The best WWE social media of the week was a strange stew of a man in an eyepatch, video games, World Cup talk and a joke about shoplifting.
Through the lens of the latest intriguing tweets, viral videos and Instagram photos, fans saw the 2014 FIFA World Cup firing up a number of Superstars. Seth Rollins posed with his biggest supporters. Add JTG chiming in and two fake features for WWE 2K15, and one is left with quite the collection of social media offerings.
With the end of June came the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
That meant looking back at the event's biggest crashes and nastiest falls. WWE relived 10 insane ladder spots that require a touch of both insanity and bravery.
Shelton Benjamin, Jeff Hardy and John Morrison are among the men who star in this countdown video.
Rollins did some of his own crashing at the latest Money in the Bank show, having several hard landings throughout the Ladder Match.
The bruises and soreness were all worth it. Rollins won. With the briefcase in hand, he posed with The Authority for an Instagram photo.
This is a good example of WWE's storytelling extending beyond airtime and into the social media stratosphere. Look at how giddy and maniacal Stephanie McMahon looks after the company's hand-picked guy came away the winner.
That's quality acting.
During a bout with Kofi Kingston, Cesaro injured his right eye. Before his sclera had a chance to heal, he had to go on Tuesday's Main Event donning an eyepatch.
A backstage shot of Cesaro and Paul Heyman that WWE posted on Instagram had him looking like a cartoon villain come to life.
Swagger, normally a villain himself, slipped into a hero's role when he and Zeb Colter interrupted Lana and Rusev's latest anti-American diatribe. The crowd rooted for Swagger, possibly signaling a character shift for him.
WWE shared an image on Instagram of them backstage that looks like something out of an old movie.
American patriotism was in full bloom on Tuesday when the United States men's soccer team took on Belgium in the World Cup's round of 16. WWE Superstars had plenty of good vibes to send their way.
Bo Dallas and Dolph Ziggler are among the many wrestlers to wish the team good luck. Big E's spazzy support of the team is the most entertaining.
His version of the "I believe that we will win" chant is mesmerizing.
Belgium defeated the Yanks, 2-1. No one told CM Punk that, though. He joked about his ignorance of the result on Twitter.
Alright, I'm going to give this World Cup thing a shot. When does team USA play?— Coach (@CMPunk) July 2, 2014
It appears that many folks didn't get the humor in it. Reading through the replies to his tweet provides further proof that sarcasm often goes undetected.
That's unfortunate because it means that several people who read @WWECreative_ish's tweets on the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game are going to think that these are real features.
WWE 2K15 will include Brock Lesnar, but you can only play as him up to 28 times a year #Merch— WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) July 1, 2014
WWE 2K15 will include the all new WWE Creative mode. Spend hours working on a script only for Vince to shred it in seconds. #Merch— WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) July 1, 2014
Those tweets got some love in the retweeting department, but not like JTG did when he commented on Emma's recent arrest.
According to TMZ, the up-and-coming Diva was arrested for shoplifting at a Walmart. JTG managed to take a light jab at her about it without crossing the line.