CM Punk: I didn't want to over shadow the fights

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Sadyv site profile image  

1/29/12 11:54 PM by Sadyv

Punk's a cool guy, and the promos I've seen from him remind of the good old days, when guys like dusty rhodes, Flair, Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, they'd go out there and improve a great, meaningful promo.Most of what I've watched on youtube of modern wrestling, it all seems too scripted and insincere.A guy like Dusty or Punk give a great pro wrestling promo because it came from their heart and mind, using some of their real feelings to enhance the believability of their characters.Guys today looked like failed community college theater class drop outs stumbling over lines and looking about as genuine as a card board cutout.P.S. Caffeine is a powerful drug, straight edge people look more than a bit silly downing caffeinated colas while talking down beer and marijuana.

Zamiel site profile image  

1/29/12 10:44 PM by Zamiel

 The exposure for Punk would be good for WWE? No. It would have been GREAT for UFC. You absolutely cannot compare the worldwide audience for pro wrestling (WWE brand specifically) to the audience for MMA. Before you start with PPV numbers and all that shit, just remember who's on TV twice a week, week after week, putting on shows day after day nearly year round. Remember that John Cena is the most requested celebrity for the Make A Wish foundation and he was recently rewarded for making it happen. More people know who CM Punk and John Cena are than 90 percent of the UFC roster and that's a fact (and my 90 percent number is me being generous)If Punk and Sonnen had their way, I bet no one would have even known about it 'til it happened. The majority of WWE fans wouldn't have known about it at least, since it wouldn't be talked about on their TV show or among anyone but hardcore fans.I stand by my view that exposing Punk with a heroes' welcome to an audience of 4.5 million with many men 18-49 is good for something, sorry.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

1/29/12 10:25 PM by RyannVonDoom

Interesting take. Majority are converted prowrestling fans who are over zealous in their hatred. I think he made another mistake with this.. Could have made something beneficial to both.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

1/29/12 8:03 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Vince did pull the plug. My friend who works there said as such. It came down to one big thing. WWE fans will tune into UFC to see a WWE guy (see Brock)UFC fans will NOT tune into pro wrestling to see a UFC guy (see Shamrock or Tito Ortiz)So, it would have increased ratings on FOX as wrestling fans tuned in to watch Punk. Monday it would have done nothing for WWE as UFC fans weren't going to watch RAW. That's it. Simple as that and that's what employees of WWE are saying so I accept that as truth.

Tankhead site profile image  

1/29/12 7:56 PM by Tankhead


Alumynabjj site profile image  

1/29/12 7:50 PM by Alumynabjj

 My dad? Cause thats the only person I idolize you fuckin' nerd. 

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

1/29/12 7:36 PM by RyannVonDoom

Wah wah wah ya cunt. A lot of those you idolize have ties to prowrestling.

Rocky Dennis fan site profile image  

1/28/12 4:57 PM by Rocky Dennis fan

Are you fucking kidding me? A guy who I've never even heard of is afraid of overshadowing fights?! And worse yet, the UG has turned into a bunch of WWF fanboys. Nothing against WWF, but i'm seriously disappointed at the thought that mma had turned into the new Wwf?

FearTheClown site profile image  

1/28/12 4:36 PM by FearTheClown

I'm sure no-one would have give a f--k if someone from pro-wrasslin was on camera walking for 2 minutes.

Alumynabjj site profile image  

1/28/12 3:58 PM by Alumynabjj

Shocker you're a wrestling ya numbnutz