Is CM Punk the adult's John Cena?
by, 08-30-2011 at 05:59 PM (6028 Views)
Hi guys, this is my first blog on EWN and probably my last, as I struggle to come up with interesting topics and talk about them in-depth. However depending on the feedback I get, I might consider blogging again.
Let's first go back to a time in PG, before CM Punk was shooting the way only he can, and remember how dull the product was becoming. John Cena was in at least three quarters of championship angles, and although kids love to see 'The Champ' it was getting simply ridiculous. He is super-over under his superman gimmick with children, but it never clicked with adults because he is not seen as a wrestler.
You see, when a guy who is clearly entertaining but lacks a bit in in-ring ability goes over a really talented wrestler, it is very irritating; let's face it, we know the WWE is basically soap-opera these days, but we still want the 'wrestlers' and not 'entertainers' to get the push!
Clearly, Cena is the entertainer and CM Punk is the wrestler.
And yet, hasn't CM Punk become an entertainer recently? I mean yeah, his matches have been great recently - technical AND entertaining. The ending at MITB left us stunned, and until Raw 8 days later no-one knew what Punk's contract situation was. Until then, the storyline had countless possibilities.
So Cena and Punk have their back-and-forth arguments and fights, with the women and children cheering Cena as usual and the guys in the audience cheering the 'heel', thus making him a 'tweener'.
My point about entertainment was backed up last night, when the crowd for Punk vs The Miz was quite dead. Because it's not the matches that get us going at the moment; it is in fact, the promos. Cena is the children's Superman. Now, since his epic shoot, Punk has become a bit of an adult's superman too. When he talks, we stop and we fucking listen, because we know it will be great. We eat up every word that comes out of his mouth like... like little children!
There is a lot more I should add but I want to leave you to think about what I've said and leave your opinions below (which would be highly appreciated). Thanks for reading.