Best: Texas Hates Spanish Words
I’m not sure if Alberto Del Rio’s act works really well in person or if it’s just that some people in Texas know Spanish, but the crowd was HOT for Alberto in this segment, loudly reacting and booing whenever he’d say “perro”. I’ve seen guys at independent shows get right up in people’s faces and yell the nastiest sh*t of all time and have it not matter, but Del Rio goes “heh, JOOR A LOOSE-HER” and people are climbing out of their seats to knife him like he’s Freddie Blassie. Maybe that’s why they didn’t have any Del Rio shirts, somebody would’ve launched a molotov cocktail at the merch stand.
It’s weird going to one of these shows live and realize how little of that upper deck crowd response comes across on TV. There was a girl who did that high pitched girl shriek the entire time John Cena was around, no matter what he was doing, on offense or defense. She just screamed non-stop. A kid a few seats down from me nearly fell into the lower row because he was trying to get his face close enough to Del Rio so he could hear him say he sucked. Little Jimmy be damned, I guess, but this product is working for somebody. It’s just the somebodies who aren’t going to be around anymore when they hit high school, and dorky losers like me are left with the meandering sh*t they abandoned.
Worst: Put On Some Pants And Be Nice To Your Boss, Jerk
If you notice, every time I mention something negative about CM Punk, someone leaves a comment about how I’ve “turned on him” and how he’s great and I’m dumb for daring to think he could be flawed. Wrestling blogs almost seem scared to say something bad about the guy. I had to explain it to Destiny. I don’t hate CM Punk now, I LOVE CM Punk, I just don’t like what he’s doing right now or how he’s doing it. That continued last night, and despite this next Best…
Best: Punk Sounding Less Scripted
… and the fact that he was allowed to be a little more like himself in his interactions with Laurinaitis and a little less like Triple H’s skinny little buddy, I couldn’t buy into it. I didn’t bite. I’m doomed to remember the last three months of CM Punk talking, and you know what? I don’t feel like Laurinaitis deserves what he got. He didn’t strut out like Vince (or like Triple H) and try to induct Punk into the Kiss My Ace Club, he (rightfully) told him that as his boss he deserves a little bit of respect and he wants and expects that. It’s the speech I’ve gotten from every boss I’ve ever had, and they’re right. I’m an employee of this guy, and Stone Cold Steve Austin be damned, there’s no upside to taking a sh*t in your boss’s mouth unless you’re trying to get fired and want to do it gloriously.
The crowd cheered when Punk ran Laurinaitis down for not having talent and getting so far with so little, but damn, honestly, what provoked this? Laurinaitis’ interference is the only reason CM Punk beat John Cena at Money in the Bank. Punk fought for months to get Triple H out of power, and Laurinaitis is the representation of that. The only people I can think of with a legitimate beef against Laurinaitis right now are John Morrison and Jim Ross, but JL keeps putting Morrison in fair matches despite the fact that he keeps losing, and even after the ridiculously unnecessary firing of Jim Ross, Laurinaitis came out and apologized and gave Ross a big main event tag team match against Michael Cole. Triple H hates him, sure, but Laurinaitis got put into power by those “WWE Board of Directors” guys, the same ones who made Triple H DO THE EXACT SAME THING TO VINCE.
So what’s the big deal? The boss isn’t cool? He makes mistakes? Is that any reason to call him a worthless piece of sh*t? He isn’t wearing a gothic cloak and having his own daughter raped and crucified yet. He isn’t running up and punching guys in handcuffs. CM Punk needs to get a grip, or at the very least consider the lilies of the goddamn field.
Worst: I Said What’s The Matter, Sid, Forget Your SKATEBOARD
And here’s Punk again with the “insider” Johnny Ace references. At least he made an attempt to explain it this time with the “you used to compete in this ring!” thing. I would kill for Laurinaitis to respond with, “Hey Punk, remember when you were a yard-tard in the Lunatic Wrestling Federation? Yeah, you were pretty cool back then too. At least I was on f**king television. Hey, how’s constantly mentioning Colt Cabana working out for you? He back on Smackdown yet, or what?”
Worst: CM Punk Should Look To The Bella Twins As His Paradigm Of Hope
Enough is enough, Punk. You’re making fun of a guy’s voice and the way he holds a microphone. After you’ve been rude to him for 10 minutes and he doesn’t give you what you want, you attack a guy unprovoked, and when he runs away you attack his friend. Don’t be a bully. Be a star.