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Jim Ross posted his latest official blog entry, where he overwhelmingly praised the Over The Limit WWE Championship Match between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan:

The WWE Title bout was the overwhelming show stealer in Raleigh. @CMPunk vs. @WWEDanielBryan had one of the best bouts that I can recall seeing in years.

Was it better than WM28 Undertaker vs. HHH? Not in my view but it was damn close and considering the atmosphere at OTL compared to Miami that's a viable compliment. Plus, regarding Taker-HHH, I'm biased because I had the opportunity to call that one. Just being honest.

Punk vs. Bryan has the personality traits of some of the business great, mat rivalries where seemingly every time out a great match occurred.

Jack Brisco vs. Dory Funk, Jr. had amazing chemistry and, arguably, the best, pure wresting rivalry ever over the long haul.

Verne Gagne vs. Nick Bockwinkel in the AWA was another classic, wrestling rivalry that clicked and stood the test of time.

Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat's long, series of bouts will be remembered for years to come as some of the best wrestling matches of their generation. Naitch vs. the Dragon also came in an era where there were numerous top stars who could get it done inside the ropes. Being on cable TV at that time in the late 80's helped the perception of Flair/Steamboat as well.

Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels had some amazing matches as were outlined on their Rivalry DVD that is currently available on NetFlix. There's SO much more to the Hitman-HBK rivalry than simply Montreal/Survivor Series 1997. However, the bottom line is that these two had chemistry and told tremendous stories inside the ropes.

Steve Austin vs. The Rock was a huge money earning rivalry that headlined three WrestleMania events. Austin and Rock also had amazing chemistry and brought out the best in each other.

Austin and Rock were two talented men with strong, almost obsessive egos who both HAD to be number one. Those traits/elements created magic.
On a side note, many fans today would likely complain loudly if two men headlined three Wrestlemanias considering what I heard when two great stars such as Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels had two WM main events.

So to see Punk vs. Bryan Sunday night at OTL on PPV was amazingly refreshing to me. They were virtually seamless, had animalistic intensity, dehabilitating strikes, crippling and painful submissions and told an overwhelmingly compelling story.

It would appear that WWE has found lightning in a bottle with the two, former independent grapplers who paid their dues time and time again for little money to earn the opportunity to play at the highest level in the business, the WWE.

Punk and Bryan certainly are not '8X10 guys' but are two superbly conditioned, highly skilled, physically and mentally tough athletes who have sprinkled in just enough 'show biz' to make each man a uniquely marketable package.

Hopefully we will be treated to more of these two men in the future. This rivalry has unlilmited potential including the opportunity for an Ironman Match, 30 or 60 minutes, among many other show stealers.

Punk vs. Bryan Sunday night would have held up in any era of the business that I've personally been involved and that takes us back to the mid 70's. Bravo to both men. I wish that the WWE had a locker room full of CM Punk's and Daniel Bryan's."
source: JR's BBQ blog

JR will always admit when he sees true talent, and despite what many of the trolls and doubters on here say, JR is dead on about Punk and Bryan.
 

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Re: Good Ol' JR on Bryan/Punk

Wait. What did I just read? Did he just compare Austin and Rock to Punk and Bryan?
 

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Re: Good Ol' JR on Bryan/Punk

Wait. What did I just read? Did he just compare Austin and Rock to Punk and Bryan?
Context is a beautiful thing.

JR's remarks are 100% right.
 

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Re: Good Ol' JR on Bryan/Punk

Wait. What did I just read? Did he just compare Austin and Rock to Punk and Bryan?
He's J.R., if anyone can make that comparison, it's him.
 

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Re: Good Ol' JR on Bryan/Punk

Say what you want about JR, but he has 2 bigtime talents. Calling pro-wrestling matches and noticing pro-wrestling talent. So I'll take JR opinions, and happen to agree with him on this subject as well.

Abnd DesRow is spot on about context being a beautiful thing.
 

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Re: Good Ol' JR on Bryan/Punk

Do you make any threads that aren't about Punk or Bryan?
Yep if you look at my sig you will see that I, believe it or not, actually like people other then them as well! :rolleyes: And with that I have made "countless" threads on guys like Dean Ambrose, Kassius Ohno, Antonio Cesaro, Kevin Steen, Bray Wyatt and many many others! The reason I make so many threads on Punk and Bryan is because they are actually doing a lot of relevant things, and have been for quite some time. It also doesn't hurt that I've met and conversed with both of them at different times, and they were nothing but gracious and cool to me.
 

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I tweaked the title of the thread a bit hoping this wouldn't just get merged with the official Punk v. Bryan thread.

I love reading JR's thoughts about stuff like this.
 
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I tweaked the title of the thread a bit hoping this wouldn't just get merged with the official Punk v. Bryan thread.

I love reading JR's thoughts about stuff like this.
Ah I was wondering why it changed lol! That's fine, it's a great idea! The last thing I want is this thread getting merged and forgotten about.
 

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Re: Good Ol' JR on Bryan/Punk

Wait. What did I just read? Did he just compare Austin and Rock to Punk and Bryan?
Yes, and rightly so.

The put on different styles of matches, but its the chemistry at the heart of it that elevates these things from half decent match in a forgettable feud to legendary feuds and main event matches.

Rock/Austin is the very definition of it, Punk/Bryan is the exact same thing.

That they got no build up so we could have endless johnny/cena buildup for that waste of 15 minutes is pretty much as poor as creative could possibly get.

Punk/Bryan is what should be driving the WWE over the summer.
 

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Re: Good Ol' JR on Bryan/Punk

THANOS, do you have a link to the match on youtube/dailymotion? I was watching Clippers/Spurs game so I missed the PPV.

It must've been good if it's getting this much praise.
 

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I agree with what he said. These two are great, I was going to stop watching wrestling after this years mania but these 2, Bryan in particular, have kept me interested
 

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Well this has been Punk's least sloppiest match, he still fucked up in the end tho, which was the easiest and most important thing to fucking do!
 

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Well this has been Punk's least sloppiest match, he still fucked up in the end tho, which was the easiest and most important thing to fucking do!
I dunno man if you saw the backstage promo he gave post match, then you'll see he may have done that on purpose. He talked about how he won't tap out when it counts from bell to bell, but there's no shame in tapping out after the three count, because the pain is still excruciating regardless.
 
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