The Burial of CM Punk
by, 10-04-2011 at 09:03 PM (9035 Views)
Okay guys. Although it is not my opinion that CM Punk is getting buried, I have seen several comments recently from people with the opinion that WWE creative is burying Punk. So I'm putting my thoughts out to you.
I believe the last time we heard Punk speak on Raw was the night after NOC, when he stated that there was a conspiracy in the WWE, but not the conspiracy Miz & Truth were talking about. That was interrupted quite quickly and wasn't much special, but I'm probably comparing it to that promo when I say 'not much special'. Punk lost at NOC, although it wasn't really clean to be fair. Punk got smashed in the face with a pipe at HIAC and Del Rio pinned him. He came in to hit the GTS in the 12-man tag match.
You know what? If someone presented these arguments to me without any prior knowledge, I would agree he's being buried. But he can't be in every main event of every PPV and constant shoot-style promos would get stale.
Creative have, for once, been very clever with their handling of Punk.
We should also bear in mind that other storylines and rivalries exist. Punk alone has been keeping us excited about Raw and his matches with John Cena were great, so great that they were taking the heat out of other angles with other Superstars because everyone was tuning in to watch Punk.
There is also the current angle with Triple H and the firings of Truth and Miz to bear in mind. CM Punk doesn't really fit in there, and yet the angle at HIAC with them destroying everything was brilliant, and I am dying to see next week's Raw after the ending to Monday night.
It may feel like he's being buried slightly, but a Superstar is not being buried if he's main-evented the last 4 pay-per-views. He lost the belt immediately after his win at SummerSlam -- they put the belt on Del Rio for the upcoming Mexico tour. He lost to Triple H at NOC -- the storyline would not make sense if 'H lost his COO position at that point in time. Besides, a non-championship match main-evented Night of Champions. He lost at HIAC -- it was Triple Threat and Del Rio used a pipe; not many people get up after being smashed in the head.
And for those of you who STILL think he's getting buried, there's an article just up saying he may be due a major push because of his merch sales. Great stuff.
Jim Ross recently posted on his Twitter that he thought it was strange that WWE's policy is not to mention referee's names on TV, especially with the current ref angles. Well, 3 of them (Chioda, Patton, Armstrong) were name-dropped on Raw, and Chioda even got some mic time which I thought was great.
Some work needed on his promos though
Last night, the whole of the heel roster and about 7 babyfaces surrounded the ring for the vote of confidence. So much for polling all of the Superstars. Brass claims they didn't want certain Superstars getting heat.
CM Punk should have at least been there, with his quest for change and everything.
Just a couple of extra things I wanted to touch on. Hope you enjoyed it, please offer feedback and add your opinions!