It would appear that Tyler Reks is in danger of being let go by World Wrestling Entertainment after a strange incident that took place during his flight home from Green Bay this morning â€” the site of last night’s SmackDown & ECW television tapings. Marc Lanciaux, a sound strange engineer who works for WWE, wrote “Nice knowing ya” to Reks on his Twitter account on Wednesday eveningÂ and wrote a lengthy blog on his website detailing the bizarre incident he witnessed.
Sarcastically referencing Reks as ‘Einstein,’ he noted that ‘Einstein’ became terrified when he saw the airplane flap move just before takeoff. A worried Reks informed a flight attendant that he was a pilot himself and said that wasn’t supposed to happen. Feeling that the plane was unsafe, he raised his voice and became belligerent. Apparently feeling that he could be a disruption during the flight, flight staff had the plane return to the terminal in order to escort him off. But just before he got off the plane, Lanciaux claims Reks mumbled “that if anyone else on the plane didn’t want to die, they should get off the plane too.” The pilot then announced to the remaining passengers that the plane was indeed safe to fly.
Here is what Lanciaux wrote regarding the incident in question “This time, instead of a frightened teen running off the plane, one of ‘our guys,’ one of the new wrestlers that recently started traveling with the show walked out. Though I recognized him, he’s so new that I’m not sure what his name is. After today thereâ€™s probably no good reason to try and find out either. I will just call this unknown wrestler ‘Einstein.’ Turns out that Einstein was sitting near the wing, and out the window, witnessed a terrifying (to him) event. To his horror, one of the flaps that make the plane fly or land or whatever it is that those moving parts on the wing doâ€¦ moved! GASP! After witnessing this, Einstein freaked out, telling the flight attendant that he was a pilot himself and he knew that wasn’t supposed to happen. He was sure the plane was unsafe. He started getting louder and louder, and more and more obnoxious. The decision was made. Time for Mr. Einstein to go bye-bye. Our flight turned around and my double date with both Ginger and Mary-Ann was ruined. On his way out the door, Einstein mumbled that if anyone else on the plane didnâ€™t want to die, they should get off the plane too. I’m sure that the waiting TSA knuckle-draggers had a field day with this guy.”
You can read his blog post in its entirety at the following link.
Lanciaux then identified him by name on his Twitter account, cryptically writing: “Thank you Tyler Reks for not only delaying our flight, but also for providing me with blog material. Nice knowing ya.”
While Reks has not appeared on WWE programming since early November, he is still being flown to shows on a weekly basis. As of late, he has been trying out a new found heelish persona at live events and dark matches.