Vince Russo is a blogging madman. This time he picked up a very fringe story about former TNA knockout Havok having to delete some tweets.
Here is his blog:
This Week’s Soul For The Dirt Sheets To Destroy Is…
by VINCE RUSSO
This week, there were several things that I wanted to discuss here, one being the topic of , “Who REALLY is calling the shots in the WWE today,” primarily being that NXT has been outshining their parent company, the WWE, over the past month, almost downright burying them this past Monday—but, that topic is one you’ll have to wait for. Today, I’m being called to go to the aid of yet another human being who the wrestling media has decided to vilify this past week, and that is Jessica Cricks, otherwise known as “Havok”.
Now, let me first preface this article by saying that I don’t know Jessica personally, nor have I ever even met her. The truth is that the only thing that I do know about her is what I’ve seen of her work on TNA. Based on her work ethic alone, Jessica comes across as one of those women who just goes out to the ring whenever she’s called upon, and works to the best of her ability to help further carve out the place of ladies in professional wrestling. Up until this past week, I had never heard, nor read one bad thing said about her, she has simply managed to stay out of the headlines by going about her business, and minding her own.
Well, of course in wrestling that never lasts long.
Last week, I heard that Jessica was down at the WWE training facility perhaps getting a tryout to make the WWE roster. Even though I never net her, I found myself rooting for her knowing that working for Vince—that is of course if he is still indeed in charge of his own company—is every wrestlers goal. It is their dream . . . their end game. From there, it seemed like almost the next day, “reports” started to surface that Jessica was sent home from reaching her dream when the WWE “may have” caught wind of some hurtful tweets of poor taste that Jessica may have sent out years ago.
But, of course, that story alone—again all based on “rumor” and “hearsay” as a source was never revealed—wasn’t enough. From there, whoever originally reported on this story uncovered those said texts, and printed them for everybody to see. Assuming those texts were authentic, no question they were hurtful and in bad taste, and Jessica quickly sent out a tweet doing her best to explain herself, and apologize for an error in judgment she may have made several years ago. By the tone of her tweet, I could tell that this was a soul who was hurting and truly sorry, and I immediately felt for her, and felt a need to reach out. At this point, this wasn’t about Jessica’s career, this was about a human being, who made a mistake years ago, and now that mistake was having a bright light shone on it, allowing everybody to not only see . . . but . . . to judge.
Just coming off the TNA/Destination America story, where I felt that a report was printed that affected many people that worked for TNA, and perhaps put their lives, and those of their families in turmoil, I felt that this story concerning Jessica was one of a whole different level, based on their being one name, and one face to it. So, immediately I had to ask myself the question . . . why? Why print such a story that you know is going to absolutely cripple another human being? Why? Is it newsworthy? Well, I guess that is totally subjective depending who you are, and how you look at it. To me—it’s not. The story wasn’t in Jessica not making the WWE roster, the story was in THE WHY of why she didn’t make it. But to me, here comes the part that just put the story over the edge—the reporter of the story actually felt it was both necessary and important to dig up, and print the actual tweets themselves. Again . . . why?
So here’s your chance to put your “this is why I hate Vince Russo” spin on this story. Immediately, the next headline will be that I am supporting what Jessica said, and the said tweets that she released years ago. If you want to take that from this column—go ahead—but, just let me make one thing clear . . . it would be absolutely ludicrous. No, I’m not here to defend Jessica’s tweets, nor her words, I’m here to defend another human being who made a mistake just like we all do, every, single day of our lives. I’m here to represent somebody who made an error in judgment—just like we all do every, single day of our lives. I’m here to defend somebody who is in no way, shape, or form, perfect—but rather flawed—just like everyone of us.
Were we really put on this planet to tear others down? Really? Was that at the forefront of our creation—to just go out there and destroy others? Destroy their reputation? Destroy their families? Make every day of their lives miserable? Is that our purpose? Again, based on her comments Jessica made some mistakes years ago that she is no doubt sorry for, outside of an apology . . . what else do we want her to do? Man, I just wish for one, single moment, one of these hack writers would just think for a second . . . .what would I do, if this story was about ME? Would I print it? Would I be up for all the ridicule and judgment? Would I want my career ruined? My family?
There isn’t one person alive who is perfect, and hasn’t made a mistake—not one—but, our responsibilities as human beings is to pick each other up when we fall . . .what is so difficult to understand about that? Forgiveness is what life is all about. Why, make Jessica relive all those comments in such an open forum? Why? Because it made the story better?
Jessica did respond to me when I reached out, and through her response I could tell that she was absolutely torn at the very foundation of her soul. And, I’m sure that there are some of you out there saying, “And, rightfully so”. Man, I’d love to know when we were all assigned judge, jury and persecutor. I’d love to know who gave us the stones to throw. I’d love to know where it says that it’s acceptable to just kick somebody when they’re down.
The tweets never needed to be printed. They added nothing to the story. We have all said and done things that we are sorry for, and wish we could take back . . . but, we can’t, all we can do is ask for forgiveness, and Jessica Cricks surely has mine.
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