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(Deadspin)   Edward Snowden infiltrates the WWE   (deadspin.com) divider line 31
    More: Interesting, John Cena, Money in the Bank, WWE personnel, pro wrestling  
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2088 clicks; posted to Sports » on 16 Jul 2013 at 11:38 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-16 11:16:49 AM  
Wanted for questioning

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2013-07-16 11:39:38 AM  
I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.
 
2013-07-16 11:47:55 AM  

jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.


Lots of major online books take WWE bets.
 
2013-07-16 11:51:20 AM  

bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.


That doesn't make it any less idiotic to actually gamble on a scripted event.

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2013-07-16 11:53:33 AM  

bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.


I thought this whole thing was kind of silly considering the predetermined nature of professional wrestling, but I had no idea that you could bet on matches.  Couldn't this end up being a really big deal if it turns out people involved in WWE are somehow betting on the already rigged matches?
 
2013-07-16 11:56:04 AM  
BAH GAWD KING! THAT DAMN SNAKE!
 
2013-07-16 11:58:31 AM  

logggur: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

I thought this whole thing was kind of silly considering the predetermined nature of professional wrestling, but I had no idea that you could bet on matches.  Couldn't this end up being a really big deal if it turns out people involved in WWE are somehow betting on the already rigged matches?


When you see Zack Ryder playing minor league baseball, you should be worried.
 
2013-07-16 11:59:20 AM  

jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.


Presumably it's for all the people who missed out on Goldline.
 
2013-07-16 12:02:16 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: That doesn't make it any less idiotic to actually gamble on a scripted event.


As idiotic as it is, I'm not surprised if there's a high volume of betting on it. If there's lines on today's matches in the Ecuadorian guinea pig racing circuit, I know people who'd jump on it in a second.
 
2013-07-16 12:27:55 PM  
His prediction of the Ziggler and Del Rio double turn is what exposed him.
 
2013-07-16 12:34:05 PM  

logggur: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

I thought this whole thing was kind of silly considering the predetermined nature of professional wrestling, but I had no idea that you could bet on matches.  Couldn't this end up being a really big deal if it turns out people involved in WWE are somehow betting on the already rigged matches?


And yet, people bet on the NBA and nobody blinks an eye at that.
 
2013-07-16 01:04:24 PM  
Reddit people think it is Matt Striker.  Striker was released prior to MITB.
 
2013-07-16 01:05:09 PM  

logggur: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

I thought this whole thing was kind of silly considering the predetermined nature of professional wrestling, but I had no idea that you could bet on matches.  Couldn't this end up being a really big deal if it turns out people involved in WWE are somehow betting on the already rigged matches?


It's mostly done through British Odds makers, and usually for very low stakes. Gambling on dumb shiat is a big thing over in England, the bookies will give odds and take bets on everything from who will win Big Brother to which member of Parliament will be the first to utter a curse word directed at someone else today.
 
2013-07-16 01:08:07 PM  
If Steph and Haitch were smart, they would turn this to their advantage.  Instead of leaking of the storylines, because it's a big exposure of kayfake, create a leak about the personal lives of wrestlers and/or inside business without exposing predetermined outcomes.  Come down that their privacy is being affected.  This goes beyond AJ and Kaitlyn's texts, this becomes about the COO of the WWE trying to protect "THIS. BUSINESS."
 
2013-07-16 01:12:46 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

That doesn't make it any less idiotic to actually gamble on a scripted event.

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Yeah, people actually bet on "Who Shot Mr. Burns" in Vegas.  I think Maggie paid 50-1.
 
2013-07-16 01:15:13 PM  

Gunny Highway: Reddit people think it is Matt Striker.  Striker was released prior to MITB.


Matt is so in love with the WWE that I find this difficult to believe. However, his release came as a complete surprise to both him and other industry insiders. If they found him leaking and didn't want to let it be known that it was happening, it makes a lot of sense.
 
2013-07-16 01:25:25 PM  

spman: logggur: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

I thought this whole thing was kind of silly considering the predetermined nature of professional wrestling, but I had no idea that you could bet on matches.  Couldn't this end up being a really big deal if it turns out people involved in WWE are somehow betting on the already rigged matches?

It's mostly done through British Odds makers, and usually for very low stakes. Gambling on dumb shiat is a big thing over in England, the bookies will give odds and take bets on everything from who will win Big Brother to which member of Parliament will be the first to utter a curse word directed at someone else today.


Small prop bets are quite common in the US, at least with major sporting events. Typically the amount at risk is severely capped, so it's just there as an excuse to get more people into the books for the bigger takes. A loss leader, if you will
 
2013-07-16 01:30:43 PM  

MattyFridays: This goes beyond AJ and Kaitlyn's texts, this becomes about the COO of the WWE trying to protect "THIS-SAH. BUSINESS-SAH."


/ftfy
 
2013-07-16 01:36:08 PM  

pkellmey: Gunny Highway: Reddit people think it is Matt Striker.  Striker was released prior to MITB.

Matt is so in love with the WWE that I find this difficult to believe. However, his release came as a complete surprise to both him and other industry insiders. If they found him leaking and didn't want to let it be known that it was happening, it makes a lot of sense.


Wouldnt someone have to have leaded the MITB results to Striker then?  Sounds like this is bigger than just one guy which is awesome.
 
2013-07-16 01:48:04 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

That doesn't make it any less idiotic to actually gamble on a scripted event.

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Any Spurs vs. Joey Crawford series?
 
2013-07-16 02:37:22 PM  
Typically the bets are capped at $50.
 
2013-07-16 03:00:07 PM  

buckeyebrain: logggur: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

I thought this whole thing was kind of silly considering the predetermined nature of professional wrestling, but I had no idea that you could bet on matches.  Couldn't this end up being a really big deal if it turns out people involved in WWE are somehow betting on the already rigged matches?

And yet, people bet on the NBA and nobody blinks an eye at that.


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2013-07-16 04:00:41 PM  

buckeyebrain: logggur: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

I thought this whole thing was kind of silly considering the predetermined nature of professional wrestling, but I had no idea that you could bet on matches.  Couldn't this end up being a really big deal if it turns out people involved in WWE are somehow betting on the already rigged matches?

And yet, people bet on the NBA and nobody blinks an eye at that.


*snert*

Also, it would only be a big deal to the guy making money in the WWE (assuming he is your leak too). They'd fire him. That's about it.

It's still a semi-scripited TV show and I agree 100% with the jake and his wrestling hating self. All ends of betting on this is frickin stupid. I would bet not monetary things about, say, how long Herschel will survive in the upcoming season of Walking Dead. MONEY though? Heck no.
 
2013-07-16 04:25:47 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

That doesn't make it any less idiotic to actually gamble on a scripted event.

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I thought that Nikolai Volkov was due!
 
2013-07-16 05:54:52 PM  
awwww, i'm disappointed. the title had me thinking the wwe would introduce a new character to compare to snowden like the iron sheik compared to the shah. i'd start watching for that storyline.

/the iron leak?
 
2013-07-16 06:10:15 PM  
...actually, co-opting this leak into another meta-storyline would be a farking brilliant way to bring the issues of the day into the squared circle again. you got all the characters you need: the leaker, the owner, the parties seeking the info including the audience, lawyers (always great heels), etc. and just like pogo didn't comment on mcarthy and xmen didn't comment on racism, since it's WWE leaks, the thin comparison frees the writers some. it could be all cross-media and user-interactive, which turns on the wigs these days.
 
2013-07-16 07:06:38 PM  

spman: logggur: bubbaprog: jake_lex: I can't decide who's more stupid: someone who'd bet on pro wrestling, or someone who'd take bets on pro wrestling.

Lots of major online books take WWE bets.

I thought this whole thing was kind of silly considering the predetermined nature of professional wrestling, but I had no idea that you could bet on matches.  Couldn't this end up being a really big deal if it turns out people involved in WWE are somehow betting on the already rigged matches?

It's mostly done through British Odds makers, and usually for very low stakes. Gambling on dumb shiat is a big thing over in England, the bookies will give odds and take bets on everything from who will win Big Brother to which member of Parliament will be the first to utter a curse word directed at someone else today.


Yeah, we bet on anything, I don't know why that would be odd. Why don't you? Bet on anything, it spices up entertainment if you have something riding on it.
 
2013-07-16 07:40:28 PM  
That'll put some butts in the seats
 
2013-07-16 08:09:18 PM  

evilmousse: awwww, i'm disappointed. the title had me thinking the wwe would introduce a new character to compare to snowden like the iron sheik compared to the shah. i'd start watching for that storyline.

/the iron leak?


The Masked Spoiler
The Squealer Brothers

vs.

NSA (No Snitching, Assholes)
CIA (Chairs in Abdomens)
 
2013-07-16 10:38:24 PM  

evilmousse: ...actually, co-opting this leak into another meta-storyline would be a farking brilliant way to bring the issues of the day into the squared circle again. you got all the characters you need: the leaker, the owner, the parties seeking the info including the audience, lawyers (always great heels), etc. and just like pogo didn't comment on mcarthy and xmen didn't comment on racism, since it's WWE leaks, the thin comparison frees the writers some. it could be all cross-media and user-interactive, which turns on the wigs these days.


If he hasn't already been fired, I could see WWE calling a few audibles at the next PPV just to mess with him.
 
2013-07-17 10:22:40 AM  

BATMANATEE: evilmousse: ...actually, co-opting this leak into another meta-storyline would be a farking brilliant way to bring the issues of the day into the squared circle again. you got all the characters you need: the leaker, the owner, the parties seeking the info including the audience, lawyers (always great heels), etc. and just like pogo didn't comment on mcarthy and xmen didn't comment on racism, since it's WWE leaks, the thin comparison frees the writers some. it could be all cross-media and user-interactive, which turns on the wigs these days.

If he hasn't already been fired, I could see WWE calling a few audibles at the next PPV just to mess with him.


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