The dangers of technology. The internet has changed the way the world works and that is no different in wrestling. Promotions can now reach their fans faster and more efficiently than ever, which can be very important in keeping fans interested in the product. By showing off everything that you have and interacting with fans, a promotion can build up some positive feedback in a hurry. That doesn’t mean it’s perfect though, which was on display this week.
One of the biggest stories on Wednesday was a massive Twitter hacking with several prominent names, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Barack Obama, being hacked by a bitcoin scam. Verified accounts were shut down for the sake of figuring out a solution, though the accounts were still able to retweet other messages. That was the case with some wrestling accounts as well.
Both the AEW and WWE Twitter accounts were shut down during the course of the day, though both companies were able to tweet about their shows that aired on Wednesday. The TNT account was not shut down for some reason, allowing it to tweet about Dynamite. WWE used an old temporary account for NXT and discussed the show there. It is not clear when the accounts will be returned to normal.
— WWE NXT (@TempWWENXT) July 16, 2020
We can still tweet! And with this power we say WATCH #AEWDynamite and long live Orange Cassidy
— TNTDrama (@tntdrama) July 15, 2020
They tweeted about some good shows. Check out what went down this week:
Opinion: This is something that can always be a threat when technology is involved. WWE and AEW have done some great things with their social media platforms and that is the kind of thing that they should keep doing. Hopefully this is a one off deal instead of something that happens again and again. It helps that the companies both had extra backup just in case, which shows that they have some planning should something like this happen again.
Which show was better? Which wrestlers do you follow on Twitter? Let us know in the comments below.
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