Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WWE.com: The Rock confronts WWE Champion CM Punk

I got to watch the abridged version of the Rock/Punk confrontation from RAW on WWE.com.  Based on this edited version of the exchange I really enjoyed it.  However I realize that several things were not shown because I recall Tweets and discussion on A1, etc that referenced issues not shown in the WWE.com video.

While I can certainly appreciate that some don't enjoy the Rock's brand of humor, I thought Cookie Puss was pretty funny to be honest.  Beyond that I thought it served a purpose in that the Rock kind of needed to go more in that direction to help setup the conflict between the two more effectively.  While I have long been a fan of more serious mic work when it is called for I think you needed the Rock being "the Rock" in order to firmly establish CM Punk as the true alternative.

The Royal Rumble is just around the corner and I must admit that I am tempted to buy the show.  I think this battle between the Rock and CM Punk will make for one heck of a spectacle.  More so than even the Rock and Cena, this seems to be a real culture clash between two very different wrestlers and really two very different fanbases. 

For more on that particular discussion, I recommend you visit this A1-Wrestling.com thread.  Also if easily offended please excuse the controversial title.  The irreverence there is what makes A1W a cool place in my opinion though.