Asking Meltzer to rate my matches
Join Date: Aug 2011
Re: WWE willl never get edgy again
You could be right (as that Punk/Austin/JR video pointed out, we'll never know), but I feel that Punk's blowing a kiss to Vince was as brilliant and anti-authoritarian as any middle finger Austin ever threw. They just neutered that aspect of Punk, instead of letting it drive a saga like Austin/McMahon, and instead of giving him a Mr. McMahon, they gave him... Nash? Trips? Nash texting Nash? Del Rio?
See, I think there's a truth in saying WWE won't be edgy in terms of T&A and hardcore matches and whatnot anytime soon. But edginess comes in many forms. WWE just doesn't have as clear a vision as it did back then. Probably because your eyesight fades as you near the big seven-oh.
Here's the problem though. You're talking about 1 night. They tried to continue with the anti authority stuff with Punk and Triple H and it just came off as someone whining about a push. You have to have meat on the bones in regards to style. Substance he was definetily there, but style requires attitude and that's where he'd be significantly hampered by a PG product.
What exactly was Punk's anti authoritarian message? Was it we want ice cream bars because that's about the only thing I can remember outside of him wanting to be the top guy or anti Cena stuff.
I do agree they blew the angle though. I understand why they brought him back so quickly but they should have tried to have this angle peaking at Mania in effect rivalring Rock Cena. Timing is everything.
Last edited by GillbergReturns; 10-05-2012 at 04:42 PM.