Originally Posted by Itami
It's not that people don't get it. It's just that sometimes he can do with 3 less jokes. Some of them were a bit silly. I'm not one of those who's arguing about who won or whatever, but still some of you die-hard Rock fans need to get why some people might be put off by it, especially for this promo.
I think it's what makes the dynamic between the Punk and Rock characters better. I also thought the Rock promo was fantastic because he came across as one of the heroes that Punk lives to thwart. Rock was super serious most of the way to build the title match and yeah, he threw in the lowest common denominator humor, but that's perfect for the whole ideology Punk has of being this "I hate everything mainstream" or gimmicks & company favorites over straight-forward wrestling
talent. It's a feud you can look at and think, "Yeah, these guys wouldn't get along in any walk of life" and the rivalry is compelling to me because of that and because the delivery was on point from both. No, I personally didn't particularly laugh at the jokes, the crowd ate it up, but I was completely sold on the Royal Rumble match by both men.