Re: Official The Rock vs. CM Punk Discussion Thread
The brawl was fine, and last week's promo was so hate-filled between the two men, especially on Punk's end, that they warranted a brawl. Didn't feel forced at all. However, it clearly wasn't the strongest it could've been and I think a big part of that is due to the abrupt ending. It felt like right as they were getting started and a lot of people were coming down to break it up, the show ended. They should've had more time to really go at it.
With that in mind, for the maximum result for the feud as a whole, they should've done this at the go-home show next-week on Raw or Smackdown, because now next week, what are they supposed to do to top it? Another brawl? Meh. Another "heated" chat? Eh. It feels like they reached the top they could do now before their match at Royal Rumble. Next week I don't have a clue what they'll do to keep the momentum of the feud going from the last few weeks. So yeah, it probably should've been the end of Raw next week.
How I would've done it was last night on Raw, after Rock's played a few songs and had his fill, Punk ambushes Rock from behind, hits him with the guitar or something, and hit the GTS. Then next week it would've been set up perfectly for Rock and Punk to get it on like what we saw tonight, except do it in the ring, with more time.
Edit: Oh, and lol to those thinking Punk is going to get cheered more than Rock/get Rock booed at RR. Not gonna happen, and frankly, considering Punk is the clear cut heel, they better be hoping for character alignment sake that it's not 80-20 in Rock's favor, it should be 100% in Rock's favor and 100% against Punk. Of course there will always be some people who will cheer Punk in the audience no matter what, but I'm expecting a very pro-Rock crowd RR and Punk to get booed out of the building.
I'm watching you...
Last edited by The Evil Santadow; 01-15-2013 at 04:54 AM.