Re: CM Punk: was he shoved down our throats in the past year?
Maybe we should conduct a poll among the people who have left WWE as viewers in record numbers? Perhaps - SHOCK - the champ of the flagship show has something to do with that? And it's not just the worst ratings since 1997. In 1997 they hadn't seen the highs WWE has seen since. RAW was shit in 1994/95. So there were no fans to lose. Plus it had big competition. Now, RAW has fans to lose, and its losing em. And it has no competition. So logically, its much much worse than it was in 1997. A 2.2 with no competition is worse than a 2.2 with gargantuan Time Warner competition. It's like being turned down by a prostitute.
CM Punk was rammed down our throats. And this is worse than even Cena being rammed down our throats. Because Cena ia a guy you can love to hate. Punk can neither solicit hate nor excitment. He can solicit neither heat nor pops. Dead heat is worse than bad heat. Cena has X-Pac heat, which is WAY higher up the status chain than dead heat.
Whilst you're fully entitled to your views on CM Punk's drawing power to say that he can neither elicit heat nor pops is just plain wrong. He consistently gets a strong reaction from the crowd (albeit a strongly pro-Punk reaction which isn't helped by his adversaries being massively overpushed (Ryback, Cena and Sheamus) and him being booked to appear an underdog against the unstoppable "forces of good"). As a face I would go as far as to say he got one of the best if not the best reactions and crowd support in a long period for a face.
Considering that crowds have become so passive and quiet in recent years the reactions and heat he regularly gets is pretty remarkable. So to say he cannot garner heat is factually incorrect.
Compared to the vast majority of the roster Punk has provided numerous exciting moments and if this forum is anything to go by(quite debatable to be fair) he regularly gets viewers excited for his segments. Instead of Punk who do you think should be in that spot?
Marking out for:
-Orton, Ziggler, Christian, Punk
-MCMG, Kenny Omega
-CFC - Drogba, Zola, Gudjohnsen, Mata :'(
-Condit, Lytle, Serra, Hendo
-The Wire, Game of Thrones, Arrow, Parks & Rec,
-NYG - Eli, Strahan
On the Bandwagon of:
-Evolution, Ambrose, Rollins
-Weidman, Shad, Mendes, Chandler
-Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn 9 9, Suits
-Fury, Froch, GGG, Frampton, Algieri
-LAC - CP3, Griffin
Last edited by mr.socko2101; 01-21-2013 at 01:54 PM.