From the pages of the “does anyone really care about this crap?” file, a Twitter war erupted today between WWE’s Joey Styles and TNA Wrestling’s Bob Ryder. Virtually all fans know who Joey Styles is, but for those of you that don’t know Bob Ryder – he used to run the Prodigy internet wrestling boards and eventually opened up 1wrestling.com before working with WCW in its failing days and winding up with TNA Wrestling as the guy who books their hotel rooms, convention halls, VIP weekends, etc.
Here is the seemingly unnecessary exchange:
Joey Styles: TNA in Poughkeepsie NY last night didn’t have Dreamer, Foley or Dudleys …and didn’t have sell out either. The local Indy sells out there.
Bob Ryder: Can’t figure out why @JoeyStyles takes cheap shots at TNA. Especially given how often he has said he would like to work there.
Joey Styles: To clarify, I’m not criticizing TNA for not selling out but rather the TNA employee that didn’t book past ECW wrestlers in NY so they did.
Bob Ryder: Glad to hear @JoeyStyles has all the answers to how to sell out buildings. WWE live event business is down. They could use his help.
Joey Styles: Here’s news much more important than my TNA musings; UFC bought Strikeforce! That is the MMA equivalent of WWE buying TNA.