Thursday, June 30, 2011

Did CM Punk go too far?

That's the question everyone's been asking since Raw abruptly went off the air Monday night.

That, and was it real or scripted?

Well, I can tell you it was most definitely scripted. However, the scripts are many times based upon real life...

If the powers that be were upset over Punk's actions, I doubt their would have been so many "updates" from WWE's social media and web sites throughout the day on Tuesday. Usually when a Superstar does wrong, if WWE makes any acknowledgement, it's brief, and then WWE distracts us with something else.

Oh, that and they taped their July 4th Raw shortly after this week's Raw ended, and "developments" were made, including the show opening with John Cena discussing the matter. (Hopefully that wasn't too spoilery for you... if you want to know details, you can easily search online for the play-by-play.)

So, did he go too far? I think that was the point of his monologue.

The thing is CM Punk did his job. His promo work usually is fast-forward material (even though he was outstanding as an announcer), but his work Monday night got people talking.

He took Raw from its doldrums to something people want to watch again. As I believe Jim Ross said sometime this week, it was return to the Attitude Era.

Hopefully, Punk can keep it up and will stay with the WWE after July 17, or inspire others to follow in his footsteps, so this new era of attitude can save our fast-forward buttons...


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