There is no duty we so much underrate as... being happy. -Robert Louis Stevenson
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: On the Cusp of the Schwarzschild Radius
Re: "Backstage" News on Punk's Status, Being Compared to Bret Hart
It's rather evident how much they are reliant on Punk at the moment, with the ever-thinning main event level roster and whatnot. Orton is now making a movie and has lost quite a bit of mojo/momentum and probably just a touch of respect and admiration as a locker room leader in the immediate aftermath of his Wellness policy suspension. Cena is completely banged up and simply can't work live events or even TV at the moment, either. Sheamus, Big Show and Alberto Del Rio are all working Smackdown events at the moment. Rey Mysterio gets injured every other month and is in constant agonizing pain and needs to strongly consider retirement in the near future.
Truth be told, once you get past the above names, with Cena and Orton out, probably the hottest act and at least plausible "draw" for a bunch of fans, of sorts, would be Team Hell No. I was reading house show reports from this past weekend and Team Hell No have opened up a bunch of live events to get the crowd going immediately, and they've been wrestling Kofi Kingston and R-Truth, and Team Hell No's so hot and over, that the fans are even booing Kofi and especially Truth during the matches, haha.
Credit to TAR/Stiffy for Bringing This .Gif to My Attention