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PWInsider.com reports WWE has gone “on the warpath” against accounts on Twitter which impersonate and parody their company and employees, according to number of sources within the company.

Since WWE promotes Twitter so much, they don’t want there to be any confusion with their intellectual property. They also do not want fans to be tricked by any fraudulent accounts purported to be endorsed by WWE or a company employee. Furthermore, WWE is generating revenue through their partnership with Twitter, which they do no want compromised.

Many of these accounts have been suspended within the past few days. Two popular accounts, however, remain active: twitter.com/DumbKellyKelly and twitter.com/crankyvince. The account parodying Vince McMahon has caused great concern for company officials.

  • PinkSinCara

    Twitter is an absolute waste of time, as are these articles.

  • TripleHemlsey

    guys, follow me on twitter!

  • Bill

    Hey, I may make one just for the hell of it.

  • stockshark

    Dont run the World just the Universe! LOL

  • stockshark

    What does this mean for Saturday Night Live! or Madd Tv or ect ect WWE is a joke you do run the World just the Universe! LOL

  • Will Henderson

    if the WWE wants it bad enough, they must force twitter to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on spoof twitter accounts, and have all of the shut down, even the non-WWE spoof twitters, doesn’t matter if it’s TNA related spoofs or a fake account mocking Tony Romo. plus WWE should make twitter verified the WWE related profiles that have not yet been “verified”. i know a few WWE superstars and Divas don’t have that “Verified” check icon on their twitter profiles.

  • cenaWWE

    @Buttercastle not if u don’t get caught lol

  • Buttercastle

    @Sammo parodying a celebrity isn’t illegal, but impersonating one is.

  • cenaWWE

    what it is is WWE is mad their creative team doesn’t have the brain capacity to come up w/ names like that. so they take it out on smarter ppl the bastards!

  • Bawb

    The WWE Creative one really is caustic. Very, very funny stuff from them.

  • Valo487

    I’m sure Twitter will fold like a cheap card table over it, but I really don’t see how WWE has any legal right to close down these Twitter accounts. Twitter users don’t profit from their tweets, so I can’t see how they can claim they’re being infringed upon.

  • Sammo Jr.

    Dad, don’t be such a dunce. Who the hell would want to capture some random impersonators that have no life but to impersonate someone who they are not?!

    Hell, I did it once before daddio. Remember when we were role playing on webcam as Golddust and Razor Ramon on that WWE match in 94? We had the costumes, you had that mannerism of that gay bastard pat down!

  • Sammo

    Is parodying a celebrity illegal? If so, why aren’t impressionists arrested on a daily basis?!

    I think if a Twitter account is very obviously a parody (i.e “Cranky Vince”), then WWE has no right whatsoever to ask for it to be axed.

  • Effmenow

    twitter.com/WWEThatsNotPG
    twitter.com/BreakingKayfabe
    twitter.com/ThingsColeSays
    twitter.com/WWE_Creative
    twitter.com/MarkinOut
    twitter.com/NotTripleH

    Those are a few funny accounts to follow especially when your watching WWE.

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