WWE's Top Tweets, Instagram Photos and Viral Videos for Week of Oct. 28
Hell in a Cell and Halloween, not surprisingly, inspired the best WWE social media items in the last week of October.
Awesome Halloween costumes, reflections on the latest pay-per-view and flashing back to a famous elbow were the subject of the most interesting tweets, Instagram photos and viral videos this week. Hell in a Cell brought back memories of The Undertaker's influence on that gimmick match and was a chance for John Cena fans to savor a victory.
One post-Hell in a Cell tweet has since been erased, but it was one that stirred up controversy before it went missing.
Ryback lost to CM Punk at that event and apparently what he heard from fans about the event and likely his match itself caused him to lash out. He called fans "miserable" and "fat."
SEScoops.com and other outlets reported on the outburst. A few fans retweeted it, allowing it live on after Ryback apparently deleted it.
"The Big Guy" made news via Twitter earlier this year when he made a joke about Cena's ex-wife.
Cena kept the WWE Championship during that feud and on Sunday won his third World Heavyweight Championship. The victory over Alberto Del Rio completed his surprisingly fast comeback from surgery.
The emotion of that moment is captured well in a shot on WWE's Instagram page.
There are no doubt fans who hated seeing this sight, but 38,000-plus fans hit the "like" button for this photo.
A former world champ was the subject of one of WWE's most popular videos of the week. The Undertaker's name will forever be connected to Hell in a Cell history thanks largely to the memorable moments he's been a part of in that match.
WWE celebrated 10 of those in this video.
Shawn Michaels, Edge, Batista and Mick Foley end up on the receiving end of a lot of these. The majority of the big spots came before WWE went PG, helping to make the case that Hell in a Cell just can't sustain itself in the current era.
Ryback's match with Punk on Sunday is not likely to be a part of any top-10 list, for example.
Even so, fans can also pop open YouTube or put in a DVD and be transported to the past. That's what happened when WWE decided to have its "30 Seconds of Fury" series focus on Dusty Rhodes' famous elbow.
Younger fans may have only seen the move when Rhodes hit it at Battleground in the Rhodes family vs. The Shield battle. Here it can be seen taking out Road Warrior Hawk, Honky Tonk Man, Ric Flair and Ted DiBiase.
Rhodes' bionic elbow is proof that with enough theatrics and passion, any normal move can be made a memorable one.
Another simple, but effective move we may not see for a good while is Big Show's KO punch. It wasn't enough to have him fired and place a restraining order on him. Triple H has announced that Big Show is banned from WWE for life.
As great as Triple H's performance is here, fans know full well that forced retirements and lifetime bans have no sustainability. Everyone always comes back.
Perhaps Big Show can channel Dusty Rhodes and come back as a masked wrestler, "The World's Largest Midnight Rider," perhaps.
Mark Henry needed no mask to nail his Halloween costume. He went as rapper Rick Ross and short of the tattoos, looks almost exactly like him.
Me as Rick Ross pic.twitter.com/iBENudP9Wr— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) October 31, 2013
The multitude of women and girls who went as AJ Lee this Halloween may not have topped Henry's efforts, but some were impressive nonetheless.
Even as a heel, the Divas champ is clearly building a devoted fanbase. AJ shared a ton of the best versions of her, including the following.
Extra props go to the second one for including the General Manager version of AJ.
Seeing some of these well-executed versions of AJ makes me rethink my choice of costume. My Tamina Snuka outfit earned mostly uncomfortable looks and confused expressions.
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