouverymuch— CM Punk (@CMPunk) May 22, 2013
Yep. I'm cool with Shark Boy doing his gimmick. Man gotta eat. #shoot— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) May 24, 2013
Just watched RAW, two members of the group need to stop believing in THE SHIELD & start believing in THE GYM!— carlito (@Bodyguylito) May 21, 2013
Dirt sheets, stop trying to start sh*#% with my tweets! These just f'n jokes! Leave me in the land of irrelevance where Im happy! Thank you— carlito (@Bodyguylito) May 21, 2013
my life has forever changed after losing you Owen, it's been an incredibly sad and lonesome world without you and it surely can't be fair ..— Bret Hart (@BretHart) May 23, 2013
that heaven is echoing in laughter at all the pranks being pulled on the rest of the Angels ....— Bret Hart (@BretHart) May 23, 2013
... and all of us here on earth are left with justour memories.— Bret Hart (@BretHart) May 23, 2013