Trying to Impress Vince McMahon
Join Date: Jan 2008
"Backstage" News on Punk's Status, Being Compared to Bret Hart
With John Cena and Randy Orton being gone from last weekend’s WWE live events, CM Punk’s importance to the company was a hot topic backstage. The feeling right now is that only two guys really draw big for the company – John Cena and CM Punk.
There’s also a feeling that they need to get Punk to where he doesn’t end up beat up and worn out like Cena and so many other top talents are. People this weekend were saying that Punk was looking sick or worn down.
Punk is being compared to Bret Hart’s early days with WWE in the sense that he’s the company workhorse but doesn’t get the nod of approval that a John Cena or Hulk Hogan would get.
Quite obvious that Cena and Punk are practically the only draws on the current fulltime roster, and that's really going to fuck them over soon, if it hasn't already.