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CM Punk on his gift of gab
“Honestly, I don’t know if I ever learned it. I was once given a great piece of advice by The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes. He told me that the best stuff comes from the heart, and that’s all I’ve ever done. I don’t try to think about what I’m going to say because then it seems forced, rehearsed and phony. So when you see me with a mic in my hand, it’s just me talking. It’s what I do, it’s who I am, and I can talk all day long. Some animals are born with claws. Well, I was born with the ability to talk.”
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OMG Moment of the Year | Snub: CM Punk
Even though Punk took home two Slammys for the night, he missed out on this one despite being a slam-dunk choice for the award. When The Straight Edge Superstar walked out of Allstate Arena after winning the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank, the WWE Universe buzzed with a rare kind of energy, simultaneously excited and dumbfounded by the moment. It was the kind of moment that made even non-followers of WWE stand up and take notice.
Right around this time, the Internet is abuzz with lists. People want to know who was important, who the biggest star was, and who was the most influential. We don’t know about all that, but here’s a list of guys who traveled the world, scored on a field, and fondled a thousand boobs. Guys who created moments in 2011 that made us think, “hey, I’m not gonna lie… pretty cool.”
T-SHIRT OF THE YEAR:
Winner: CM Punk, for his instantly iconic “Best in the World” threads. Bonus Slammy points if you got the Chicago one from Money in the Bank.