The MMA Hour with CM Punk

CM Punk

Punk comes on at about 0:01:07

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  1. I’ve left some critical comments on here, but only critical in the sense of wanting to see wrestling as presented by WWE, (we have to look to them as they are the only large, nationally distributed outlet with the means for higher end production) achieve the highest possible potential of entertainment quality.
    That being said, I am glad to see that CM Punk is taking a very extended time away. There was literally, from a critical standpoint, nowhere for him to go given the current creative situation in WWE and the previous creative situations that he was placed in as a character and performer.
    Not putting Punk over Undertaker may prove to be a fatal blow to WWE’s long-term future, and is at least the biggest blunder since Christian was not pushed to the sky during his absolutely stellar performances in 2004-2005 as “Captain Charisma”.
    However, this sort of absence could potentially resurrect what could have been done with Punk if his return and the situation he returns to is properly handled. I wouldn’t though, given WWE’s track record for years now, hold my breath.
    I will reiterate what I have before, that it is a damned shame that there aren’t groups of investors that could be gotten together under the prestige of stars like Punk who could mount an actual competetive offensive against WWE’s dominance of nationally distributed pro wrestling. If there were, Punk might have a place to go where the maximum impact of his taking his leave could be achieved.
    I see from reports that Jon Moxley and his little group were given the belated push over Undertaker that should have been given to Punk in full, (as Moxley and company’s win wasn’t exactly a clean or powerful one), so perhaps there are little birds that relay information hereabouts.
    However, this is like having a chef show you how to prepare a salad, and then forsaking the chef and attempting to create an entree on your own. Your entree will prove exactly how well you were shown once to make a salad, if you catch my drift.
    Regardless, CM Punk has certainly been the most talented and exciting pro wrestler to take a national stage in years and years—and it is a shame that his not wrestling and performing creates more interest and bated breath than doing so did. One would think that WWE would learn something from this—but it seems unlikely. The more aware of wrestling fans have probably already noticed that a negative sign to anything really stepping up in terms of how WWE functions is the fact that after Punk generously took a little of his shine to cast a light towards Antonio Cesaro, that it seems that WWE has purposely gone out of their way to make Cesaro look bad since then, even stripping him of his title.
    The hope of pro wrestling as embodied by CM Punk is in a sad state, due to that, as mentioned, Punk’s being gone and the resultant imagination of the fans about how he might come back and the great stories that might ensue are more exciting than when WWE actually uses him, or anyone else for that matter.
    When the imaginations of the fans are better than the reality of the entertainment that they’re imagining about—something is very wrong and apt to stay that way.

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