Do people realise Punk has done a lot the ground work for Punk Vs The Rock?
Now I expect in the next few weeks and im unsure whether it has happened yet but people saying how The Rock returning has boosted ratings and boosted PPV buys. But while that is essentially true he couldn't have done it without CM Punk.
CM Punk has been putting in the hard ground work for months now, developing his character and doing the seemingly impossible turning heel.
CM Punk is naturally liked by a lot of crowds and so the last 6 months have been about getting as much heat and as much anger from the crowd as he can and why? SO fans are so frustrated and angered by his repetitive shtick that they want to see him lose the title so much. Turning him into a coward who manges to scrap through with a win no matter what the odds is just another way to wind up the crowd etc.
This in turn means when The Rock does turn up, more people tune in and buy the PPV because they want to see Punk lose and want to see The Rock get the better of him.
Whilst The Rock does pop ratings and PPVs buys he is only as good as his opponent.
Because if The Rock was feuding with pretty much anyone of 95% of the roster ratings and ppv buys wouldn't be anywhere near as high.
- Machoman Randy Savage - Bret Hart -Stone Cold Steve Austin -The Undertaker - Shawn Michaels - Chris Jericho - CM Punk - Bret Hart - Jimmy Snuka - Ricky Steamboat - Rowdy Riper - Scott Hall - Edge - Christian - Kurt Angle - Brock Lesnar - Bam Bam Bigelow - Yokozuna - William Regal -
- Paul Heyman - Paul Bearer - Jim Cornette - Vince McMahon - Jim Ross -
Last edited by doinktheclowns; 01-24-2013 at 07:13 PM.