The “creeper” who missed badly on punches in the closing segment of AEW Dynamite has come forward.
For those of you that missed it, a video went viral in the last couple of days that shows the “creeper” on top of Dustin Rhodes and it was clear to everyone watching that he needed to work on his punches because they came nowhere close to Rhodes’ head. Some have compared his punches to the bad ones thrown by Shane McMahon on WWE television. The video has been watched more than 1 million times on Twitter and has drawn criticism from fans and some wrestlers including Mark Henry, Trish Stratus, Tama Tonga, and Randy Orton.
Independent wrestler Arik Cannon has come forward to say that he was the “creeper” under the mask and the reason he gave for not connecting on the punches is that Rhodes was bleeding and he was trying to protect him.
Cannon tweeted: “You guys… It was me.@dustinrhodes is a legend, one of my all-time favorites, he was already bleeding, and I was just trying to take care of him.#AEWDynamite.”
So, there you have it.
Rhodes commented on the bad punches in a tweet: