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Ouch. As if being trounced by CM Punk wasn’t agonizing enough, the New Nexus leader’s disciple, Mason Ryan, muscled in on the action. The overwhelming underling proved his fealty by pummeling Truth with a painful powerhouse move.
Another week, another casualty. Despite suffering an ambush from The New Nexus, Randy Orton competed in a match against New Nexus disciple David Otunga. As stipulated by the Raw GM a week ago, should Otunga win he could be in CM Punk’s corner during his bout with The Viper at WrestleMania. Were he to lose, however, he would be banned.
As the match wore on, Orton exhibited stamina and determination enough to eventually overcome his sizable foe. Afterward, WWE’s Apex Predator lined up to punt Otunga in the skull. Before he could, Mason Ryan burst onto the scene, only to find himself RKO’d. The chaos prompted Punk himself to join the fray and plead with Orton not to follow through with his patented punt. Rather than abide, however, Orton reared back and fated Otunga to the same fate as fellow Nexi Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris before him.
thank you to josie at michellemccool.net for the captures.
The members of the MTV Newsroom are enthusiastic about a number of different entertainment avenues. Music, obviously, tops that list. Movies are right up there, of course. Sports are important, as are art galleries and theatrical performances. And then there are also a handful of us who quite enjoy professional wrestling. That’s why we couldn’t let the day go by without wishing CM Punk, one of the best performers currently working on the WWE circuit, an extremely happy birthday. The man born Phillip Brooks turns 32 years old today.
Punk is notable for a number of reasons. He doesn’t have a traditional professional wrestling look (he is obviously in good shape but would never be mistaken for a professional bodybuilder the way stars like John Cena or Triple H might) and has a totally unique character (he is straight edge, a lifestyle he actually subscribes to in real life). Despite all the piercings, tattoos and crazy hair choices, Punk has managed to ascend to the top of the heap both within the WWE (he has been a world champion four times) and among wrestling fans (he won 2009 Best Feud of the Year in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter). He has had some of the most incredible matches of the modern era, including an incredible series of matches with Samoa Joe in Ring of Honor, a pair of victories in Money in the Bank encounters and a nutty TLC match with Jeff Hardy.
Punk has often talked about his love for music (MTV News’ own Kyle Anderson actually interviewed him for a story about music in Spin magazine a few years ago), and his taste runs pretty (his entrance music is by Killswitch Engage). He also said that the first band he ever got totally obsessed over was Rancid, which is why we celebrate his birthday with a little “Ruby Soho.”
All the birthday wishes by you guys, the fans, wishing CM Punk a happy birthday can be read by reading the splash. CM Punk is celebrating his thirty-second birthday. We wish him a happy birthday! You all can leave your comments and wishes on here as well. Once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CM Punk!
Over the weekend, Punk debuted a new hair color, blonde. You can view the picture here. Punk went up against Kofi Kingston at a house show this past weekend. If any fans of the site attended the show, please feel free to email me pictures of his new hairstyle.
Many of you know, CM Punk’s birthday is this month, October 26th to be exact. This year, I need your help. I’m certain many of you would love to send out birthday wishes to CM Punk yourself so here is your chance. On his birthday I will launch a page that will have the birthday wishes from you guys, the fans. He will view it and read through your wishes that you choose to send him. If you want to participate please send your birthday wishes to email@example.com. You have until October 24th that way I can finish the project by October 26th, in time for his birthday.
Edit: When you guys send your wishes, could you please use proper grammar and punctuation. I’m getting emails that will make it hard to put everything together for me. Please, keep everything in paragraph form. Make it easier for me guys.