Former WWE champion and current WWE announcer JBL took to his Facebook page today to formerly respond to accusations of him being the brains behind the Vince McMahon parody Twitter account – @CrankyVince.
Here’s the @CrankyVince story from yesterday…
And here’s JBL’s FB page response…
“So let me get this right, some have claimed I am behind a parody account-and the proof of that is that last night I tweeted out something and then shortly after the parody account tweeted the same thing?
So, I would have had to tweet it on my iPhone, then right away tweet it on the WWE computer (not my computer) on my desktop (because it showed that the two tweets were sent from different devices) that is on camera and in full view of fans and of course King and Cole, all the while doing commentary for Raw. Brilliant.
I can say 100% it is not me-it’s crazy to me that anyone would think it would be. Don’t know why this was done, I think WWE’s IT guys have it figured out-but doesn’t matter, someone is having fun on Twitter and that’s fine. I’ll block anyone who brings it up as whoever is behind this account certainly doesn’t have WWE’s best intentions.
I do my best to do a good job on commentary and wish any focus was on a great show last night-not a silly Twitter account that is NOT me.
Does it even make sense that I would tweet it out from my personal account and then also from a parody account right after-why would anyone do this? Why would anyone tweet from both accounts, if this is possible-I’m sure it is if you know the tech world well, which I don’t.
LOVING all our shows lately-this time of year is the very best and what should be, and is for the most part, the focus of all fans (which I am one).”
Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler