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Another WWE Montreal Screw Job

Monday 14th, September 2009 / 14:01 Written by

CM Punk WWESunday night marked another Montreal Screw Job, this time around, CM Punk “screwing over” the Undertaker in their match at WWE Breaking Point. Normally I do a week-in-review articles, but this time around, I want to write about how stupid this screw job storyline is, in my opinion.

To give you my honest and philosophical opinion about this, I find this absolutely stupid! Why? One reason is, the whole “Montreal Screw Job” route is a road that they should never go down again. WWE should have never gone down to begin with 12 years ago against Bret Hart! Especially after doing research about the show Screw Job 12 years ago, I am surprised that the Undertaker was willing to do this whole angle.

Here’s why this whole angle is stupid, and I am hoping to go into detail with my reasoning. I believe they (the WWE) backed themselves into a corner. I believe why there were in a corner is booking the Undertaker in a submission match against a new main eventer that has tremendous heat right now. The World Title changed hands four times within three pay-per-views, so if they would have done a fifth World Title change in four pay-per-views, the World Championship would be worthless.

And making the Undertaker tap out, really? Even though that didn’t happen at Breaking Point, but just the mere thought makes my blood boil. The Undertaker is one thing that Vince McMahon is doing right with the business, and keeping him seems untouchable. What I mean “untouchable” I mean he can’t be defeated at WrestleMania. The Undertaker has never tapped out. And this man was around when McMahon screwed Bret Hart out of the WWF Championship back in November 1997. Now why would McMahon put his top guy, again, in a stupid storyline like this?

This simply boggles my mind. I cannot reason why the Undertaker agreed with this angle. Like said, this past summer I did some research about the whole “Montreal Screw Job” and after reading Bret Hart’s autobiography about that cold November night, Undertaker was pissed off about the whole screwing. I cannot understand why the Undertaker went thought with this storyline, knowing how much what originally made him go into frenzy.

The whole screw job storyline, I cannot see how they could take it from here. One of the wrestling podcasts that I subscribe to talked about having a Hell in a Cell match at the WWE’s next pay-per-view Hell in a Cell. Honestly, I think giving CM Punk a two month title run is way too short. And I cannot see the Undertaker losing two straight pay-per-view. But if I wrote the storylines for Smackdown television, I would have the Undertaker lose to CM Punk inside the structure that the Undertaker helped made famous, setting their match for the following pay-per-view, which would be WWE Bragging Rights, which would be fitting for CM Punk.

Here’s where I can see them taking this storyline. Like said, I hope that CM Punk would defeat the Undertaker at Hell in a Cell, beat him at Bragging Rights, and Undertaker’s last shot at Survivor Series, in a Casket match, having the Undertaker defeat CM Punk, and giving the Dead Man one last run to WrestleMania as World Heavyweight Champion, especially if WrestleMania XXVI is when he’s going to retire.

But that’s my opinion about the whole Screw Job angle that they did. Like said, I find it absolutely stupid. But that’s my opinion, and I’m sticking to it. This is Eric Darsie from Minnesota, listening to “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” by George Thorogood and the Destroyers, goodbye!

Check out more of Eric’s blogs at http://jericholic2009.blogspot.com.

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Eric Gargiulo is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009.

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