Fans watching Monday Night RAW last night bore witness to The Authority's brutal return as Stephenie McMahon and Triple H axed a trio of Superstars live on air in a storyline move that has got the WWE Universe talking.
Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan were all sent on their way by the controlling power for their recent role in the downfall of The Authority. Unlike Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk before them however, the three wrestlers are all set for a return to the WWE ring in the not too distant future.
That hasn't stopped Ziggler playing the part of a disgruntled Superstar to perfection however, blurring the lines of entertainment and reality by issuing a statement regarding his "release" via social media today.
"It's the same old situation...the authority is back, again," wrote the popular Superstar.
"I'm sorry. to all the hard working superstars that spend 300 nights a year on the road, entertaining the fans the only way they know how, by giving them everything they can! I'm sorry, I've done absolutely everything in my power to not only deliver every night, but improve my unique skill set, daily.
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Making his feelings clear
Ziggler continued his rant against the powers that be in the WWE - showing that in today's modern age of wrestling it is not only excellent in-ring talent and mic work that is required, but an ability to use social media too.
"In any other job that would be rewarded, certainly not frowned upon. I may be out of new york, but I have a lot of connections in LA. I will see you all again soon & know that I miss THIS more than anything in the world, ANYTHING!
"...you dont know what's best for you, THEY do. then again, THEY probably think 4/10 is as good as it gets...same old ball and chain."
Speaking the truth?
Ziggler, it has been reported, remains named on promotions for WWE events next week and as such it looks like his kayfabe exit won't last too long.
Regardless of his current situation though his comments today are sure to strike a chord with many WWE fans.
The Authority have always been vastly unpopular with a large section of the WWE Universe who feel their decision are holding back the company. Their quick return after having been dismissed at Survivor Series has only served to increase the boos.
What do you think? Is The Authority good for the WWE? And was the firing storyline the right thing to do? Let us know in the comments section below...