Cult of Personality said:
Well....shit. It's no secret that Punk is my favorite on the roster as one could tell from my avatar and name, but I agree that its an unprofessional thing to do. After watching his dvd, Punk strikes me as a very goal oriented guy and someone who gets very annoyed very quickly being stuck in angles and situations which have no real purpose so I can't say that I'm too surprised at him walking out. Also its been rumored that he's been wrestling injured since SummerSlam, so that may have factored into it.
If I'm not mistaken, I think he's still under contract with WWE until July. So it'll be interesting to see if he pops back up after cooling down or if he'll ask to be let out of his contract early (which I don't think WWE would do) or if he'll just sit at home until his contract expires.
Is it worth trying out again now?
Cult of Personality said:
It really depends on what tickles your fancy in regards to wrestling. For me, I could care less about 30 minute promos or ridiculous storylines. I care about the actual in ring product, and feel that that combined with short 10 minute promos that make sense are all I need to enjoy it. That's why I enjoy watching the likes of CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Antonio Cesaro, and guys like that. Hell, I try to catch the Shine and SHIMMER ippvs when I have money available because they have some of the best women wrestlers that you can actually watch.
I don't know if anyone else is watching Raw, but the constant "CM PUNK" chat through the whole episode is very entertaining.
To be fair compared to the Attitude era there's a lot more actual wrestling matches now. I remember there was a study done in cutting down segments on RAW on average there was like only 20 minuites of actual wrestling per 2 hour show.
I think it comes with the territory that in the WWE focuses just as much with the promo segments with the actual wrestling. Which is fine but Daniel Bryan and CM Punk are no slouches in the "entertainment" aspect of "sports entertainment". Both have developed amazing characters and were part of memorable promo segments and backstage segmnets and provided a ton of entertainment on that level. Heck Daniel Bryan was given a measly 18 seconds at WM28 so Sheamus can look good, and Daniel Bryan pretty much ran with it and provided one of the more entertaining 1 to 2 mins (if you count the ring entrace) segents out there. Of course the fact that they are also amazing in the ring just shows how talented they are.
I'm just disappointed that the Taker streak got ended by Brock fucking Lesnar of all people. I would've preferred it to be at least a full-time guy, if not someone who could've used the rub. Hell, I would've even taken John Cena over Lesnar.