It has just come to my attention that some female wrestling fans I know have been taken in via email and phone by a guy impersonating their favorite wrestler. And when I say 'taken in', I mean for months, to the extent of emotionally attaching themselves to the jerk and submitting to things such as phone sex.
Then this unmitigated asshole (who calls himself a Dom, as in dominance/submission) has played with their heads, pitted them against each other, and driven one of them at least into a near-suicidal depression. I knew something was going on, but since they were of course sworn to secrecy, I couldn't tell exactly what it was until one of them denounced him in a public forum. Some of them are still buying his line of crap, as far as I can tell. One has decided she can't be a wrestling fan any more because she can't stand to look at the real man on TV now that she realizes she never had any contact with him at all.
Naturally, I'm so angry I can't see straight. I would like to castrate this son of a bitch. I am amazed that anyone with a brain (and these are intelligent, perceptive women I would never have pegged as that naive) could believe for one second that a well-known wrestler would spend that much time online messing with them. But apparently this guy is very good and picks his targets well. I don't really know how this crap works, because submissive is about the last adjective anyone would apply to me. Perhaps that is why no one has even attempted a line like that in my hearing, and why this whole affair surprised me so much. Never again.
Just be aware that they are out there, and that they can be appallingly clever. Until this morning, I would never have credited it.
As far as I know, he does one guy only, and does him very well, with lots of convincing detail. Down to sounds in the background of phone calls to enhance verisimilitude. It was a build-up of small discrepancies and his own bad-tempered threats that eventually exposed him, and as I say, there are still some gals buying his line. Beware. I agree, he is no more a legit Dom than I am. ;-) Nothing but a filthy jerk who enjoys cruelly abusing women.
Bottom line, believe NO ONE online, no matter how badly you want to and how convincing they seem.
I'm bothered by the Stephanie (character's) revelation. After the first viewing, I was pretty much astonished that they'd go there. And particularly on SmackDown, the fun, happy, friendly, 7-9pm wrestling show.