WWE's Top Tweets, Instagram Photos and Viral Videos for Week of Sept. 23

Ryan DilbertWWE Lead WriterSeptember 27, 2013

Photo: WWE.com
Photo: WWE.com

Champions past, present and fictional dominated WWE's tweets, viral videos and Instagram photos in September's last full week.

WWE gave us a glimpse of what it would look like if some of their retro and defunct titles were around today. We also saw a collection of memorable victories that resulted in new WWE champs, an injured former champion return and a look back at two brothers who redefined what a champion looks like.

One of the biggest stories coming out of Monday's Raw had nothing to do with titles, though.

It was revenge and animosity that drove Goldust and Cody Rhodes to sneak attack The Shield. The video of them ambushing Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins is among the most watched WWE videos of the week.

The passion and surprise of that moment made for exciting viewing the first time and for many, the second and third time as well.

Those looking for the story to continue on social media could admire a shot of security escorting Rhodes and Goldust out thanks to WWE's Instagram page.

Photo from WWE's Instagram
Photo from WWE's Instagram

Goldust shared an image of the two brothers pre-attack in their incognito gear.

Apparently, "The Bizarre One" couldn't help but paint his face even while on a mission that required inconspicuousness. It looks as if Rhodes and Goldust are headed for a showdown at Battleground, perhaps with a shot at getting their jobs back on the line.

With either Daniel Bryan or Randy Orton set to win the WWE Championship at that inaugural pay-per-view, the company kept that title on our minds when it released a video of the top 10 WWE Championship wins.

Celebrate Eddie Guerrero's win over Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels beating Bret Hart and the thunderous crowd response to Mankind winning the title. The ranking is out of whack, but it's still a fun video.

There is no way that CM Punk defeating Alberto Del Rio is a bigger moment than Ultimate Warrior beating the seemingly unstoppable Hulk Hogan, but these lists tend to favor the present.

The present merged with the past as WWE posted a photo gallery of current Superstars showing off championships from the past. Bryan, Damien Sandow and Alberto Del Rio posed with the version of the WWE Championship that Hogan once wore.

The Shield looked mighty good in retro tag titles but not as good as AJ Lee with the defunct Women's Championship.

William Regal tweeted a shot of himself with the title he was born to wear.

Even as crowded as the midcard title scene is right now, thinking of Regal, Antonio Cesaro and Wade Barrett bringing back the European Championship is exciting. It seems more likely that WWE would merge the Intercontinental and United States title than having the euro title make a comeback, but a bit of dreaming never hurt anyone.

Former world champ Rey Mysterio made an appearance at a house show. Lifting his crutch into the air, he excited the fans in Hidalgo, Texas by showing up and updating them on his recovery.

Photo from WWE's Instagram
Photo from WWE's Instagram

Mysterio, out with an injury since early this year, announced that he would return on Oct. 16 when WWE headed to Mexico.

Two Superstars many fans would love to see return to WWE were the subject of a short documentary called "Champs." 

It focuses on Matt and Jeff Hardy when they were the ECW and WWE champs respectively and includes a look at Shannon Moore's journey to pro wrestling's big leagues as well. Matt gives an emphatic "yes" to the chances of him coming back to WWE which will please his fans even if that remains an unlikely scenario.