WWE's Greatest Hits of the Week on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and More
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In the lull between WrestleMania 29 and Extreme Rules 2013, WWE's social media outlets still offered items amusing and intriguing.
WWE shared photos of its trip to Europe. From these, it's clear that kids like to dress like Sheamus across the pond. Titus O’Neil, AJ Lee, Tensai and others posed for pics and signed autographs for fans from France and the U.K.
Beyond that, the week had its share of notable happenings on the web.
Daniel Bryan came up with a strategy for The Shield. The Rock had surgery. Mick Foley made an impressive list.
April 22: Diagrams
Daniel Bryan and Kane segment on WWE Raw.
The in-ring highlight of Monday's WWE Raw in London was The Undertaker teaming with Daniel Bryan and his brother Kane against The Shield, but the funniest moment of the night was Bryan and Kane's pre-match segment.
The World's Toughest Vegan was anxious to prepare for his match, and when Undertaker wasn't around, he became agitated. After all, he had diagrams to go over. This fan was among many who tweeted about what Bryan's diagrams might have looked like.
The Shield defeated Bryan, Kane and Undertaker. One has to wonder, though, how things would have differed had they looked over those diagrams.
April 22: Comedy Champ
Photo by Mitchell Zachs, South Beach Comedy Festival
He posted a photo of a customized championship belt with a silhouette of himself, microphone in hand. The design actually gives the WWE title some serious competition in terms of swag. If WWE runs out of ideas, perhaps it can toss this stand-up comedy belt into the championship mix.
Iglesias is also apparently one of the many fans growing to love Fandango. Vince McMahon will be happy to hear that.
April 23: Surgery Update for The Rock
The Rock, pre-surgery (Photo from WWE.com)
His WrestleMania 29 match left The Rock with more than just a wounded pride. While John Cena left the MetLife Stadium with the WWE title, The Rock left with torn tendons.
The Great One posted a picture of himself in the hospital, updating fans on his status.
He looks to be in good spirits and still has plenty of intensity in his holster. His mind might have still been foggy as he referred to himself as Superman when that moniker is reserved for Cena. Well, Cena, Clark Kent, Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard.
April 23: Superstars Sightseeing
Titus O'Neil looking boss. (Photo from WWE.com)
Kaitlyn hunted down treats in Paris. Titus O'Neil posed in front of famous buildings. The New Age Outlaws were apparently still in work-mode over there, appearing on Sky Sports News.
WWE also posted galleries from live shows in Cardiff, Wales and in Sheffield, England. There is, believe it or not, a Ted DiBiase sighting among those shots. The pics also make it clear that NXT's Summer Rae is Fandango's official dancer.
When is she going to start doing her thing in the ring and when is Paige going to follow her to the main roster?
April 25: The Snake Rises
Bill Apter interviews Jake Roberts.
Diamond Dallas Page has made a second career out of being a yoga instructor and restorer of broken lives. He tweeted a video of one of his most famous students. Jake Roberts looks great here in this interview with Bill Apter.
For fans who have seen Roberts in recent years, it's pleasantly shocking to see him lose so much weight and with so much more vigor in his voice.
Roberts talks here about his ardent desire to be in the 2014 Royal Rumble and to win the whole thing. It's unlikely, but teeming with Hollywood-style drama.
As one might expect from Roberts, the video is not safe for work due to some brief profanity.
April 25: John Cena's Birthday
Photo from WWE's Tumblr
WWE posted an amusing picture of John Cena's in-ring birthday celebration on its Tumblr.
The now 36-year-old WWE champ celebrated his special day in front of fans in Nottingham, England. As one might expect, things didn't go without incident. It's WWE, after all.
Damien Sandow tried to interrupt the festivities and got a face full of cake for his troubles. The shot captures the moment perfectly, down to the chocolate crumbs tumbling onto the mat.
April 25: Mick Foley, Hardcore Literary Legend
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WWE’s Facebook page rarely has such surprising news as it did on Thursday. WWE fans know that Mick Foley is an entertaining writer from reading his biographies, but who would have thought he would ever end up on the same list as Charles Dickens and Mark Twain?
Shortlist.com posted the 30 best coming-of-age novels ever and Foley's Tietam Brown made the list.
That puts a wrestler's book right next to J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
Add that to Foley's long and varied resume somewhere between being able to fall on tacks and doing stand-up comedy.