The funny thing about Punk is, despite people saying that he doesn't have "the look" or that he doesn't care about how he presents himself, I'd say at least 50% of the most striking, memorable and unique imagery in WWE over the last few years has occurred during a Punk segment. Indian-style on the ramp is obvious. Manson-Jesus with his family. Cutting a promo on Jerry Lawler whilst sitting on the announcer's desk. Blowing McMahon a kiss. Singing happy birthday to a distressed child. His BITW t-shirt. Talking to Jericho with a towel around his head to hide his baldness. Heyman holding the title aloft. Even something simple and obvious like ripping the WWE logo off the mic the other week. He gets presentation in a way that almost no one else in the company seems to. Whether that's as important to a John. Q. Everyman as the stereotypical wrestler's build, I dunno. Probably not. But I'd definitely say it's a trait that'll make WWE forgive a lot of Punk's shortcomings, perceived or actual.
Great post. This is why Punk is the best in the world - and this is what the Punk-haters can't - or simply refuse to comprehend.
Ratings =/= quality. I have enjoyed both of Punk's reigns. It's been a very long time since I enjoyed something Cena did. I disagree he one of the top four stars in the history of the business. He is up there but I still think he has more to go. Punk is climbing the ranks too and I think he will be big enough to headline a Hall of Fame class once it's all said and done.
I agree here. Ratings as a measurement for quality is for people that think McDonald's makes the best food. So you can either be a fan of what you yourself like, or you can be a McMark and look at ratings.
The first 4 minutes of that Cena promo is some of the most painful shit. I mean just awful. It hurts to see a guy attempt comedy and bomb, literally bomb, in front of thousands of people and millions of viewers.
Was that scripted? That could not have come from writer's pens and then been okayed by Steph, Kevin Dunn and Vince McMahon. It couldn't have been.