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Undertaker to Appear At WrestleMania?

A WWE Tour Bus was shown with the Undertaker's photo advertising for WrestleMania XXXI, fueling speculation that he will be appearing at that event. However, no word yet about the Undertaker wrestling on the show.

http://rajah.com/node/44591



How Does the WWE Locker Room Feel About CM Punk's Comments About Ryback?

According to Dave Meltzer, a majority of wrestlers in the WWE locker room felt that Punk's comments about Ryback where cheap and unprofessional and no one believes that Ryback intentionally tried to injure him.

http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/532699-wwe-reaction-to-cm-punk-comments-ryback




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Comments

  1. It's amazing how out of touch Vince was even in 1996. It took the threat of going out of business to drag him kicking and screaming out of his comfort zone.

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  2. For the gazillionth time, wrestlers appearing in posters/promotions usually mean nothing at all. This has been proven several times.

    Slow news day!! (plus the software at my job isn't working, so I'm bored.)

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  3. If Dana White doesn't book CM Punk Vs Green Power Ranger then he'll always be inferior to Vince McMahon

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  4. It's on a huge bus though. I think most casual fans assume Undertaker will be wrestling at Mania anyways. I'm sure Undertaker wouldn't have any problems physically having a punchy/kicky 15 minute match with Sting.

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  5. I'd rather had Cactus Jack and then Dude Love or Mick Foley. I never needed Mankind and the stupid brown gear...

    But Cena vs Big Show would have made more sense, also Ziggler vs Rollins and Harper vs Rowan. These were the logical feuds from the Survivor Series ME.

    And back then they had Austin who was great at the mic in ECW and was a very cocky heel in WCW was now the "Ringmaster" who didn't say a word...

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  6. I think at this stage of his life, Taker cares about his body of work rather than wanting one more WM paycheck.

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  7. Perhaps they should ask the locker room if Ryback is indeed the dumbest fuck on the planet?

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  8. I think he's make an appearance for sure, not sure about a match. Oh well, as long as it's a "special attraction" match like the Sting one, it will be harmless.

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  9. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 8, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Maybe not, but the match will be dogshit and they'll look like old befuddled fools out there which will just be infinitely sad. Think Bret/Vince at WM26 here.

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  10. YankeesHoganTripleHFanDecember 8, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Jeff Jarrett was in Spring Breakers. Your argument is invalid.

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  11. First three episodes of Tuesday Night Titans are officially in the Vault!

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  12. Naah,I think the 2 have enough experience to pull off a fun little match. Remember that Bret physically was unable to take any bumps or shots at all.

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  13. Yup. People aren't expecting a five star classic. It'll be more for the spectacle of seeing those two finally go at it. They don't need to kill each other out there like Taker/Triple H matches and Sting is way less stiff than Lesnar, so a couple staredowns and punches, kicks, clotheslines, finisher kickouts and the fans get the match they wanted.

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  14. Its been a slow news month, save for a few days.

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  15. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 8, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Punk wouldn't have even remembered working with Ryback if he hadn't added to all the issues that made him a broken wreck in the end. He probably is the dumbest fuck on the planet, people only care at all about what Punk said about him because Punk said it.

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  16. Wonder if he will be Hall of Fame bound?

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  17. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 8, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    At least Taker sure won't get a concussion 5 mins in this time.

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  18. CM Punk? Unprofessional? Nahhhh....

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  19. True. Can't wait for the Rumble.

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  20. It's kind of strange that if this is true, and it did affect his performance... It happened to work perfectly into the match's storyline anyway, that Taker had finally bitten off more than he could chew. Rewatching the match, the psychology was great (whether it was intentional or not)

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  21. Not Sting, that's for sure. He's not even WON HOF worthy!!!

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  22. Ah yes, where news will consist of ruining the Royal Rumble surprises

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  23. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 8, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    I don't think, within the confines of the match, that it's that narrow of a detail...getting debilitated from a hit by the monster he underestimated could have happened at any point and totally worked for the match's psychology, yup.

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  24. CM Punk was originally on the WrestleMania 30 poster. R-Truth was on the Hell in a Cell 2013 poster despite not being on the card or even remotely being a top guy.

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  25. Imagine a 'dumb fuck' stable of Ryback, Zack Ryder and Jack Swagger

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  26. Hey R Truth is an exciting young superstar

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  27. *yawn* stupid hypothetical argument. We're talking about what really happened in the eras that they were in. Austin made McMahon more money. Period.

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  28. Half the fun is not knowing!

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  29. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 8, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    Sure can't wait for the "spectacle" of old, scrawny Taker vs. older, scrawnier Sting with his bald spot. Witness the magic.

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  30. Speculation everywhere.

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  31. So, Melzer took a poll of the locker room and found the majority opinion?

    Anyway, I think a lot of guys are pissed that Punk was able to leave on his own terms, get what he wanted in settlement, and is now doing whatever he feels like doing. A lot of guys don't have the financial freedom to pull that.

    What cracks me up is that if Punk has any measure of success (which I don't expect), Vince will be all too happy to give Punk whatever he wants to come back.

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  32. But if Hogan gets booked to win the title at Wrestlemania in a few months, the buyrate alone will overtake Austin's entire run!! JUST WAIT! [/MichaelXavier]



    Did I do that right?

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  33. I don't think Punk was liked to begin with. He has a rep among wrestlers for being a dick and that dates back to when he was in RoH.

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  34. "R-Truth is a fiery youngster!" - Gorilla Monsoon

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  35. Of course he would take him back. I don't think he wanted him to leave to begin with. Seems like Punk's main problem is HHH.

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  36. Oh he fully admits that. If I had to guess, I'd say Vince really wants Punk to succeed, and HHH wants him to be on the losing end of a one-punch KO.

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  37. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 8, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    For all the jokes behind Vince's "I'll owe ya one pal!" promises, Punk could have easily cashed those in. Punk won Vince over long ago, at least enough to be a constant feature on the program...his main adversary was always HHH.

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  38. Which is funny as Punk was considered the "HHH of the RoH" locker room before he left for the WWE.

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  39. Right, but my point was that Punk would finally get the part-timer treatment. Big money for few dates, and potentially the WM main event.

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  40. MikeyMike, WitnessDecember 8, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    HHH was on the Vengeance 01 poster and he didn't appear...Austin was on Fully Loaded 2000 and he was hurt.

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  41. Punk said that when he told them he was leaving that he and Vince shared a big hug. Triple H stuck his hand out and got a handshake. That's going to be the problem when Vince turns the company over to Triple H. Vince seems like he genuinely cares for his talent and the guys that work hard for him while Triple H holds grudges, is bitter, and sees everyone as a threat to him.

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  42. Trying to think back to the heyday of 80s managers..... who would be the best dumbfuck stable manager? George Steele?

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  43. Punk succeeding in UFC will please Vince simply because he'll always be "Former WWE wrestler CM Punk". Just like Batista is still referred to as ex-WWE wrestler when he gets acting gigs. That sort of media acknowledgement tickles Vince pink.

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  44. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 8, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    The corollary to that, at least, is that HHH is more willing to give more new & different guys a shot at least. But as you said, become a threat to him or cross him once and you're done.

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  45. Shhhh Jericho was TOTALLY supposed to be in the WM2000 main event. It was on the poster!

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  46. I think HHH genuinely likes people and treats them well...... IF they are one of 'his' guys. If not, they can fuck right off.

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  47. Punk won Vince over simply because he made Vince money. Vince will work with anyone if it makes him money. If Vince will hire Eric Bischoff, he'd hire anyone.

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  48. Nah you'd need a 'Genius' in there to harness their true dumb fuck potential

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  49. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 8, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Well, actually he WAS considered...so the story (from multiple people) goes.

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  50. Last week, I saw a truck with a Coca Cola bottle and logo on it while the WWE crew was in Oklahoma. While nothing is set in stone, some think that Coca Cola will be at Wrestlemania 31 to challenge Jerry Lawler's Diet Mountain Dew bottle. Plans can change before Wrestlemania, however.

    Source: BoD Newz

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  51. That could be the bone you'd throw Poffo to get the Randy Savage in the HOF. Brilliant!

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  52. I wouldn't say (on the evidence we've got) that Vince seems like he genuinely cares about them as human beings so much as people who can make him money. So on that basis naturally Punk would be in his top 5 'favourites'

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  53. Punk is great on the mic, can go in the ring, and moved merch. That's the holy trinity of Vince's patented "top hand."

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  54. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 8, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    @ HeelZiggler: "vote @JohnCena for social #SLAMMY if youre into cut & paste tweets, like most pouty teens quoting Marilyn Monroe on Facebook"

    "If you're into me putting anyone and EVERYONE on blast with a roast-esque acceptance speech, vote for me
    SOCIAL #SLAMMY"

    "BTW SOCIAL #SLAMMY should be called the @ZackRyder award, he started it all, but I don't want him in harms way, on the stage"

    Wait, Dolph... Noooooo!

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  55. Who was that manager who was fired for the Kobe rape joke? He would fit right in.

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  56. "Former indy wrestling star CM Punk.."

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  57. Sting isn't scrawny. If anything, he had a bit of a tummy showing. And someone needs to figure out his hair. He's slicking it back to cover the bald spot, but that accentuates the fact that his hairline is receding faster than Nature Boy begging off in the corner.

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  58. TJ: I'm sure I'm late to the party on this one, but this promo may be the most awesome thing I've ever seen.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVU0MW-IGrM

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  59. It would be funny if he constantly referred to himself as Former ROH Champion.

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  60. Bingo.

    I love the Heyman DVD where Stephanie seems sort of confused why her father keeps working with Paul Heyman despite their numerous issues in the past. It's because Heyman is gold on the mic and can sell seawater to sailors. If Stephanie/HHH can't understand that, WWE post-Vince is in even more trouble that we thought.

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  61. I love Ziggler but he's really not as funny as he thinks he is

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  62. Abraham Washington

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  63. The aftershocks from when Hogan slammed the twenty megaton giant at WM3 caused a time rift.

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  64. I still love a coked out of his mind JYD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-qobhqHoo4

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  65. There's our winner. The Dumb Asses managed by Abraham Washington

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  66. I mentioned this yesterday, but he's finally getting a decent push after a year in the dog house, so he needs to, as Lana would say, SHUT TUP.

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  67. What a terrible name by the way. I wonder if he now goes by Barrack Clinton in the indys.

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  68. Twenty years later and I still hate Sublime, and especially Brad Nowell for ODing on my 16th birthday.

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  69. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 8, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    ... Wonderful.

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  70. LOL was there another kind of JYD?

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  71. So were you a fan and now you hate him/them for that?

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  72. I think he's getting it.... being 'controversial' is fine as long as you are still plugging the product.

    Are there a lot of teens quoting Marylin Monroe? Did he mean Manson? Do teens still know who he is?

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  73. There aren't many things I'm less interested in seeing happen at Mania this year than The Undertaker wrestling again.


    I get that he's a spectacle, and part of the reason people even buy tickets to Mania these days is to see him, but it wasn't until the Streak ended that I realized how much of my interest in seeing him at Mania each year was tied to that Streak.

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  74. Yeah it's hard to believe he'd be that stupid. Has he misinterpreted the "grab the brass ring" comments (again)? Hopefully they'll see it as just being playful

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  75. Dolph has a pathological need to torpedo his own career.

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  76. I was never really a fan outside of their versions of "Hong Kong Phooey" and "We're Only Gonna Die..." However, when Brad died, all my friends talked about was him, and meanwhile I'm over there like, "Dudes! It's my 16th birthday. I can DRIVE US PLACES NOW." Petty? Yep.

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  77. I'm sure he's referring to the "if you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best" Marilyn Monroe cringe bomb that girls like to post

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  78. Haha nah not at all. It's weird you said that because for no reason at all I've really been into Sublime the passed week. Just curious.

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  79. Ah, thank you.

    And what they're not taking into consideration is that Monroe's worst is still better than their best.

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  80. This was the pinnacle of his career

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  81. Indian guy: "Hullo, is that Dean Andrews?"
    Me: "Who is this?"
    "My name is Chris Jericho, I'm ringing from Obviously Fake Credit Company"
    "...What did you say your name is?"
    "Uh, Chris Jericho..."
    "I see. I've never heard of your company, please tell me your website so that I can check that it is legit"
    "That is not necessary sir, may I take first of all your date of birth"
    "Your side-projects are getting way out of hand, you should go back to wrestling"


    And then I hung up. Most satisfying phone call I've taken all year.

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  82. Presumably at some point he managed to grab them cakes, and would have frosting all over his face and in his beard. That's the JYD I like to remember.

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  83. AverageJoeEverymanDecember 8, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    It was the open to the 96 Rumble too, at least on the Coliseum Home Video version

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  84. A question my girlfriend asked me:


    "Do you think that CM Punk would have been made to cover up or get rid of his Pepsi tattoo, if the WWE was partnered with Coca Cola, instead of PepsiCo (for the Mtn. Dew sponsorship)?"

    I had no good answer. Anyone?

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  85. AverageJoeEverymanDecember 8, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    I think he must be somewhat retarded if he believed the WWF was his path to country stardom.

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  86. He should go by George Clinton and have Dusty Rhodes on commentary for all of his matches.


    "IT'S THA MOTHERSHIP!"

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  87. Glad to see Rajah is still around with their shitty "(insert wrestler here) may or may not appear at (insert wrestling organization's next show here)" "news reports"

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  88. i blame Tennessee Lee

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  89. the BattleBowl Ring

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  90. Yeah, I know. As the hard-nosed journalist who broke the Coca Cola story below, Rajah's laziness makes me sick.

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  91. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 8, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    It's hard to ask questions about certain things on the Blog, when the answers are readily apparent. I'm sitting here thinking of ways to make the Network more interesting, countering with the reasons why it either wont happen, or hasn't yet happened (answer is always WWE's stupidity). Twelve years in the doldrums is no longer a business 'cycle', it's a business 'pattern' as they say. They have the answer to their problems on the roster, but they either can't see it or refuse to see it.

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  92. '97's was the worst as far as filler. Bunch of AAA guys.

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  93. Yikes, I'm reading Jericho's new book and just came across a story about Punk's unprofessionalism...

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  94. Including key witness Chris Jericho.

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  95. I love that segment.

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  96. I think HHH did a fair thing with the handshake. Going in for a hug would probably have been treated like he was taking the piss. They've established they don't like each other, better to just be professional and shake hands.

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  97. I informed my job that I had a new job lined up abd would be leaving in two weeks. That was a month ago. The new job pushed back my start date to the start of the year. When I told my current job

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  98. AverageJoeEverymanDecember 8, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    "I feel sad about your midlife crisis tattoos, also your pecks are really out of control."

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  99. Exactly. So many people keep on saying that when Vince is gone, HHH will lead WWE to the promise land. Sure, NXT is cool but the bigger shows have to deal with sponsors and investors and a myriad of other concerns.

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  100. Merry Christmas!

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  101. Wrestling was simply bigger in the late 90's so wrestling was the draw. That can't be all attributed to Austin. Plus Hollywood Hogan and the nWo brought wrestling back to life when it was dying. So yeah, TWICE Hulk Hogan "brought wrestling out of smokey gymnasiums blah blah blah." Zanatude and Vince Jordan's posts below explain how "drawing" is skewed towards Austin so I don't need to repeat what they say. But really, to compare a guy who was a main-eventer from 1984-2002 to a guy that was a main-eventer from 1998-2002 is mind-boggling to me.

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  102. Off topic, but I finally bought and watched the new Randy Savage Blu-Ray documentary on Saturday. That was an amazing piece of work by WWE. The only thing that could have made it better was Randy himself being there. HIGHLY recommended if you still haven't seen it.

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  103. I respect his gripes, but jesus christ he comes off as the biggest dickhead and whiner I've ever heard. You could even sense Colt Cabana thinking "that shit ain't that bad, dude" throughout the show.

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  104. I think you should appear in the rafters with black and white facepaint and a baseball bat, randomly pointing at various coworkers.

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  105. Sweet. I was waiting for someone to give me the go-ahead...

    Okay, so WWE is holding a show and one of the matches is Punk/Jericho vs. Morrison/Edge. But it's the same day as the Olympic hockey game between Canada and the US. Edge and Jericho want to watch the game but usually, everyone gets together earlier in the day to go over the match. Jericho figures since the four of them are pros, they'll just call it in the ring. And then Edge and Jericho go off to watch the game on a tour bus.

    During the match, Jericho realizes that Punk is wrestling the entire match and won't tag out to him. And the match ends with Jericho never getting in the ring.

    Jericho is PISSED and calls all four of them into a room backstage. He yells at Punk and asks what his deal was. Punk replies that Jericho and Edge were unprofessional for not going over the match before and watching a hockey game instead. Jericho fires back saying that the four of them are vets and good enough to call it in the ring and if Punk had a problem with the whole hockey game thing, he should have brought it up before the match. Also, if people in attendance bought a ticket to see Jericho, Punk just robbed those fans of their money by trying to send a message. So who the fuck is Punk to call Jericho unprofessional?

    To me, Punk comes across as very petty. Even if you don't enjoy Jericho, the guy is a consummate and respected pro who constantly gives back to the biz.

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  106. Thanks, man. Good book so far? I could use some good reading material over the next few weeks.

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  107. I just regret not asking for it in writing. Several coworkers have messaged me today asking where I am. There is usually a company email that goes out when people leave the company. I'm hoping it isn't an elaborate ruse to make it look like I just disappeared and then they say I'm fired.

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  108. Murdoch died in June 1996, so five months after this.

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  109. I'm enjoying it and have about 100 pages left or so. It's better than his last one and gives some good insight with his relationships with Vince and Shawn Michaels.

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  110. Oh shit, you're right. No idea why I thought he died at the end of 95.

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  111. Especially with the amount he was being paid.

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  112. So Punk complains about Rock / Brock / Taker being part time stars who only come in to take a spot then goes to UFC to be a similar style special attraction?

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  113. I think that initial sentiment has faded considerably seeing that the shows haven't gotten any better since The Authority became an on-screen thing.

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  114. Either that or Triple H.

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  115. They didn't change the code for the door like they usually do when people are let go either. I could make it happen. It would be exhausting. I'd have to join to Wolfpac by lunch.

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  116. Better to work the system than get beaten by it. Control your own destiny.

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  117. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt Punk will be main eventing. Also, if loses his first few fights he's fucked. Not the same thing at all

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  118. I feel like guys, when they're on the roster, should just keep their mouths shut about part-timers. Because one day, it's going to cost you a lot of money to not be a hypocrite.

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  119. You should get some kind of termination of employment letter stating your end date in normal circumstances. Did your DDP Yoga arrive yet? That'll fill up this month good!

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  120. I'd like to think this is the point where the Monday Night War became official. You could tell they realized their product needed a new direction just not sure where to go just yet.

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  121. Bang bang is my new tone
    (Every time ya wanna)
    Bang bang be calling my phone

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  122. Especially cunty when you consider Punk did the very same thing at a PPV (or Raw maybe who cares) the year his team was in the Cup.

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  123. Well that doesn't sound passive-agressive at all...

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  124. I think by WCW time Hogan had that kind of cushy deal, but in the 80s he'd have been headlining every "A" show 300 days a year.

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  125. "The last time the vigilante paid your mom a visit, you got shot and I got to play doctor with you!

    Why does my brain think of weird ways to say things?"

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  126. Yeah, I looked it up, and Hogan only worked the big shows and Austin worked twice as many houseshows than Hogan and made more money in the process.

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  127. He signed a multi-fight deal. There's no reason to think he'll fight any less than anyone else. Most UFC fighters only fight two or three times a year maximum. I'm sure that's what he'll do, there's nothing part-time about it.

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  128. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 8, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    I guess I'll play Devil's Advocate, but I don't know that either Punk or Jericho were entirely in the right. On the one hand I see Punk's frustration, since he comes off as a perfectionist and deeply involved. On the other hand, letting it bleed into the actual product, albeit at a live event is kind of square.

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  129. Hmm.Fair enough!

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  130. So did Brock in WWE. And let's face it, I don't think even he expects a full career, this is just a bucket list/cash grab thing. I'm not even saying I blame him, but the hypocrite thing does come up.

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  131. From Meltzer:



    "If you think I've got any personal animosity with Hogan, you really need
    to read. I'm just stating facts. I get along with Hogan just fine now.
    I'll always constantly give him credit for being a smart businessman and
    a super charismatic guy. He's the second biggest money producer in
    history, and believe it or not, that's not a knock. Vince McMahon has
    said so himself on more than one occasion. You just can't conceive of
    the diffences in the business because of the growth under Austin as
    compared to Hogan. The numbers are public record. The entire profit
    margin from 1984-92 was less than in individual single years when Austin
    was on top. Austin worked twice as many shows per year, and averaged
    double the paid attendance per show, so you are talking about in a year,
    he drew four times the paid attendance Hogan did. And tickets were $12
    average for Hogan and $38 for Austin. And live events were a higher
    priority in the Hogan era where they were not even secondary for Austin
    because of all the emphasis on PPV and TV. It's a public company and the
    pre-1994 finances came out in the McMahon trial.


    Trying to credit Hogan with 1998 WCW is a bad way to argue. For one,
    everyone in the company felt the top revenue producer of the year was
    Bill Goldberg, not Hogan. Those three stadium Nitros that did 30,000
    were advertised by Zane Bresloff around Goldberg as the top star, not
    Hogan, and Zane and Hogan were best friends and he told me that Goldberg
    was the guy selling all the tickets, not Hogan. I think it was a
    package deal and a lot of people deserve credit for that year, but
    Goldberg was the horse they marketed around even though Hogan was the
    guy calling the shots on TV night and had the creative control contract.




    However, when you credit Hogan's profits of 1998, then what about 1999
    and 2000? The losses of those years, and Hogan was a centerpiece most of
    1999 and half of 2000, as well as the WCW losses from the first few
    years Hogan was there, wipe out and roughly double the total profits of
    the time he was there. If you're talking about making money and you
    credit WCW to Hogan, they lost so much in 1999 and 2000 that he could be
    barely in the black over a career. He'd probably be even with only his
    last WWE runs putting his contribution in the black again.



    Hogan had maybe more charisma than Austin, and a longer time on top.
    Hogan also cut himself a hell of a contract with WCW, and until 1998,
    pretty much was worth it because he drew money. Afterwards, his deal was
    killing WCW because he couldn't draw money and they still had to pay
    him 25% of PPV. Although he never made what Austin made in his best
    years because WCW didn't generate the money WWE did, if Austin had a
    deal like Hogan did, he'd have pulled more than $35 million his best
    year instead of just $13 million. That makes him a great businessman and
    better than Austin. But Austin still drew more revenue and profits."

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  132. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 8, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Eh, everyone is a hypocrite at something.

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  133. Well, not really. He'll be engaging in what amounts to a full time UFC schedule, in terms of training and preparation. He'd have to, otherwise he wouldn't be able to compete. So there's no hypocrisy regarding part-time status.

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  134. Not yet on the ddpyoga.


    I didn't give them a formal letter of resignation. This whole thing is happening very awkwardly. Which is par for the course for this company so I'm sure everything will be ok.

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  135. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 8, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Living the dream.

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  136. Seems incredibly unprofessional and immature on Punk's end.


    Especially considering how badly he raged on Teddy Hart for going into business for himself (not defending Hart, just saying it's awfully hypocritical).

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  137. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 8, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Sounds like every Jericho book gets better and better.

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  138. "According to Dave Meltzer, a majority of wrestlers in the WWE locker
    room felt that Punk's comments about Ryback where cheap and
    unprofessional and no one believes that Ryback intentionally tried to
    injure him."


    Punk didn't say he intentionally tried to injure him he said he asked him if he was doing it on purpose or if he was a dumb ass... he said he was a dumbass.

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  139. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    I don't have an answer either, but that is a legit good question.

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  140. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    God bless Felicity Smoak.

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  141. He is starting from the bottom there and had no experience. Not the same as he is attempting a new career

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  142. You know what I am really tired of? CM Punk.

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  143. I also see both sides but like Jericho said, if Punk had a problem, he should have spoke up immediately instead of, like you said, have it happen at a live event.

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  144. Let him get drilled in the face 50 times for extreme lulz and then yeah, he can just go away.

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  145. He is one of my all time favorites... and we have a lot in common in reality... but I also get bored with a topic very quickly and fucking everything has been about him for the last year... and more so the last 2 weeks... and it is just worm out to the point that I am starting not to like him.

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  146. He actually did accuse Ryback of kicking him in the ribs and breaking one on purpose.

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  147. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 8, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    It was nice that he finally told his side of the story, but the novelty of it kind of cooled off after like a day.

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  148. It does kind of bother me that Punk goes straight to the UFC when so many other fighters pay their dues before Dana White and his people even bother to look at them. Yes, Brock got fast-tracked but that's a former NCAA wrestling champ and a guy who fought one fight in Japan.

    I think Punk should have at least had a couple of professional MMA bouts in smaller circuits before signing with UFC.

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  149. To be fair to Punk, he only told the stories once, it's everyone else who's repeating and going over them ad nauseum.

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  150. Man, you really like that girl.

    I do have to say that she has a nice booty.

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  151. In Your House in December was a major turning point as well. In one show you had blood in the main event, the start of the Goldust-homosexuality angle, and at least three instances where guys were hit with weapons (a major no-no up until then).

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  152. Yeah, it's definitely not like Bret and Montreal (although people keep on asking Bret about it so what can he do but answer?).

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  153. Dana is desperate to get people watching UFC. This is why he signed Punk. UFC is hurting

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  154. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 8, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    I agree, that's the cause of it. Kind of like the whole DBry isn't a big star in WWE's eyes topic from last year.

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  155. My favorite part is that like, I dunno, 85% of the potential hits went to youtube instead of onto Colt's iTunes tracking, lol.

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  156. I'm just tired of the segment of the fanbase that acts like he was done so very, very wrong. The man says he has $20 million in the bank, got to wrestle in some very high profile matches and events....I'm not about to feel sorry for him. There are few wrestlers who can say they did what CM Punk did and come out as well as he has.

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  157. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Only a few could get the podcast to work from those outlets. Hence the reason why most just went to YouTube.

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  158. Wow, I always had it in my mind that Dick died just a few months after his Rumble appearance.

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  159. Dana wants to make money. Punk is only going to want to fight until he figures out he sucks at it. Dana has to get him on TV right now before Punk realizes that he's in way the fuck over his head.

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  160. Yeah, iTunes really screwed Colt. He must be furious about that.

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  161. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 8, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    On an interview that Punk could have made some top dollar on.

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  162. Easily Colt's best chance at exposure in his ENTIRE CAREER, and they fucked it up. I like Colt, but it still amuses me.

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  163. I am going to be a bit of hypocrite here but... Punk signing with UFC is a lot like John Faverau's character on Friends trying to be a UFC fighter... rich guy who doesn't need the money or fame wanting to do it just to cross it off his bucket list.

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  164. True. What's bizarre is that they still tried to mold Shawn Michaels into this white bread babyface as the face of the company when the cocky smart ass character is what people liked about him in the first place and would've fit better with the edgier shift in the products tone.

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  165. Couldn't get away from that awful shit for ten fucking years, everyone I know played them every single goddamn day through high school, college, most of my twenties.


    Like, surely there is another band out there that sang about weed and had a cool blacklight poster, fucking give this lame shit a rest.

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  166. He did say that Ryback broke his rib on purpose with a stiff kick. That's why he didn't want to work with him again once Ryback became a Heyman Guy.

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  167. Nah, Punk is just like any other guy off the street, he's just a normal dude. No one made him a star, he'll tell ya.

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  168. I don't follow UFC, but I assumed they were still making loads of cash. Not true?

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  169. Except Paul Heyman. That's right he's a Paul Heyman guy.

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  170. Revenues are down. They've had a horrendous year in terms of injuries ruining big fights. Some of their biggest draws didn't fight at all in 2014.

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  171. She's to big, and too annoying for my tastes.

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  172. Pretty much.


    There's absolutely no way Punk thinks he can seriously be a UFC fighter on any sort of regular basis, and if he does, he's a fucking moron.


    This is a total bucket list thing like it was for Batista.

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  173. He'd also like to be left alone and doesn't really want to be a celebrity. Why can't he just be a normal guy who does podcasts, award shows and MMA fighting?

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  174. They didn't build a brand new women's division because the guys were still making them billions.


    Brilliant btw, I'm more interested in the women's division than I've been in fighting since BJ's heyday.

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  175. And another fought for a combined 3 fight total of 2:20

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  176. For now, they are, but you don't need to look too far to find a ton of people who have been turned away by the oversaturation of the product and the dilution of the roster.

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  177. I bet he thinks he can. He has a massive ego and is probably delusional enough to think he can pull it off.

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  178. Hey, your future ex's last 3 fights lasted a full 12 minutes total!

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  179. Then this makes me feel less bad about wanting to see him get knocked out.


    Jesus, I feel like such an asshole for kinda wanting him to bomb.

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  180. I hope, for his sake, he's not that insane, because if he gets put up against a guy who can do any submission work, particularly on the legs, he's gonna need to be wheeled out of the octogon.

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  181. "Everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the mouth."
    - Mike


    God I can't wait to see that look on his face when he gets in a ring with some 21 year old savage from Boston that's been getting punched in the face since he was 2.

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  182. That's who I was talking about... and unless i am remembering incorrectly they were only about 2 minutes worth.

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  183. I want him to do well just because MMA meatheads look down on professional wrestling so much I would love for yet another WWE guy come in and kick ass AND draw money like Brock did.

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  184. Worst_in_the_WorldDecember 8, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    So is the general consensus here that everyone wants to see Punk get destroyed in the UFC fight because he's an annoying asshole who's done too many podcasts?

    Gotta say, I'm frankly surprised at how much hate the guy gets around here considering, at the core of it, he's maybe the most entertaining pro wrestler we've had in a decade.

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  185. Don't forget they ran a $55 PPV that featured a grand total of two ranked fighters and one was a champion.

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  186. People are jerks.

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  187. He's not Daniel Bryan, so at best he's second.


    Also, to the first part, yes. I'm thrilled to watch him get his ass immediately handed to him in a real fight.

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  188. CM PUNK! CM PUNK! CM PUNK!

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  189. It's going to be exactly like Mac:


    "Hey guys!!! I got a point in a real match!"
    *knockout*

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  190. That's why *I* want to see him get wrecked, yes, but I don't think people as a whole WANT him to get destroyed so much as they see it as inevitable given the guy's background and history

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  191. He's a whiner. That's about the only reason. Watching whiners get knocked out in two seconds is always amusing.

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  192. Faverau probably would like too also.

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  193. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 8, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Did you really just ask Marv why he hates Punk?

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