Shit got way too WWE way too fast for me to be able to watch this on a weekly basis. I'll watch Punk's promos on Youtube during this angle and hope for the best, probably, but I think my care is cached. I was so excited for Summerslam, and smiled my way through a bunch of absolute dross and almost-good matches with downer finishes (Christian-Orton was p. great though, and I marked out big time for Sheamus and Danielson, so it wasn't horrible as much as it was frustrating) just because I had a sliver of hope that I'd see something magical.
Then Punk came out and the crowd went apeshit, and Cena received another huge mixed-leaning-negative reaction. I believed. How could they see the way the crowd was reacting to this angle and not use it as a star vehicle and watershed moment for Punk and Cena, respectively? They had another gripping match garnering nuclear heat, and then suddenly any hope for catharsis or a genuinely huge moment disappeared from their second-biggest event in favor of a cluster**** cliffhanger where everyone came off like an asshole. I don't think I've been so let down by a PPV since -- I dunno, probably some WCW abomination during the nWo era.
I'd regret even giving Raw a chance if not for the Punk-Nash thing, which was fantastic only because Punk is absurd. Everything else was so hard to sit through. That whole Dolph-Vickie-Lawler-Cole segment, for instance, was so hateful and mean-spirited that I felt depressed for a while after seeing it. Everything else was either telegraphed and soulless or really nonsensical or both, and it just feels like they're right back to where they were when I stopped watching a couple of years ago.
I really wanted to have my favorite insane pastime back, but it's soooooo dreadful when it's like this.
Last edited by Ultra Peanut; 08-17-2011 at 01:41 AM..