Originally Posted by GillbergReturns
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.
Triple H was just a guy doing his job. There was no reason for the audience to hate this guy they'd come to love over, what, 15 years? Here's this legend who's done nothing wrong, and Punk's being a jerk to him because... because... Because? Whereas Mr. McMahon was just a cunt. Of course we loved Austin - he was mercilessly attacking a cunt. Heroes are usually defined by their enemies, and in Punk's case, they couldn't have got it more wrong. In Austin's case, they couldn't have got it more right.
(They actually had a sliver of something
when Punk and Ace were going at it around the Rumble (bitter old 2nd-rate wrestler now in a position of power makes life a misery for modern-day superstar) but they ended up sacrificing Ziggler to that, and then abandoning it in favour of putting Cena in there instead. Which is basically the perfect microcosm of WWE's messed up direction these days - if something big has gotta happen, Cena's gotta do it, even if it makes no sense. To the point of Sandow having to stop wearing pink trunks.)