|Pro-wrestling superstar couple: CM Punk and girlfriend Lita|
Folks, the Smackdown in St. Louis story keeps getting stranger.
Just so you understand the reach and popularity of WWE wrestling and it's stars, from their corporate website:
WWE programming is broadcastin more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. Each week, WWE creates seven hours of original programming that is watched by approximately 11.5 million fans in the U.S. WWE's flagship program, "Monday Night Raw" on USA Network among the most-watched regularly scheduled programs on primetime cable television and anchors USA, helping make it a top-rated network.Wow.
WWE is watched by 11.5 million fans each week in the United State alone. Our diverse audience spans generations of fans. Approximately 35% of WWE's audience is female and 21% are under the age of 18.
So, from the moment Councilwoman Beth Mason's employee Matt Calicchio provoked one of the WWE's biggest stars, CM Punk, at a St. Louis Airport on Sunday night, a veritable brushfire lit up online message boards, fan sites, sports sites, and social media across the nation.
Well, it appears our little Matty is well-known in the circle of hardcore wrestling fans who attend live WWE events. Some know him by sight, others by name. An eyewitness to the incident identified him as 'Matt' and other wrestling fans posted the 'Calicchio' and soon thousands hit Google and...
Rat-a-tat tat the hits keep coming.
Unusual traffic alerted Da Horsey who got to them bottom of it- bless his 4 hooves.
Meanwhile, the picture of Beth Mason's operative emerging from the cyberspace chatter is quite frankly, a bit... um... uncomfortable. Not from a single source.
Whether Mason employee Calicchio has incited other incidents with WWE stars is a question raised by comments like this one:
Anyway, one thing that's not in dispute is that Calicchio provoked wrestler CM Punk with comments that were described as 'rude". An eyewitnesses reported Calicchio followed the wrestler, snapping pictures of him as he waited for his luggage. The angry wrestler dumped Calicchio's backpack in the garbage.
So, what "rude' thing did Calicchio say to the WWE superstar that so enraged him?
According to another eyewitness:
Did you hear that?
Calicchio reportedly asked CM punk for a "threesome" with his girlfriend, WWE superstar Lita.
Isn't she gorgeous? I love that hair.
Well, the hits keep coming, the buzz grows louder, and the stories get weirder.
All in a day at the Mason Civic League, Inc.!