Mr. Laurinaitis: are you serious, bro?!
Zack Ryder scored a victory over United States Champion Dolph Ziggler two weeks ago (WATCH) then took to twitter accumulating over 15,000 signatures from members of the WWE Universe on a petition to Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis. (Again, we are required to use Mr. Laurinaitis' full title when referencing him on WWE.com) However, WWE.com was informed this morning by Mr. Laurinaitis that John Morrison will be challenging Dolph Ziggler for the U.S. Championship at Survivor Series this Sunday at Madison Square Garden, less than 20 miles from the self proclaimed Internet Champion's home on "The L.I." (Long Island).
When asked why The Long Island Iced-Z would not be facing Ziggler for the storied U.S. Championship this Sunday, Mr. Laurinaitis provided this explanation:
"I think I'm being very generous because John Morrison was on a losing streak which he seemed to have broken with a victory over Dolph Ziggler in a match last week. (WATCH) I'm all about giving talent opportunities and I feel that John Morrison has earned an opportunity to compete for the United States Championship."
Brushing off our indication that Ryder defeated Ziggler a week before Morrison defeated Ziggler, Mr. Laurinaitis added:
"As far as Zack Ryder's twitter petition goes, no General Manager in WWE history is more about social media than I am. However, I feel he is going to have to gain many more than 15,000 signatures before I consider giving him an opportunity to compete for the United States Championship. Again, I'm all about giving talent opportunities ... when I feel they have earned them."
With all due respect to the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Interim Raw General Manager, Are you serious, bro?
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