Of all the things I caught from Night of Champions, which I did NOT watch live nor in re-runs or highlights, the picture captured of Randy Orton was priceless. This was captured on camera live.
Randy Orton flipping fans the bird. Steve Austin would be proud. Vince McMahon, as I understand it, was very much not. That being said. I issue this open letter to Mr. Orton.
I have watched your rises and falls and some have been very good; I'll even go so far as to say some have been great. I like the new persona and I think there is room to expand upon it, but under the new banner of WWE, your actions are frowned upon. That's right.....the same company that gave us Steve Austin doing the very same thing EVERY NIGHT is now looking down on you for doing it. You're supposed to be above that sort of thing.....or at least so they say.
As a wrestling fan, I happen to love the spectacle of the experience, which includes the many personas walking through the curtain. I'm sure the curtain in the current environment feels a bit like shackles as you began in an era when Torrie Wilson's father married Dawn Marie in his skivies on TV or where Triple H and Shawn Michaels budgeoned each other bloody on numerous occasions, but in the current environment, flipping off the fans just won't do.
NOW, if you should decide that there are places you'd like to take this character that rise outside of the kiddie box or should you want to shake up the wrestling landscape just a smidgeon, feel free to Cross the Line. We'll put the gestures to good use as you use them towards Vince and his current direction.