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Old 08-02-2011, 03:41 PM   #7095
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Eh, Punk can be a firm babyface if just feuds with a bonafide heel. Look at how quickly the crowd got behind Alex Riley, for example. A-Ry gets hella face pops. Punk would be cheered en masse in a feud w/ Del Rio, for instance.
Riley also got to work with The Miz for a year or so before turning on him. Those sudden turns on guys who are really over tend to get a quick reaction IMO. The challenge for Riley is to get the crowd to keep cheering him.

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Originally Posted by keg in kc View Post
Anyway, the title's going on Del Rio, and then Cena's back to feuding with Rock (which I still say he doesn't need a belt to do...). That doesn't leave a whole lot of Punk to do. I mean, personally, I'm not all that interested in Del Rio/Punk (or Del Rio and anybody at this point), and there really isn't much on the roster after that. Hence HHH.

Something just occurred to me. Mysterio should be incensed about the whole title thing. Having to do two title matches in a night? Bullshit! I hate Mysterio and I think that's crap. So what kind of pussy must he be, in story, to not say a word about that while these other two guys are figuring out who the champion is. I mean, Ray should have jumped into the right at the end and said "that guy won and left, that guy lost and then beat me on my second match of the night, so I say I deserve a shot, too, Hunter? "

No, I'm not saying I want a 3-way. It just seems odd.
WWE's whole "ADR needs the title because we're going to Mexico" thing needs to stop. He's not over, has cut the same promo for the entire year, and hasn't had a meaningful feud since Edge earlier this year...

Sorry, just not a big Del Rio fan yet.

As for Rey, I hate the way they book him. He can put on some great matches, but I despise this "biggest little man" gimmick where he gets destroyed for 15 minutes by a guy twice his size before hitting a 619 and getting the pin. It's like SuperCena, only I can buy SuperCena because he's gigantic... And his character is a total puss who still can't cut a good promo. They probably should have kept him on SD and let him help put on some good matches and occasionally be in a title match over there.

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Originally Posted by keg in kc View Post
It blows my mind that people cheer for that guy. I sometimes wonder how much of that was originally piped cheers.

I thought my TV was going to implode from the sheer blandness of it all when he came out to interrupt Dolph.
I felt the same way until the promo last night. For whatever reason, I didn't hate it. Maybe it was the fact that he actually interacted with the guy/gal in the ring than spout random crap at them, but I felt like I could see him improving last night. Maybe I was too tired or need to re-watch it, but for the first time, I could actually see some of that potential that's been pushed so much recently.

Or maybe I'm just crazy....

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So on a rewatch of the ending, when Punk goes up to the turnbuckle to play to the crowd for the first time there's a guy in the background wearing a size ~3X CM Punk shirt. He's not even reacting to Punk doing the dueling-pops thing with the WWE's biggest star of the past 10 years, he's just writing something on his phone (I hope it was an a post on an internet forum). Oh, smarks.
I think this kinda thing is what Punk was referencing when he said he "wants to make this shit fun again," getting the crowd more involved each night. And I can't totally blame the guy for not reacting, it's not like it was a great segment.

I also read on another forum from someone who was there said that Punk got an enormous pop at the beginning of the show and when Cena got a big pop later, the Punk marks eventually just "gave up" and knew they couldn't out-scream all the Little Jimmys. Just a theory.

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