Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2011
the problem with Rock/Cena and now Rock/Punk's build up
They have no idea how to build these feuds up. In Cena/Rock every week, we got the same bashing and shooting on the opponent. Every week. Now it looks like they're going the same route with Punk/Rock. It was ridiculous how Punk came out just for the sake of shooting/bashing, and next week Rock will do the Rock Concert, where yet again we will hear constant insults/bashing.
My point here is, that is not how you build up a feud. Cm Punk, John Cena and Rock are all three top professional stars, who are meant to be too big to care about any comments someone makes, so the pointless bashing just seems very unprofessional and you can't expect the person to act 'offended', or in IWC's words 'sell' the bashing that comes their way.
Now i know that these are all big talkers and people expect to see them have some heated promos. But the way they are being booked is outright stupid. They shoot on each other just for the sake of shooting on each other. As professional wrestlers they need to have reasons to be angry, bashing or insulting the opponent. For example Rock cost Cena the title at WM 27, yet that was barely brought up in their build up to WM 28, it was a good reason for them to heat things up but no, WWE went with the unprofessional bashing. Same with Rock/Punk. They could have turned this heated, had Rock come out and straight up go for Punk because he GTS'd Rock on the 1000th episode, but we are expected to believe that Rock 'respects' what Punk did. They are turning professional wrestlers into pop celebrities, they have lost their own art of wrestling.
Punk came out on Raw and gave a similar shoot to the one he did in 2011, but it was really out of time so it didn't deliver nearly as well. What he should have done was come out and explain his attack on Rock and why hates The Rock. He could have talked about how Rock just comes back and gets anything he wants, and that irks Punk and that's why he has no respect for Rock and attacked him on the 1000th episode. He could have explained how Rock coming out to be the hero and do the People's Elbow on Big Show was what triggered Punk to attack Rock. That would have given them so much material to work their promos and actually given them a decent backstory/storyline. But Punk preferred to talk about how people don't matter and it was honestly ridiculous, the constant 'you all don't matter' cheap heat tactic.
Also when Rock came out, he preferred to use his same-old tactics where he literally asks the crowd to chant something for him, and goes on to make lame jokes. When he should have talked about his goal to become WWE Champion and how/why he hates Punk. His jokes on Smackdown against Rhodes Scholars actually made sense, cause that was a homecoming promo on two random superstars. But his feud with Punk is meant to be more serious, more serious than making jokes and laughing everything off at every turn possible.
If the Punk/Rock feud has any chance of becoming one of the greatest feuds of all time like most people on here are expecting, then it actually needs a decent storyline/backstory, and the overused 'break-kayfabe' shooting needs to stop.
Not Removing Until:
John Cena faces Undertaker at Wrestlemania [ ]
Sheamus and Cm Punk are the 2 World Champions [X] -Wrestlemania 28
John Morrison wins World Title [ ]
John Cena losses cleanly [X]- Wrestlemania 28 Rock Beats John Cena
John Cena turns heel [ ]
Shawn Michaels returns for One More Match[ ]
Daniel Bryan beats a Main Eventer cleanly [ ]