Dustin Rhodes took to Twitter earlier today and said he was embarrassed by what happened with the botched strikes from the masked man during the AEW Dynamite segment with The Dark Order and The Elite on Wednesday night.
Dustin, who was on the receiving end of the botched strikes, wrote in a now-deleted tweet, "It's almost 2020, and I am embarrassed at what I just saw in the great business that I still protect to this day. Please learn how to punch. Or, better yet, come to my class that I hold weekly and I will teach you."
Rhodes deleted his original tweet on being embarrassed, and posted a follow-up, because he thought the masked man had come forward. Indie veteran Arik Cannon tweeted that he was the masked man, but it seems that he was just joking because he is much larger.
Cannon wrote, "You guys... It was me. @dustinrhodes is a legend, one of my all-time favorites, he was already bleeding, and I was just trying to take care of him."
Rhodes wrote in his follow-up, "I deleted that tweet because he has come forward. Thanks. Work on your frickin punches. There are always going to be those out there that try and bring others down. When you see people exposing our business, call em out."
There's still no word yet on who the masked man was, but apparently it was not Cannon.
The botched segment has been one of the hottest topics on Twitter this week as several stars weighed-in, including Randy Orton, Tama Tonga, plus WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Mark Henry, among others.
You can see the related tweets from Cannon and Rhodes below, along with the other comments from Orton, Tonga, Henry and Stratus:
I deleted that tweet because he has come forward. Thanks. Work on your frickin punches. There are always going to be those out there that try and bring others down. When you see people exposing our business, call em out. ????????— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) December 21, 2019
He out there air bending and s--t— The 'Good Bad Guy' Tama Tonga (@Tama_Tonga) December 21, 2019
He apparently is a seasoned vet and is used to live tv and just assumed that the camera to his left was the one with that red dot thingy on it for those horrendous f--king punches #workonyourpunchkid https://t.co/GdQTNS10Bj— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) December 21, 2019
Or quit the buisness cuz you're the drizzling s--ts https://t.co/3fUZXpGuzx— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) December 21, 2019
....or you can come to the top company and I'll teach you one of the most important aspects of our biz. Throwing a f--king ???? https://t.co/Xvu78WoqXv— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) December 21, 2019
Fire this person now. https://t.co/igoWG4QykE— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) December 20, 2019
??????? https://t.co/QFQNfElLjq— Queen of Queens (@trishstratuscom) December 20, 2019