One of the bigger stories last week was the Twitter activity of WWE Tough Enough winner Josh Bredl, where he called the Social Outcasts #SocialJobbers during Raw. The tweet drew him a massive amount of heat amongst the boys, with Kevin Owens and Stardust calling him out in public for it. Bredl, who works in NXT as Bronson Matthews, is being compared to Million Dollar Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder.
During the 2004 version of Tough Enough at a Smackdown taping in St. Louis, Puder legitimately put Kurt Angle in the Kimura. While he was seconds from injuring Angle, referee Jim Korderas quickly went to the finish. Puder garnered massive heat for embarrassing Angle and ended up getting stiffly chopped by Chris Benoit, Hardcore Holly and Eddie Guerrero during the 2005 Royal Rumble match.
There are plenty of people wondering if there will be any in-ring repercussions for Bredl when he is in there with a veteran talent. His tweet was seen as disrespectful and only added to backstage resentment over him making much more money than the average developmental talent. While a typical downside for a WWE developmental talent is in the $25,000-$30,000 range, Bredl is making $250,000 for one year because he won the Tough Enough competition.
Some are speculating Bredl could find himself in tonight's Royal Rumble match but we can't confirm. His last tweet was January 19, 2016 and read as follows:
All love. No worries.
— BIG ACTION (@BronsonWWE) January 19, 2016