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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
I dunno...I grew up on Nash in WCW and I always enjoyed him. Sure his in ring work wasn't the best but he was good on the stick, and actually pretty damn funny (watch his reaction to Sid's famous self-insult, its priceless).
Punk strikes me as really kind of a one note character. He's got great delivery, but the more I see of him in the Fed, the more its obvious-the guy plays an excellent jerk heel because he's a jerk in real life. He's at his best when he's given free reign to go out there and, pretty much, complain. This isn't like the days of a Hollywood Hogan where he's leading the faction of heel invaders trying to take over the company or Triple H circa 2000 who got the title and built up a fortress of guys around him while he strutted around like a cocky prick, flaunting how dominant he was. You know, the times when heels were booked to be dominant and seem threatening. Punk's current heel character is based around being a whiner who constantly boasts about a statistic in an era where that statistic means absolutely nothing.
SES Punk was something refreshing because he was being made into this cult leader type character, and they were playing off of how a lot of straight edge people have this holier than thou attitude about them. Made sense, and was done very well. This time around...doesn't work.
I'll give Punk credit, he's a very solid heel, but I personally found Nash more entertaining. Could just be nostalgia talking, but I enjoyed Nash as both a heel in the nWo and when he was a face when he broke off to form the Wolfpac, for example. Punk...he's not babyface material, and even his current heel character isn't working for me (he's engaging and his promos are solid but the character itself is flawed because at its core, it makes no sense).