Originally Posted by Reaper16
That was my reaction as well. I guess I thought that maybe he'd smarten up now that he's gotten the brass to notice his immense popularity and place him in the main event picture.
He's screwed himself as much as anybody possibly could, twice in the last year. Both times when he was probably on the way to a title. I don't see any way they'll ever give him a push again, because one more fail (which everybody knows is just a matter of time) and he's gone.
Even Kennedy didn't **** up quite that
I thought ECW was pretty bad this week, after a great opening match. Putting Punk against Big Fatty V had to be about the stupidest MitB qualifyer I've ever seen, and, of course, they couldn't let him find a way to win clean, or at least in a way that built him as strong (which isn't a surprise, the way they've been putting Chavo over him).
And no way he wins MitB. If you noticed last night, on the promo shot that had a belt-toting Jericho in the front, the two guys in the back were...MVP (who's inevitably going to lose his belt to Blahtista) and Punk. You could barely even see them behind such greats as Carlito, the afformentioned Kenney, Morrison and Shelton Benjamin. Hell, if you look at that lineup, I don't see how it's going to be a good match this year, anyway. Jericho's the only legit "star". Shelton usually comes through, but there's no edge, no hardy, just a bunch of mid-card guys. And since the winnner gets an "anytime, anywhere, any title" shot, I don't see how they give it to any ECW guys, which means Punk, Morrison and Benjamin are out, unless they've moving one of them to a main show. Carlito? They're not putting a belt on him. That leaves Jericho and (ugh) Kennedy, who won last year as you'll recall, knocking Punk off the ladder. Oh, and MVP.
Anyway, as much as I didn't like the last 45 minutes of ECW, Smackdown last night was all but unwatchable.