Confessions Of An Internet Troll by (Insert Name Here)
Confessions Of An Internet Troll by (Insert Name Here)
Edited by THE INFAMOUS JCITY™
[Editors Note: The last few days on this site have been a roller-coaster ride for those who have followed me from my not so humble beginnings on THEREALSHYT.com. While it was fun having a blast from the past get a foot up his ass, it was a big letdown to find out that Alan was a made up creation. Here in this post is the person behind the Alan character, explaining everything that has gone down since the last time we saw him and the motivation for his deception; the commentator formally known as Hell Gator. While he denies being Craig Smith aka C-Raid aka The Raider Of The Lost Cocks, I’m 100% sure that they are indeed the same person. With that being said, Hell Gator/Alan has decided to come forward and clear the air on all the controversy surrounding his recent exposure. Here is his story…]
Well… I always had a feeling this day would come. Never like this though, but nonetheless I had a feeling this would happen. I know you have all executed me already, but I would like to take some of your time to explain myself. I promise to be completely honest with you and I will not hide or cover anything up. This is the whole and complete truth to what has been an interesting last 16 months to say the least. It won’t change anything that has happened or make anything right or even explain why I did the things I did, but maybe it will put this whole journey to peace at last.
Where do I start? Well, I guess it really all begins back at TheJohnReport. I was reading over there for a couple of months and then this guy named JCITYHUSTLA617 starts to plug his new website. JCITYHUSTLA617 was an interesting character to say the least. His all caps typing made him an easy target for everyone on the website, but I never had any problems with him. By this time, I was already fed up with TJR so I took a look over at JCITY’s website, THEREALSHYT.com. I thought it was pretty cool, so I started commentating on the website under the name The Perfect Jobber. I should note that at that time I had no idea who any of you guys were beside JCITY. I was not a part of the group “A.O.” and I never read the chatbox that was on TJR. Regardless, everything was cool for a couple of weeks as I commented under the name The Perfect Jobber, which was given to me by either BabyGoose or JCITY, I can’t remember exactly. I doubt any of you guys even remember that.
By this time, THEREALSHYT was really building up. I believe I remember JCITY saying he got 10K views in the first month. It became evident that this was not just another wrestling blog and I think other people began to notice it as well. JCITY even featured guest blogs by this writer who at the time was known as the 24-year-old with a girlfriend named Amanda, Shaman’s Harvest. The blog was really taking off and picking up viewers at an unbelievably fast pace. The future, however, would change forever a few weeks later when TJR held a contest for a new writer to review NXT. Matched up against each other were bloggers by the names of Lonestar and C-Raid. Lonestar would end up winning this contest in a result that would be tainted with controversy. C-Raid alleged that Lonestar cheated by posting on other forums to get people to vote for him. To me it sounded like nothing more than someone being a sore loser. Regardless, JCITY had the idea to invite him to write over at his website to which he accepted. Little did we all know, that move would lead us all here 16 months later.
I think I should take this time before I go any further to clear up one thing. I AM NOT CRAIG SMITH. I NEVER WAS CRAIG SMITH. I was not C-Raid or C-Raider or X-Raid or whatever the fuck he called himself. The only times that I spoke with him was through email, which will be mentioned in detail below. I don’t know him or what happened to him. I have however been posting under the name “XR” for the past couple of days and I’ll explain why later on.
So, this new writer named C-Raid would join the website with what seemed to be only one thing on his mind; revenge. He held a grudge against Lonestar for the longest time and he would always compare his writing to Lonestar’s. He would however only post one or two articles about NXT for THEREALSHYT before a scandal that would scar this section of the IWC for a long time went down. In September of 2010, the first part of a two-part series called THEREALSHYT vs. THEJOHNREPORT would be posted, written by Craig (I don’t know what the fuck to call him so I’ll just go with Craig). The blog was pretty funny admittedly. Some saw it as shots toward TJR and others thought it was just for the comedy. To me, it appeared that Craig was still mad about losing. Maybe Craig intended for this blog to cause a fight between THEREALSHYTand TJR. I don’t know. That would never have the chance of happening though because of a fight between Shaman’s Harvest and JCITYHUSTLA617.
I won’t go into detail about what the fight was about because that’s old news and would be disrespectful to bring it up again. Let’s just say that it caused an immediate split between everybody on THEREALSHYT. I would have to say that this was the moment that changed things beyond anything else that has happened because of how fast the blog was rising and how quickly it was torn apart. Leaving out what happened; Craig was obviously turned off by it. I didn’t like the situation at all either, but I wasn’t exactly ready to split. That was until Craig started trying to collect everybody’s emails. I gave him my email, not at that time knowing exactly what he wanted it for. He would later email me saying he needed help with his THEREALSHYT vs. THE JOHN REPORT story. He said he needed me to go troll on TJR and hate on THEREALSHYT so that he could use me as a character in his story that would turn on TJR and join THEREALSHYT, or something real stupid like that. (I would post the email as proof, but I deleted it a long time ago. Sorry) Anyways, I agreed. I admit that at that time I thought it would be something harmless and just for a week or something. Things changed when the Shaman/JCITY feud got worse and they appeared to not be making up anytime soon. JCITY had ousted Shaman as a liar and a racist, leaving everybody wondering what was going to happen next.
Nevertheless, Craig told me to troll harder on TJR and I did as he asked. I even told him that I thought I should lay off the trolling because JCITY was getting really mad, but he insisted I continued. Looking back now, I shouldn’t have been so easy to agree to whatever he said, but again, I never realized it was going to get to this point. I thought it was harmless. Anyways, Craig decided that because of the JCITY/Shaman feud, he was going to start his own blog. I didn’t like the idea at all because I still wanted Shaman and JCITY to make up. I wanted us to build THEREALSHYT up as the next TJR or something. I was all behind unity, but it became harder and harder everyday as JCITY only keep slamming Shaman even further.
At that time, I had developed a friendship with Shaman that will be touched on later. I wanted to stand up for him and I did. Sadly, that would land me over at Craig’s wrestling blog. As X-Raided, Craig started his blog and had contacted everyone at THEREALSHYT by email, which made JCITY mad because he felt like he was going behind his back. What happened to the site? Well, it would be up for a week and then it would be shut down a week later. This would be the last time any of us have seen Craig Smith. An interesting character that played an important role in this story would have only been around for two, three weeks tops, but he is really the reason we’re where we’re at right now.
Some final thoughts on Craig Smith: I don’t think Craig ever wanted to leave JCITY and THEREALSHYT and start another website. I fully believe he wanted to be a part of the team, but he didn’t know how to react to the fight that was going on. He didn’t handle it in the best way that he could have, but I don’t think his intentions were ever to lead to this. Is this the last time we saw Craig Smith? I think so. Could he be Tony Kegger? I wouldn’t doubt it. Regardless, just as quick as he was here; he was gone. And he left me with a lot of problems and not a lot of answers.
With Craig gone, I still wanted to be a part of THEREALSHYT, but I was left in a messy situation. I knew that it would impossible to join back under the name Hell Gator because JCITY even wrote a diss blog about me. The relationship was wounded, but it did however improve for a couple of months. I continued to go under the name of Hell Gator, never to use my ‘The Perfect Jobber’ name again. Things were actually pretty good and Shaman had even returned to the website. Me and Shaman would become allies and I would even make a blog called ShamanisGod.Com or something stupid like that. Shaman and I would make a bunch of blogs over the coming months; one of the most notable would be badass-fatass-connection.com, which was a website for two jobbers in the WWE. Both of those blogs only lasted a few days before we shut them down. While these blogs were fun while they lasted, the making of these websites hurt my reputation. Hell Gator was hated and even banned from TJR for spamming. I stopped visiting THEREALSHYT for a couple of months between October and December 2010.
I would return however to occasionally read when this interesting troll appeared on JCITY’s Formspring in early January. He was asking questions on the lines of… “Where is Alan?!? Have you seen Alan?!?!” It was pretty funny. I wanted to make a return to the website and I knew that going under the name Hell Gator would gain me immediate hate. I thought it was better to use this “Alan” name and gain the respect of everybody all over again. Well, this would work. Sort of. The character of Alan started to take a life of his own. He gained his own gimmick and even had catchphrase. I don’t remember how these all came about, but he seemed to be well liked so I just went with it. Alan was always a gimmick. I never expected to be using that as a name 12 months later. I thought I would do it for a couple of weeks and that would be it. Only that’s not what happened.
Nobody would exactly be on my “trail” except for my old friend, Shaman’s Harvest. He almost “busted” me on multiple occasions. The first was an email that he sent to me in early January:
Are you Alan on CITY’s chatbox?
Shamans Harvest email@example.com
I replied no of course. He wouldn’t become suspicious of me again until late April or so when me and him had gotten into a fight for some reason (I don’t remember why) and I called him the Harvester of Cocks or something like that. He got all mad and started to question who I was, but he would soon die down with this. The dots were all there for him to connect and realize who I was. Hey, he might have, but never said anything. I don’t know. Regardless, nobody would know who Alan really was until, well, today. Alan was just seen as another face in the crowd and I was quite pleased with it. Honestly, I would have been content with staying “Alan” for a very long time, but I made a few fatal errors which I will speak about now.
The first one was sending emails to Shaman and Tony Kegger saying I was trying to take JCITY down. It should be noted that was never my plan. How the hell would I do that anyways? Make some angry blog posts? I mean, I really had no power or no way of “taking down JCITY”. That was just a distraction to cover up what I was really trying to do. There was two reasons why I sent these. 1 – To keep the legend of Hell Gator alive (and I guess X-Raid, since you all associated us together) and 2 – Get Tony Kegger to make himself look stupid. I’m not really sure how I was going to go about doing it, but I wanted him out. Something has never sat well with me about him. He’s a know it all that has just a little too much pride in being JCITY’s bitch, for a lack of a better word. When he got all pissed off about Shaman writing for Ray ONE time when JCITY was gone in August, I thought to myself that there’s something up with this guy. I still believe he has an alternative motive for being here.
The second fatal mistake was posting on the update about updates as the Anon trying to making Tony look like a leader of a rebellion group. I wasn’t trying to start a rebellion against JCITY, but rather one against Tony. Did I go about this the way I should have? No. It was a bad idea from the beginning and honestly shouldn’t have been made. I would take this time to apologize to Tony, but I think he’s a bitch and I want him to know that I fucking hate him. If you know everything about everything then why don’t you take that everything and shove it up your know everything candy ass. I know I’m not the only one that feels this way… looking at you Ray.
SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
I don’t really know. I’m not some psychopath that has multiple personalities disorder. I’m just a normal guy that has a normal life outside of here. I didn’t spend all day sitting around thinking of what I was going to do next or who I was going to appear as next. I just did it, without thought. Ironically, that same thing would lead to my demise. Some things that need to be cleared up though is that I have not tried to comment today. I saw that JCITY said someone was using the name Hell Gator and spamming the site today, but that was not me. I am also not Stephen or LT or another other trolls. The only names I have used were Hell Gator, Alan, and XR (only in the last few days).
So I guess that’s it. I know I really drew this out, but this is the final time we’ll be talking so I guess I just did it for the nostalgia. (No, I’m not committing suicide). Before I go I would like to apologize to everybody. Sorry to JCITY for making him put up with my bullshit, sorry to Shaman for misleading him, sorry to Capt. Smooth for… well, I don’t know. You’re too nice of a guy to fuck over. Sorry to Ray for letting you think I was Craig, Fuck you Tony Kegger, Sorry to Craig for tarnishing your name, lol, and sorry to anybody that has been affected by this. I know I fucked up. I usually don’t like saying goodbye, but instead, “See you later!”, or as Alan would say, “See you later dudes!” because goodbye is just to final, but I think it suits this situation well… goodbye THE INFAMOUS CREW.