It’s Wrestling Booking 101: The story of Good vs. Evil in which the villains are constantly stacking the odds against the heroes in question. The Four Horsemen were notorious for that against Dusty Rhodes and as with Stone Cold Steve Austin fighting the original incarnation of The Corporation. Now in 2013 there are two angles have the top two babyfaces currently against the respective bodies of evil. But now in a new era where the attention spans of many aren’t up to par to those in the 1980s, will these storylines find the proper time to develop into dramatic resolutions meant to be seen?
I’m back again to give the Three Points to a Monday Night Raw that continues to push the stories of Daniel Bryan facing the wrath of Corporate Evolution and CM Punk quest for vengeance continually being thwarted. Eventually the stars will align for these stars to fight a common enemy, but let’s look on how that can come about.
What many consider a legendary title reign is completely over. I am baffled over yesterdays Royal Rumble, especially since Punk was used to set up twice in a lifetime. For fuck sakes WWE could have given Punk a more gracious ending. Yes its cool, The Rock has become champion, he’s very entertaining, but I felt Vince or whoever is in control of the book buried the greatest champion in recent years. Yes I called Punk the greatest champion in recent years. The crappy part is Punk doesn’t sell tickets to the masses, But Punk fans aren’t Punk fans the way Rock sells tickets to his “millions”.
What was the point of 434 days? Was it for Rocky to hold the title for three months then drop it to Cena and leave again? I was in a room full of people and said well Punk’s donzo since Cena won the rumble.
The outcome didn’t piss me off. EVERYONE knew this was going to happen. SO there was no shock Punk lost, all roads lead too “Once” in a Lifetime…TWO.
Punks going for knee surgery. That’s gonna put a hair in his title reign’s orange juice, huh? Today Punk, as it is at 381 days as champion, he now has the longest WWE Championship run in the modern era. But the timing isn’t all bad. You see (as of this writing) the TLC ppv is a mere 10 days from now; now normally the company would kinda lean on the talent to get to the ppv, keep the buys up, put over who you gotta put over and go under the knife after the event…just ask Shawn Michaels’ L5-S1 (that’s a lower back disc to you humanoids).
Now that my power is back form the effects of Whorricane Sandy (GET IT), I re-watched the Main Event from Hell In The Hell. At first watch I thought, what is this piece of shit my eyes are viewing? Can the WWE really insult my intelligence, as a loyal fan with a match that clearly showed CM Punk doing all the work being a sell gawd? The match only lasted 12 minutes I believe, it had a RAW feel than Pay-per-view.
Have you gotten the same feel from the Summer of Punk? That almost anything CM Punk does on TV will be compelling? A year and some change ago, Punk became one of the most talked about professional wrestler in the companies current roster. So I ask are you happy with the Autumn of Punk?
So I received an email the night after Monday Night Raw, asking my thoughts on CM Punk hitting a fan. I let a few weeks go by forgetting to blog about the situation. So its better late than never…. Let me start of by saying I have a problem with wrestling fans, who feel entitled to put there hands on the talent. I have several friends who wrestle and deal with large crowds. Some who’s character are faces but mostly heels.
*I do not work for WWE. This is not what WILL happen in the coming months but rather an editorial suggestion of what MIGHT happen and likely what I’d do if I held the book & pen…*
So Heyman was the 2nd gunman on the grassy noel?? (He was Punk’s getaway driver after the Cena attack.) Ok…I think I see where this is going; at the very least, I’ll give you my opinion on what they SHOULD do.
Happy Pipe bomb day, yes June 27 shall forever be know as the day CM Punk became a star. One year ago today CM Punk sat indian style and delivered one of the most memorable promos in RAW history.
I dont think WWE creative or Punk knew how much of an impact that his 6 minute and 24 second promo caused. It created such a buzz on the Internet and had more fans talking about him than at any other time in his career. It increased his value over the last year following the promo.
Since that pipe bomb Punk became the #2 guy, John Cena being number #1. Thats super impressive considering nobody had been able to give Cena a run at the top spot for several years. Punk is sells a shit load of merchandise, only second to Cena in sales.
Punk deserves the recognition as a great talker and engaging personality. Hardcore wrestling marks respect him for putting on great matches and the casual WWE fan cheers for him because well they dont really know who else to cheer for and thats ok. The causal fan is like the guy who gets Yankee tickets from his office they sit real close in there business casual khakis and don’t pay attention to the game.
I am a huge CM Punk stan. I think all who read this know that. I think he gave WWE the kick in the ass that was needed, but they (the WWE) did not continue to act upon for a short time yes but they didn’t think long term. I had a twitter conversation with one of my followers and he brought up a valid point, even with the WWE championship, Punk NEVER headlines WWE pay-per-views. He is not the main attraction. I had no response all I said was Punk has been putting on amazing matches.
Money In The Bank will forever be his crown Jewel, so lets look out side of MITB. To be fair and not fill all this space with RAW matches and such lets look at the last 4 PPV’s. Wrestlemaina 28 and Extreme Rules CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho for the “wrestling purists” Mania 28 was a goddamn clinic. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan at Over The Limit another wrestling match. Punk vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan triple threat match at Over The Limit, all assumed Kane would slow this match down but shockingly he held his own.