He may be injured, but don't count him out. Intercontinental champion Curtis Axel exchanged some heated words on Twitter with former WWE star Charles "Konnan" Ashenoff Monday night after the veteran made some rather negative comments about him..
Things kicked off when the opinionated Ashenoff, who worked for WWE in 1992 and 1993, listed Axel's name among the wrestlers he would take off of television if he was in power.
Ashenoff went on to explain to his followers that he thought the third-generation wrestler lacked the personality and charisma to go places.
Ashenoff's view point is hardly a new one: The 34-year-old Axel has been frequently criticized throughout his wrestling career for not having the promo skills or sufficient personality to be a top name.
Upon being made aware of Ashenoff's scathing remarks, Axel took to his official Twitter account to post a response:
Well what do ya know! Looks like @Konnan5150 is trying to gain social media popularity by talking about a REAL Superstar!— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) October 29, 2013
This led to a long tirade from Konnan, who accused the star of not being able to properly handle criticism, amongst other things:
Axel's response to that:
Damn bro! Did you blow up typing all of that? @Konnan5150— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) October 29, 2013
So, what to make of this?
Well, Ashenoff has hardly been shy of putting his opinions out there and, thanks to his popular MLW podcast with ex-WWE writer Court Bauer, his views tend to get attention.
Regardless of whether or not it's Konnan place to announce that CM Punk has heat for being egotistical or claim that Ariane Andrew is widely disliked in the locker room for her diva-like behavior, he seems intent on doing so.
And he can. At the end of the day, it's not like he has to acquiesce to WWE or Vince McMahon.
Axel, however, does have people to answer to. And you have to wonder how WWE management will feel about a contracted performer getting into a childish fight with another wrestler on social media.
Maybe the star would be better off just ignoring Ashenoff's comments.