There are a lot of things that wrestlers can do on the independent wrestling scene that they can’t do in the WWE, and the freedom has allowed many wrestlers to get creative. However, some people feel the action that takes place inside the ring on the independent wrestling scene is a little over the top, and Rip Rogers recently took to Twitter to criticize independent matches.
Just got this …. pic.twitter.com/S8Vczlmbew
— Rip Rogers (@Hustler2754) May 13, 2017
Randy Orton seemed to agree as he responded to the message by simply saying “…..dive.”
It didn’t take long for fans and other wrestlers to join the conversation, and Randy Orton found himself on the receiving end of some backlash.
Randy Orton is never one to shy away from controversy, so instead of trying to smooth things over with the independent wrestling crowd, he’s doubling down on the controversy with an interesting apology which can be read below.
“Sorry to the Indy marks, Indy guys and old timers who do DIVES took offense….. just having a good time over a few drinks in Denmark closing the Smackdown Live tour….while beating Raw in making over 5 million dollars in the last 11 shows. Now I know to some that doesn’t equate to a standing room only crowd of 150 people paying $8 at an armory somewhere…. but in the big boy world that’s called putting asses in seats. So enjoy your flips, dives, and 20 superkicks per match. To each their own. I will go “dive” back into my 13th title run and get ready to “flip” when my bank statement comes this month. …………….headlock.”
I really need to issue an apology…. pic.twitter.com/N8NqRZu9Es
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) May 14, 2017