Greetings, true believers! Some of you may be wondering if I was just blowing smoke when I said “The Dirty Truth” was banned on one Web site. Here is what got Mocha Mr. Clean in trouble a few months ago on the Web site for WWE.com:
The Dirty Truth About ‘WWE.com Headquarters’
Okay, okay … you may be wondering this at this very minute: “What kind of person calls himself ‘Mocha Mr. Clean’?” What will this mark blog about?
Well, basically, my purpose is not unlike many of you. I’m a longtime (24 years strong and counting) wrestling fan, pretty much seen all of the major modern day stars and should-have-been stars come and go. I’m not from the age of Bruno, but I do remember seeing Terra Ryzing make his debut in WCW way back when WCW aired a show around midnight on CBS in the New York City market in front of Disney World tourists.
I’m here to weed out ass-kickers from the ass-kissers, the true fan from the flash-in-the-pan, and most of all, have fun, invite discussion … and get down to the dirty truth. No one will be safe – not WWE, not TNA, not McCain, Hillary or Obama. Not even yours truly. I promise to be fair, but can’t promise to hide my outrage when it’s warranted, especially when there are outright lies being told, intelligence insulted and history ignored.
And that brings me to the first matter at hand – an outright lie that was told on WWE.com. By the way, this lie was NOT the fault of the good people who work for this Web site – they had to do what they were told. What was the lie? It was seen on the video featuring now-former ECW announcer Joey Styles as he addressed the fans about his new role at WWE.com.
By the way, I love Joey Styles. Before WWE watered him down, I couldn’t get enough of his unbridled “Oh my God!!!” passion behind the mic. Perhaps no one else could be both the play-by-play and color commentator the way he could. His “shoot” promo on Raw remains the best thing he’s done during his time at WWE, but most true fans may agree that his best work – his legacy – was etched in the true ECW, the one in that “bingo hall” in Philadelphia built of blood, sweat, tears and those hardcore fans.
Anyway, on this video, Styles said he was coming to us from “WWE.com headquarters.” Now, some of you may thing WWE.com headquarters is in that building (the corporate headquarters) with the WWE scratch logo flag you see off I-95 while driving through Stamford, Conn. Not true, ladies and gents … not true.
You see, the real WWE.com headquarters is located nearby on slightly more suburban Hamilton Avenue in a gravel pit, behind the TV studios, where lots of construction and drilling are the norm. Behold, the true home of WWE.com:
Yes, it’s a trailer.
Hmmmm. For company that makes money hand over fist and does an awful lot of community work, it sure has a peculiar way of appreciating its employees – or at least its dotcom personnel. I hear you need to flush the toilets twice in that trailer just the make them work properly. In addition, the vending machine has been known to be filled with expired, dust-covered soda cans.
And that, my friends, is the dirty truth. The truth isn’t always pretty, but sometimes, you just gotta come clean.
Yup, the hierarchy in World Wrestling Entertainment got in a big ol’ huff when one blogger from their WWE Fan Nation dared to tell the truth about how they treat some of their employees. WWE is not the biggest fish to fry in the world – far from it. But it is a microcosm of the corporate world and what it’s like. Oh well, the truth hurts sometimes … and most people just can’t handle it.