LANDPHIL MARATHON: REGARDING THE CM PUNK “SHOOT”
Hello, wrestling fans!
Sometimes in the world of wrestling things can happen that are not a part of the “script.” These rare moments are some of the greatest things that can happen on live TV, because the audience gets to see something “real” instead of the same old boring fake wrestling crap. There have been a couple of times over the years when a wrestler will take advantage of the fact that it is live television and say something on the mic that wasn’t planned. In the wrestling world it is know as a “shoot.”
Such a moment occurred this past Monday on Raw. A wrestler called CM Punk came out on TV and said some pretty crazy things about Vince McMahon (video above). Some people are saying he is trying to get fired. I think it is very entertaining for sure. I love it when someone has the balls to shake things up a bit in the stale world of WWE.
Punk came out on TV and started by saying that he was the best blah blah blah normal wrestling stuff, but then he broke the fourth wall and started telling John Cena that he is as good at kissing Vince McMahon’s ass as Hulk Hogan was (ha!). Then he started talking about how Brock Lesnar left the WWE like he is going to do, and put over Paul Heymen. Then it got interesting… He went into a bit about how he’s mad that he isn’t on the WWE merch, isn’t in their movies, etc., and how pissed he is that The Rock is in the main event of Wrestlemania, and he isn’t.
But the best part of the shoot was when CM Punk said that he is just a spoke in the wheel of the giant corporation that is WWE, and that Vince McMahon’s company is going to continue to make money despite Vince’s crappy product. Then he has the guts to say “I’d like to think that this company will be better after Vince McMahon’s dead, but the fact is its going to be taken over by his idiotic daughter and his doofus son-in-law.” HA HA HA! YES!!!
In case you’re out of the loop, I will fill you in on how crazy it is that someone said that on live WWE TV. First of all, he insinuated (in a roundabout way) he hopes Vince dies so WWE can change for the better. Second of all, he publicly called out the Wrestler known as Triple H, who married into the McMahon family via Vince’s daughter, Stephanie, so he could have a permanent foothold in his dream job at the WWE. And thirdly, he called Stephanie an idiot on the show that for which she is the head writer. Good stuff!
There alot of wrestling nerds on the internet that say this whole thing was planned to get some serious heat going for CM Punk. But I don’t think that Punk would have started saying such crazy shit about the McMahon family on TV if it was scripted… I could be wrong, though. Either way, it was one of the most entertaining things I have seen on Raw in a looooong time, and it makes me want to tune in next week to see what happens next — like good wrestling should you know?
Anyways, I am out of here… see you next week!
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