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Reddit user who leaks WWE PPV results explains motives

Reddit user who leaks WWE PPV results explains motives
August 28
14:22 2013
 

The Reddit user who goes by the name of Dolphins1925 and who leaks WWE pay-per-view results just before each match, released a statement explaining his motives.

“My motive has been simple: To draw attention to a very important problem and ongoing issue within the WWE industry, while concurrently abstaining from turning the community into a circus act,” Dolphins1925 wrote in a post on the Squared Circle forum of the popular website.

He said he had not responded to messages, e-mails, and requests for interviews because he doesn’t want to be the spotlight of attention, but rather to draw awareness “to the inexcusable, insultingly obvious schemes that are taking place behind the scenes of the WWE.”

After correctly guessing all 35 WWE pay-per-view matches from Elimination Chamber in February up until July, the user posted 3 results from SummerSlam matches prior to going on the air.

He said his source was telling him that many of the match outcomes at SummerSlam were being changed at the last minute to discredit him rather than to flush out the mole that is distributing results to a select group of online individuals.

“I am confident that if I went silent, the leaks would continue full-throttle, and the frankness of the product would continue to be compromised,” he wrote. “For this reason, I think the attention should be diverted from me and rather on the mole himself.”

You can read the full statement below.

“Since I joined reddit, My motive has been simple: To draw attention to a very important problem and ongoing issue within the WWE industry, while concurrently abstaining from turning the community into a circus act. For these reasons, I have made my posts few and far between. I did not respond to messages, e-mails, comments, or interview requests. My goal was NOT to be the spotlight of attention, but rather to draw awareness to the inexcusable, insultingly obvious schemes that are taking place behind the scenes of the WWE. I figured the best means of action to demonstrate these schemes was to post sparingly and exclusively, before each respected PPV, and simply allow my results to speak for themselves. In doing so, I went 38-0 over a course of 5 successive PPVs; all the while going 3-0 at Summerslam after receiving news from my source that many match outcomes were being changed at the last minute.

“I feel that a step has certainly been taken in the right direction, as now most wrestling fans are well aware of an existing mole within the industry. However, the primary misconception regarding the mole is that I am, or am directly affiliated with him. Rather, the mole is anonymously releasing the outcomes to a small, exclusive group of individuals; all of whom are benefiting off it at the expense of the WWE, its fans, and the integrity of their product. This had been ongoing for several months before I began to address it publicly. Eventually, this ordeal had reached a point in time where I felt it was appropriate and necessary to release a statement on reddit.

“Nevertheless, I commend WWE’s noble efforts to ensure secrecy during last week’s Summerslam event. However, it is my belief that the course of action taken to resolve the leaks was merely to discredit me by changing the outcomes of matches at the last minute, rather than actually stopping the mole. They are shooting the messenger, and the leaks are still taking place. I am confident that if I went silent, the leaks would continue full-throttle, and the frankness of the product would continue to be compromised. For this reason, I think the attention should be diverted from me and rather on the mole himself

“As I’ve stated before, my intention is wholesome. The last thing I want is for these leaks to persist, and to continue to witness the downfall of the integrity of the WWE; an industry that is filled with extraordinary talent and unmatched potential. I feel that putting an end to these leaks is paramount in restoring the candidness to the business. The company deserves it, the wrestlers deserve it, and most importantly, the fans deserve it. Do what’s right for business – Please stop the leaks.

“Yours truly, Dolphins1925

“EDIT: TO CLARIFY: I am NOT in contact with the mole. My source receives his information from a member who IS in contact, however the mole leaks his information anonymously.”

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