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The Irrationality of Rock Critics/Punk Lovers

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I am a new member here who joined for the sole purpose of this blog, I am not theatrical, I am practical therefore excuse my rather stagnant blog as I won't be writing with charisma.

I check here periodically in my free time and one issue has particularly caught my eye more than any other IWC criticism.... That issue is, obviously, the return of Dwayne Johnson. There are blatant facts that users seem to be oblivious to in regards to his pursue of the title at the expense of CM Punk, i'm here to clarify why, from an objective perspective, this is one of the best moves for the wwe currently.... As well as exposing the single mindedness and ignorance that remains consistent amongst the iwc (which is why it shouldn't be appeased)

I will try to keep this concise

First off the case of the IWC bandwagon
The internet wrestling crowd consists of a handful of individuals who have an aptitude, whether professional or experience wise, for wrestling as a business and product while a large majority consists of single minded fans (the mark children and the smarks who are just as egocentric) The reason your voice is rarely heard is because you are inconsistent in your opinions and there are too many opinions to entertain. The IWC is so biased they rarely comprehend the decisions made by wwe or opinions that dispute their own (The wwe is a multi million dollar coporation, they're not hiring imbecile writers or employees, they function toward a common goal) So many of the IW community are simply over opinionated marks who will bandwagon the "coolest" segment placed in front of them for instance....

Cm punk was a mildly appealing pre shoot, he was barely over with the iwc until he worked you over and he said words you identified with (it doesn't take talent to speak your mind... Anyone could have did that promo) Wwe has a lack of star power therefore when they find something that works they capitalize upon it hence CM punk's title reign and the extension of his gimmick. We seem to forget that wwe is an entertainment company, this is why it has become this successful, it is not wrestling based anymore but there are plenty of alternatives for the latter (though wwe tries to preserve the dignity of the "sport"). Cm punk is the most entertaining WRESTLER thus there is noone better to hold the belt currentl than him but it is a testament to how dire wwe's situation is (it reflects in the ratings) When Cena retires then a large demographic will tune out and Ryback is hardly a replacement. Cm punk is nothing special and it is because he is active on such a dense roster that he outshines his peers and the IWC has so much vested interest. Should he underperform, or the next superstar emerges, you will turn on him due to overexposure (the same happened with Zack Ryder and Lesnar's return)
We're searching for perfect scenarios that may be in the minority, at the end of the day you account for a minor niche that they can't afford to satisfy, be happy they have in many ways.

Now, as I have stated above the wwe lacks a substantive roster, in addition many factors contribute to it's decreasing popularity therefore they must rely on past attractions to benefit the product (which in turn benefits the employees)
Cue one of the biggest attractions from the highest rated eras in wrestling: "The Rock"
It's funny, the man was booed in 2004 by the same fans who begged his return, only to boo him again, the IWC's criticism of the rock is the most immature, short sighted and selfish arguments I have ever heard.
He didn't have to return, the man has made an alternative career for himself (like you see many wrestlers doing i.e. Adam Copeland) he didn't have to retire due to injury or spend the rest of his career entertaining ungrateful fans.
The man return to help the business that made him famous
Why is he winning the title? To put cena over, who in the modern era is suitable to end punk's "legendary" reign? Why did punk hold the belt this long to begin with when ryback was en route to win it?
Yes CM punk is a hardworker but it's his JOB to be, Cena works just as hard but is hated for his character, rock is a part timer but that is the ramification of his schedule. You say solidify the title? (which is a miracle after the miz won it) Punk held it 400 days and loses it to a legend rather than a current superstar, the power draw Dwayne Johnson gives it a little prestige then drops it to cena
From a business standpoint, fused with common sense, this is the absolute best scenario regarding that title and the current product.
Your dream match of streak vs streak is impractical, your wishes of ziggler vs Daniel Bryan for the WHC at WM is improbable, it's admirable you admire workers and wrestlers but these are the dynamics of the WWE machine.

I must admit this is the main reason I watch any Raw, it is one of the most important components of the programming and the most pivotal to a wrestler becoming a star and attraction
The rock seems to be criticized for his cartoonish and repetitive promos while punk is revered for a more edgy and serious style... This is actually an accurate response considering their mic work are completely different.
The rock has never broke kayfabe, his promos have always been corny and farfetched "pancake your ass on outta here" but it's part of his character as an entertainer... His talent was in his delivery, his charisma and ability to captivate a crowd (like noone else but hogan and cena could do, austin was popped for his actions)
Cm punk has adopted this "speak my mind" style where he's able to say heelish promos, break kayfabe and criticize daniel bryan for doing exactly what he did... It's not talent, it's the benefit of this being apart of his character. Naturally with his style it will please the IWC moreso than cookiepuss but that's in the design.
Stealing spots
The current roster is inadequate, had the rock not returned they would still be in the same position... Why? Because building talent is trial and error, many are underdeveloped and do not possess the talent needed to draw on a large scale, ryback is the only legitimate prospect and he is a generic copy of wwe's old formula to creating powerhouses. Yes they can wrestle but they are not special attractions, the rock isn't holding their spot... They haven't earned one. This is why randy Orton, cena, Batista etc were constantly main eventing, because of their drawing power.. Wwe hasn't become this successful because of pure wrestling matches, but because they blended wrestling with entertainment, they are not going to change a formula that has gotten them this far.


In my attempt to stay short winded I was not elaborate, if you need me to explain further I will but this is common sense to any rational individual.
Rarely do I engage in conversations pertaining to wrestling, as I am simply a viewer due to my exposure to the superheroes as a child but there is no legitimate reason to dislike the program that the returning rock is involved with.

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  1. Holographic_Universe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RagefulRhino
    I agree with you on some points, but I don't think there's anything irrational to liking CM Punk. He's great on the mic, charismatic, and fantastic technical wrestler. I think there are some valid criticisms for Rock. Yes, he's perhaps the greatest of all time, but would it kill him to show up more? I can tell you're probably a Rock fan because you appear to think more people like Punk than The Rock. Believe me, coming from a Punk fan, that's not the case.

    There is no issue in liking CM punk but subjectively speaking there is nothing propriety about him as a performer, give Antonio Cesaro the same gimmick and he will deliver. I can respect his skills yet they are average in comparison to past performers (i.e angle)

    Haha in regards to him showing up more, it probably would kill him, we must remember his other commitments
  2. Dr. Death's Avatar
    The Rock sucks!! Always has and always will - just ask his boyfriend. You sir are dillusional in thinking that Ryback is a big draw, and that there wasn't any talent in the WWE since Rock left - Rock didn't need to come back - all that needed to happen was for Vince to pull his head out of his ass and retire already.
    Updated 01-22-2013 at 07:45 PM by Dr. Death
  3. alcrissam's Avatar
    Unfortunately on this site and many others, wrestlers tend to come and go as flavor of the month. Punk just so happens to be this month.

    Its nice to read stuff like this. You should really blog more.
  4. shortncurly's Avatar
    Many of Punk's supporters were fans of his years before making it to WWE. They are people that a different style of wrestling, other than WWE, is appealing. Punk is (and has always been) a complete alternative to what we expect from mainstream wrestlers. Some people, myself included, prefer when people speak their mind instead of act out rediculous storylines.

    That said, it is only natural for these long time supporters will continue supporting him. He remains different and stands out. The rock has his schtick, which is fine, but it is nothing new or groundbreaking.
  5. JustinC00's Avatar
    Just gonna have to disagree with this
    "and cena could do, austin was popped for his actions"

    Cena isn't in the same category of Austin, Rock and Hogan. Austin's been gone for years but the people still do the "What" thing.
    I really think you should go watch an Austin promo and see how the crowd is.

    Did you see Cena last night? You think Austin would have went out there and failed like that?
  6. Holographic_Universe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JustinC00
    Just gonna have to disagree with this
    "and cena could do, austin was popped for his actions"

    Cena isn't in the same category of Austin, Rock and Hogan. Austin's been gone for years but the people still do the "What" thing.
    I really think you should go watch an Austin promo and see how the crowd is.

    Did you see Cena last night? You think Austin would have went out there and failed like that?
    People will continue to cheer "yes", and "no" years after Daniel Bryan is gone.

    No doubt that cena isn't as talented, he is another man who gained his leverage through convenience (obviously a Brock alternative), but his ability to identify with a crowd is something that made the other 3 icons... He is the PG Hogan

    But in regards to Austin, haha my friend I've done my fair share of viewing, Austin's character was perfectly suited for attitude era but more importantly he was always popped for his actions, his promos were secondary to this. He could cut a decent promo but were are you more to remember? His promo at ecw in 2005 or stunning McMahon? Alternatively Hogan rock and cena are fan suited chracters
  7. Dr. Death's Avatar
    Hogan, Cena, and Rock are also always "popped" for their actions. Rock's only talent is his mic work, Hogan may have been the "flavor of the 80's" but still can't wrestle or sell moves, Austin may have been tailored to the attitude era but will still be remembered as one of the best ever, Bret Hart was one of the best, and there is something about CM Punk that could potentially make him stand out above the rest. However nobody will ever top Ric Flair as far as promos and in ring work go so far to date.
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