Originally Posted by admiremyclone
I agree, I want a proper feud between The Rock and CM Punk, NOT a feud between Dwayne and Phil. I hate all this shoot stuff, and calling each other by their first names is just plain stupid and the least cool thing to do in wrestling. It's a spit in the face of one of the most basic wrestling rules. I don't mind the odd subtle nod to something real life, but keep the bulk of the feud fictional and entertainment based.
It seemed all Cena was interested in doing was taking real shots at Dwayne Johnson. Surely, the main goal is for both guys to make each other look as good as they can be, because that's what sells the feud and makes the most money.
WWE are lucky that when it came to Rock/Cena, the tickets were sold as soon as the match was mentioned. Because they did their best to ruin it all in the build up.
Nobody ever feuds with Undertaker and calls him Mark, do they??
This all day long. So many people, including the wrestlers themselves, have got caught up in trying to 'own' the other that they forgot the whole point of wrestling promos; to promote and build to the match. They are NOT to tear the other guy down and make him look like a fool. The best example of this is that Punk/HHH promo before NOC where they're both taking shot after shot at each other and forgetting that they're trying to sell a PPV. Then it clearly hits HHH that they're going in circles and he literally has to steer them back to talking about their match. It's just mad and I want it to stop. The Rock vs. CM Punk? Fine. Dwayne Johnson vs. Phil Brooks? No.