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Just watched Rock V Brock I in summerslam, it's an absolute crime this match isn't going to happen, then the match was massive, now you've got 10 times as much start power, with the same people, please make it happen WWE.

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A little shocked at the poll. Two years ago, almost Rock fan anywhere were calling Punk a bum who would never get a match with Rock. Now, almost as many people think Punk might win than Rock. Funny how times change.
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Imagine if Cena was still holding the RAW Money In The Bank briefcase during this time..
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I think now they shouldn't have any segments between Punk and Rock.Punk saying again that he is going to kick Rock's ass and all his insults are kiddy jokes would be repetitive and Rock making fun of Punk would be repetitive.Make them wrestle.How about Rock and Punk VS Rhode Scholars?In which Punk screws Rock by giving him the GTS.Give us something like that.If you want to have a segment then how about Rock/Punk/Austin segment at RAW 20th anniversary?That would be epic!And then Austin giving either one a stunner.Give us something like that WWE,give us something like that!
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The Rock and CM Punk practicing Rock Bottoms and Ric Flair taking an anaconda vice.

1. I thought this the other day that it was a bit strange how close to the action the camera was when The Rock gave CM Punk a rock bottom. By that I mean it was very close to them both and I thought it would have been better if you could see the rock bottom in its full like the distance there was when Brock Lesnar gave John Cena a F-5. Viewing it from that distance means you can see it in full and therefore it looks more effective.

CM Punk is one of the best wrestlers in WWE so I doubt he would struggle to take a rock bottom but I thought that them filming it so close to them was just in case it went wrong. Also when RAW went off air CM Punk came back out and gave CM Punk 3 more Rock Bottoms. Seems like they are practicing it for the real deal.

2. Usually in a WWE feud the partispants take it in turn each week to get the better of each other. Although CM Punk was great on the mic the other day the winner of the battle was The Rock as CM Punk went away with a Rock Bottom and thats how the end of the show wil be remembered. So by WWE standards you would expect that CM Punk gets the better of his opponent next week.

I doubt WWE will want to make The Rock look weak in the run up to this match. So I see Ric Flair been the sacrificial lamb and seen as he wont be able to take a GTS I would imagine their segment (which has been rumoured) will result in CM Punk giving Ric Flair an anaconda vice to end RAW.

3. If we do get the usual each opponent getting the better of each other each week then that would leave CM Punk looking weak on the go home show. And that would be a possible indication that CM Punk walks away as the winner.

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Perhaps the camera being so close was simply as a result of it being in the ring for the lengthly promos cut by both men and nothing more?
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Flair Responds To Punk Pipe Bomb

Ric Flair responds to WWE Champion CM Punk's latest "pipe bomb"

WWE Champion CM Punk has made his name of late as a man who’s not afraid to speak the truth, or at least, to speak his mind. Ever since that fateful night in Las Vegas 19 months ago, The Straight Edge Superstar has proven he’s not afraid to target anyone in WWE, from the Chairman to the Chief Operating Officer to the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw, if it means getting what he wants. He’s even taken to launching his “pipe bombs” at the WWE Universe as of late, which if not incredibly ironic, is certainly brazen and an unmistakable mark of how boundless Punk’s rage is at the “system” that surrounds him.

But among the volleys of the champion’s latest verbal blitzkrieg this past Monday are strewn a couple shells that may have woken the sleeping dragon. Punk said:

“I don’t care about the people of Tampa Bay, Fla. There are good guys and there are bad guys in this world, and make no mistake about it ladies and gentlemen: I am a bad, bad man, and I can freely admit it.
“But Ric Flair will come out here and he’ll cry his 182-year-old eyes out and say ‘Oh, I did it for all of you’ — now [the Tampa crowd is] wooing. Shawn Michaels can come out here and lose his smile and find his smile, but then in a tearful Hall of Fame speech he’ll say that his entire career was just to gain your acceptance. And then a man like Edge is forced to retire and he’ll say that he misses competing for people like you. Now these people, these men are either weak or they’re dishonest and they’re liars. It’s either one or the other …
“Two types of people on this earth: those born to be in the spotlight and those born to pay to see the people in the spotlight. You are born to pay to see champions like me. It’s not the other way around.
Even for a Superstar known for scorched-earth missives, those are strong words. But as the old saying goes, two can play that game, and never one to take abuse from anybody, “The Nature Boy” himself has fired back.

“The fans do matter,” Flair told in an exclusive interview. “When I was performing at any point in time, I performed because I wanted to be the best, No. 1. I wanted fans to walk out that door — whether they liked me or didn’t like me — saying they saw everything they expected to and more.”

The 16-time World Champion (and recently dubbed one of the “creators of swag” by LeBron James) is certainly no stranger to controversy and divided reactions. Flair’s storied career was marked by endless stints of wheeling and dealing his way to various championships, which he didn’t always retain through the most scrupulous of means, much like Punk. Despite the fact “Naitch” has certainly amassed his fair share of enemies through the years, however, he emphasized the importance of performing for the WWE Universe.

“I performed to gain fans’ respect,” Flair said. “I think I’ve gained respect because I haven’t always been the most loved guy in the wrestling business. I spent a lot of years being a bad guy.”

Asked whether he could find some common ground with Punk’s insistence that he performs for his own benefit, though, The Dirtiest Player in the Game responded, quite emphatically, in the negative.

“No! Why would I perform for myself?” Flair said. “I couldn’t wait to walk out that door and show people what I had, whether they liked me or not.”

And as it turns out, “Naitch” might have a “pipe bomb” or two of his own left in the tank despite the champion’s critical assumptions; he concluded the interview not with an anecdote or a platitude, but a personal message to CM Punk himself.

“Like I said, if you like me or don’t like me, learn to love it baby, because it is the best thing going today. And that’s the quote I’ll drop on him [down the line] if I see him. WOO!!!”
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One of the loudest ovations I've ever received. Thank U @WWE Universe! Tonight.. #RockOnSmackdown
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Isn't Punk a fan of Dwayne now since he's Roadblock in the upcoming GI Joe movie?
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