Howdy Blog O'Doomers!
Happy December and I hope you are getting into the spirit of whatever you celebrate this time of year. We just got our Christmas trees yesterday. I love the smell of them. I hate the mess but I can put up with it for a month to wake up to that fresh pine smell.
Anyway everyone's listened to the Punk-Cabana podcast and in reality I think it just confirms a lot of what you guys talk about on this thread. There's a lack of direction, a lack of ideas and Vince/HHH are far more concerned with what they can do to keep Cena fresh than build the depth and interest of the roster. And when guys they don't really give a shit about (Sandow, Cody, etc.) get over with silly stuff, they don't want them to get too hot.
I agreed with Punk on the 2011 HHH stuff. It made no fucking sense for HHH to put himself over Punk when Punk was the top hottest guy in the promotion. It was stupid, it didn't lead anywhere. And HHH left right after the couple of matches so what was the purpose?
That being said Punk appeared to be his own worst enemy from a health standpoint. I blame him for continuing to work in so much pain and with a serious staph infection. If he didn't trust their doctors he could have went to his own. He should have told Vince he wasn't going to work until he felt healthy. He let his ego get the best of him and I can't blame Vince for taking advantage of that. Punk could have said no, he should have said no and taken the time off that he needed to. He had enough value long term to justify taking off from WM 29 to Summerslam if he needed that break. It's his fault he didn't stick to his guns. If he wanted to do what Harley Race did then that's on him.
The rest of the stuff, from firing him on his wedding day, etc. etc. is the typical petty BS that goes on in volatile business relationships, especially one where the seeds of mistrust are planted early. Punk says he's happy, he's got his money and there will never be a working relationship again. The old-school fan in me says the latter is bullshit, but the person in me hopes he's right. Surely New York has moved on because they got their own problems to worry about with Wrestlemania XXXI getting closer by the day and no real direction right now for a lot of guys.
Anyway, that's all I got. TV for tonight:
MNF is Dolphins-Jets
Four NBA Games and Five NHL Games
A lot of shows are done until the new year but Colbert starts his three-week countdown before moving to take over Letterman's gig.
Enjoy. Keep it Clean!