I love having spirited conversations about the wrestling business as much as any other fan. Talking about the past, present or future, as well as who are the best of all time, makes for some very good conversation.
This is the case, of course, if you know what you are talking about. The easiest way to come out as a fraud and not seem like you know what you are talking about is to spell someone's name incorrectly.
It's just a rule to live by in any aspect of life: If you can't spell, you won't be taken seriously. This is especially the case on a website like Bleacher Report, where editors feverishly try to look over articles daily for bad grammar and misspelled words. As writers, the first priority should be to make your life easier for your editors and know the correct way to spell the names of the people you write about.
Then, you get to see a tweet from a twit like this guy. Maybe you have heard of him. Recently he tweeted the following before deleting it (archived here):
@chrisbrown: I miss the real wrestlers! ( Hacksaw Jim duggan, Brett the hitman heart, coco beware, rowdy roddy piper) #Notnopunks.
This was the last straw for me. It's one thing when a troubled R&B artist wants to have a Twitter war with a professional wrestler, but when you have an influence like Chris Brown does and you carelessly spell names wrong, you are just asking to be ridiculed. There's nothing saying that Twitter etiquette needs to come into play, but when names are a Google search away, spelling wrong is just irresponsible.
It seems like as good of a time as any to address some of the more often misspelled names in pro wrestling and nip these problems in the bud once and for all.