-- As noted earlier, Matt Hardy posted on his Twitter account (http://twitter.com/matthardybrand) late last night that he was tired of "being punished because of someone else's sins." Hence, many speculated that his cryptic message was referring to Hardy not appearing on television sans a WWE Superstars bout since the arrest of his brother Jeff on numerous drug charges on September 11th.
Hardy wrote a blog on his MySpace page today saying he was referring to leaving a tip on a large meal that was comped by a restaurant last night as he felt the current tip was not sizable enough. Hardy also said he made a bet with a few of his closest WWE friends that the wrestling media would pick up the message and run it as something completely different. Hardy wrote: "Last night, since almost every WWE personality was in Boston for The Decade Of Smackdown show, we all went out to eat after the show last night. A hug tab ended up being comped, which was very cool. Everyone was gonna leave generous tips because the meal was free obviously, and we wanted to take great care of our servers. I was one of the last ones to leave, and was figuring up the tip. The tip wasn't as good as I would have liked it to have been from a couple of the guys. So I left a large tip at the end, extremely big. I joked and said it was a sin I had to pay for other people's mistakes and cheapness. I told a couple of my closest WWE friends that if I posted a tweet rephrasing the situation as "I am exhausted from being punished because of someone else's sins", that the wrestling media would pick that comment up and run with it as something completely different. Low and behold, almost every site did. Not surprising, it's what I suspected. Just another example of how they're looking for any comment they can to translate however into hits for their site and reader views. So take it from me, don't believe everything you read-fact is rarely separated from fiction when it comes to any branch of the "media entertainment market."
-- The WWE website has posted photos of numerous SmackDown and ECW Superstars walking the red carpet in Paris, France.
-- Wrestling fans can watch this Sunday's WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view at Loafers Sports Bar and Grill in Catonsville, Maryland with Maryland Championship Wrestling wrestlers.
-- WWE was ranked No. 2 on Yahoo.com's "Popular Searches" chart, behind Britney Spears. Also, Al Sharpton was ranked No. 5.
-- The WWE website has added a profile on ECW backstage announcer Savannah.
-- Kimbo Slice lost his debut fight on The Ultimate Fighter, losing to experienced heavyweight Roy Nelson via TKO. After the bout, UFC President seemed more interested in Slice making it in the sport than Nelson's performance. For details of the fight, check out FightLine.com for all the latest UFC news by clicking here.
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