nytimes editorial
Baron Corbin says revealing backstage WWE secrets is akin to treason.

The world of professional sports-entertaining was shaken to its core today after The New York Times published an editorial by an anonymous “high-ranking WWE executive” outlining the chaotic state of Monday Night Raw under the administration of Baron “Constable” Corbin.

“I work for the Constable, but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” reads the editorial. “Many senior officials in sports-entertainment believe Corbin is unfairly promoting his anti-Balor agenda and pro-heel policies. I would know. I am one of them.”

The anonymous writer says Corbin — who was promoted from Constable of Raw to its Acting General Manager just weeks ago —  “continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of sports-entertainment.”

Corbin immediately lashed out at the “failing New York Times” for publishing “more fake news,” but sources within the Corbin administration say the editorial conveys the disarray behind-the-scenes of Corbin’s locker room.

The anonymous writer — whom some have speculated is Roman Reigns, due to the usage of the phrase “sufferin succotash” in the editorial — argues that a “quiet resistance” has formed backstage at Raw, hinting that a mutiny against Corbin may be in the works, perhaps with a coup to be staged by former General Manager Mick Foley.

The New York Times stands behind its editorial, insisting that “nothing less than the moral integrity of professional wrestling” is at stake.

Corbin’s dwindling but rabid base of supporters, meanwhile, describe the editorial as a “rigged witch hunt” against the man who they believe will “make WWE great again.”