Whenever the Internet is utilized to add suspense to an upcoming WWE surprise, particularly unscrupulous users end up adding extra "evidence" to consider. While watching the following (confirmed fake) additions to the "It Begins" promos on YouTube, I felt genuine excitement overtake my standard cynicism.
Here are the reactions I had as I clung to false hope that I would definitely see a certain "Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla" on January 2nd.
In the third trailer given to us on Monday Night Raw, we hear the young boy telling us how someone is coming to end the world as we know it.
Listen carefully at the 46-second mark.
"It's my DNA. It's made me the greatest performer of my generation."
Just after, we hear a more familiar catchphrase at about the 54-second mark.
"I'm the best in the world at what I do."
This one is a little dark, but can be seen (just after another slow version of "I'm the best in the world at what I do") 11 seconds into this video.
We can see a long-haired man standing in silhouette. He has has arms out to his sides, and is facing away from the camera.
The biggest clue comes for only a single frame in the same video. I'm not sure the WWE could have made it more obvious when...
...This comes into frame.
Think they're still throwing us a red herring? I can't imagine they'd be this specific just to throw us off the trail.
What do you think?