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Old 01-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #8531 (permalink)
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John Cunting Cena wins that fucking rumble and your worried about this?
Yeah, and having the RR match before the title match spoiled it for real! When I saw Cena winning the Rumble I just turned off the TV, it was obvious that The Rock was gonna win the title.
It's good for business you know... Bullshit company is bullshit and bullshit booking is... guess what? That's right, bullshit!

I hope Punk leaves this year so that way I will finally have a reason to stop watching this product!
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #8532 (permalink)
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Kayfabe wise, they want to tell you he took two Rock Bottoms on the outside first which weakened him. Finally after a long match, the People's Elbow was enough to do him in.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #8533 (permalink)
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idk to me it should take a main finisher to beat an opponent like punk was made out to be (longest reigning champ, beat all the current top stars, etc.) sure the people elbow is one of rocks finishers but the rock bottom is the main one. its like the undertaker, sure guys lose to him by the chokeslam and last ride but for the top guys it usually takes his main finisher the tombstone to finish the job.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #8534 (permalink)
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Enough of this "just a Peoples Elbow" shit. Its not real you marks.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #8535 (permalink)
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The Rock used to win ALL THE TIME withe the People's Elbow. He beat HHH for the title with it, he beat Hogan with it, etc.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #8536 (permalink)
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If Punk would have retained then it would be Punk v Cena at WM for the millionth time.

And I wouldn't call the feud "red hot", the match sucked I have no desire to see these guys in a big match again.

Rock v Cena >>>>>>>>>> Punk v Cena
Um... no, if the Rock lost at Royal Rumble then he would have assumedly continued the feud to Wrestlemania. And yes, the Punk/Rock match itself was underwhelming but the feud itself was far, far more entertaining than Rock/Cena's was. The big sell for that match was that it really was a dream match between two big names... these time around it doesn't really have that hype attached to it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #8537 (permalink)
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don't know why people keep shitting on the match since yesterday!
i rewatched and was a good match with great selling from the rock and great storytelling

anyway this Jason powell from prowrestling.net opinion
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The Rock vs. C.M. Punk: A very good main event. I know some people hated the restart of the match. I wasn't paying close attention to the time, so I bought into the possibility that they were going with the surprise finish of Punk going over. I knew there was a chance Vince McMahon would restart the match, but I also wondered if they were going to shock everyone by stripping Punk of the title. Once the match was restarted, it was pretty obvious where things were going, but I still enjoyed the overall ride they took us on.

It's cool that Punk can claim he was wronged because he scored the pin on Rock and the referee couldn't call what he did not see. It's even cooler that he controlled so much of the match. Punk never flinched with Rock during the buildup to the match, and he got a huge portion of the offense of the match. He may have lost the match, but he was treated like a star in the process. That won't be enough for some fans who are acting like they can't live in a world where Punk doesn't hold the championship. We'll miss you.

The only thing I really didn't care for was the People's Elbow finisher. I'm not a hater of the comedy move because it gets such a good reaction, but it's just not a WWE Championship finishing move. Why not go with the Rock Bottom or have Punk tap to the Sharpshooter? I hope they weren't going for the symbolism of The People's Elbow finishing off the man who said the people don't matter. Time stood still when the table collapsed and Rock appeared to injure his knee when the table collapsed. The hearts of everyone from Vince McMahon to John Cena to producers of Rock's upcoming Hollywood projects (if they were watching) must have skipped a couple beats.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #8538 (permalink)
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Yep.

Just like Rock316AE said the People's Elbow was symbolic of The Rock & the people defeating CM Punk.
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Also The Shield put Rock through a table, that's what he's referring too.
No i'm pretty sure he was referring to Punk since he was pleading the case that Punk was so beaten up from the Rock bottom and going through a table.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:50 PM   #8540 (permalink)
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And exactly how I tought, The Rock is no longer a wrestler. Punk worked hard to put a decent match (thing that it's exclusive his merit) but Rocky is just a tool to earn some occasional fans due to his acting carreer. There's some mistakes that prove that:
- The suicide dive, the wrestler that receive the move have to help the other to not fall too hard. He don't make any counterweight and Punk receive a hard strike.
- Same with the jump outside the ring doing a kind of axe handle or something like that.
- He repeats the same mistake he had with Foley, the Rock Botton in the announce table. Are you fucking stupid? you had that mistakes and you continue charging your weight in the same point.

I knew that wasn't the kind of match for a guy with his features, but fuck, you are good paid and doesn't matter how you do it? A same that a great WRESTLING worker like Punk had to resign to lose one of the greatest reigns in wwe history to a hollywood star. The fact gets worse when he face people like Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, even John Cenam that are great workers.
Watch Rock in his prime, he was never a brilliant technical wrestler but he could go at it with anyone and produce great matches with people as varied as Austin, Benoit and Mick Foley. So yes the Rock certainly can wrestle but he's old and ring rusty. They really should have run him through a few weeks of closed door full length matches and the odd tag match, just to build back up his stamina. Hopefully we might see them do this before and after Elimination Chamber, so he's actually in a decent state for WM.
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