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Join Date: Apr 2012
Re: Official The Rock vs. CM Punk Discussion Thread
Whenever I'm reading some of these posts, it's usually one of these things or the other: "YAY! ROCKY'S HERE TO SAVE US, AND BURY THAT OVERRATED VANILLA MIDGET INDY FAGGOT PHIL!" or "MAN, I HOPE THE GAWD, CM PUNK, KICKS DWAYNE'S CANDY ASS AND SEND HIS HACK HASBEEN ASS BACK TO HOLLYWOOD!"
Is it wrong to give credit to one, WITHOUT discrediting the other? I'm a Rocky mark, I'll admit it. I've been cheering this dude since I was 5 years old, so seeing him compete in this day and age of WWE, and quite possibly becoming WWE Champion again makes me happy, and brings back warm nostalgic memories.
However, I also acknowledge, and RESPECT, the tremendous reign that CM Punk has had. You don't just give someone a long title reign such as this for the fuck of it. And Rock has paid attention to what Punk has done, in some ways carrying this company on his back during this reign, and that's why that (according to dem dirtsheets) he wanted Punk to keep the belt on him leading into Royal Rumble, making the significance of this match much more important.
So, again, if you're a fan of Rock, or a fan of Punk, that's fine, don't be ashamed of it, but don't do it at the behest of the other, as both guys are tremendous athletes, performers, and will both go down as All-Time Greats when things are said and done.
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