You wanna torture me? lol. But really, I went back and rewatched his OTL match with Bryan the other week and it dropped for me heavily. From ****1/4 to ***1/4. I just don't like his wrestling style. He's sloppy and looks so uncoordinated. I've grown to like better 'organized' wrestling styles in recent times so Punk's all-over-the-place wrestling is not really my thing. Specially since he doesn't have one ounce of the athleticism of a cruiserweight to make it worth.
I'll still praise the Cena match from MITB, though. That one was epic, I need to go back and rewatch SummerSlam, though. And I still hate the no-DQ with Bryan. The Jeff Hardy series are in my plans to watch in the near future when I reach 2009. I'll never even touch his overrated work from this year, however. Except the Jericho matches which I might give another chance.
And that's fair enough. I will say that I think some people overrate Punk in the ring. While I really enjoyed his match with Punk at OTL, I didn't really care much for his match with Bryan at MITB (probably because of AJ) and his matches with Jericho weren't as good as people made them out to be. Some times he can really bring it in the ring, other times not so much. He's similar to Cena in that aspect imo.
Punk/Cena from MITB was epic though, that I agree on.
I loved the Kane/Ryder/Eve/Cena storyline. It was some "so bad it's good" quality stuff. I was in tears on the go home show to Elimination Chamber. It was way too goofy from the sudden kiss with Ryder in a wheelchair right there watching to Kane returning with the ambulance to the end segment with Cena embarrassed and the ending when Kane pushes Ryder off the stage. And who can forget the heat Eve got? Got over as a heel in an instant after that "friend zone" segment, lol.
Oh, and the camera focus being on Kane while the script writer was standing there telling him what to do and Eve calmly entering the ambulance pretending to be scared.
Oh god, I HATED that storyline. I remember ranting about it so much when it was going on at the time. The cheesy embrace the hate storyline between Cena and Kane was enough, but when they added Ryder and Eve in the mix, things wen't downhill fast. I remember criticizing Ryder and Eve's acting skills a lot when it was going on, they were awful. Some of the blame can be placed on the fact that neither had been in any big storyline so they weren't used to the about of attention and focus they were getting, but still, I feel some of the blame was their faults. I feel in some segments they didn't even try, or they were just acting terribly on purpose, it was cringeworthy TV for me. With the only highlights being Kane throwing Ryder off the stage when he was in the wheelchair and Cena's embrace the hate face to the camera, lol. Cena beating Kane at Elimination Chamber was a poor decision. It hurt Kane's comeback as a monster and killed any hype of the storyline going anywhere.
Ryder is terrible and deserves to be in the position he's in right now.