I’ve spent the last three months in a love and work induced haze that has left me both completely jet lagged mentally and emotionally. Obviously, you’ve not come to this article looking for some odd and detailed memoir of some random, unknown writer’s life this fall so I’ll spare you. Mostly, I point this out to really set the stage for the point at hand, with the jet lag came attempts at spurring myself back to where I once was and what was the spur in question?
The good old, hard filtered and strong hitting pro wrestling. As always in my life, when the chips are down and sh*t just seems to hit the fan I lean on the professional wrestling entertainment medium ..click here to read more
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I don’t know what percentage of pro wrestling fans make up the Internet wrestling community. Five percent? Maybe less?
Internet wrestling fans – you know, those of us who go onto websites to read spoilers, argue about booking directions, and debate about why so-and-so is getting a push – know what they enjoy and are vocal about it. They like good matches. They want to see talented wrestlers rewarded. They plead for veterans to pass the torch in meaningful ways to up-and-coming stars.
So it was no surprise that the WWE’s hardcore fans rallied around C.M. Punk over the summer after he gave “the worked shoot promo,” during which he used wrestlers’ real names, made references to the McMahon family’s business practices, and said hello to friend Colt Cabana on live TV.
Hardcore fans have ..click here to read more
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It truly pains me to write a blog about this very subject because I have been one of the biggest fans and supporters of CM Punk for quite sometime in the world of wrestling. He is one of the best wrestlers in the world right now because he is the complete package of both in-ring skills and great mic work. He is everything that a “wrestling” fan wants in a “wrestler.” He is not your modern day “sports entertainment” worker and is more of a throwback to the days of wrestling that many of us enjoyed years ago.
He’s got the attitude and the swagger to put the WWE on his very back & run with whatever ball the company will give to him. The WWE gave him his chance during the summer ..click here to read more
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Bloggers all over the Internet including yours truly here have questioned about the strange booking of Daniel Bryan. Why is the WWE beating him after winning Money in the Bank? A new story on the WWE website suggests that it may be part of a bigger angle.
WWE.com has an exclusive video interview with Daniel Bryan. Bryan is interviewed immediately after his match with Sin Cara from Friday Night SmackDown. Bryan goes off on Sin Cara in the video and questions whether they were both in on his controversial loss. The interviewer than asks Bryan if he is cursed since winning Money in the Bank where a frustrated Bryan goes off and says that the WWE hasn’t lived up to their word. He also says that he will live up to his and ..click here to read more
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While the summer of Punk may have been sunny for CM Punk fans and Internet message boards, it was more of a disappointing season at the box office. The WWE SummerSlam 2011 buyrate is in and let’s just say that the numbers aren’t too kind to CM Punk as a top guy.
Perception isn’t always reality in professional wrestling and it has never been more evident than this past summer. There was more buzz following CM Punk’s RAW Roulette promo than just about anything sans The Rock returning this year. Yet those seven days of buzz was not significant of overall WWE fan interest. Now that the dust has settled, it is fairly apparent that you need a lot more than one week of shock value to sell an angle to the mass WWE audience.
Mike Johnson has the numbers over ..click here to read more
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Back when the shine was still on the CM Punk ascension, right after Money in the Bank, actually, WWE had a choice to make. They could let Punk sit out for a prolonged period of time, build him up virally and have him come back when the theoretical fan demand for him had reached a fever pitch, or they could bring him back sooner, strike while the proverbial iron was hot and have him at the top of the card for their second biggest pay-per-view of the year.
Then, they set up a match between Punk and Kevin Nash at the end of said PPV, only for that match to “fall through” for whatever reason, be it storyline or for real. This caused them reportedly to move up the Punk/Triple H match they had planned ..click here to read more
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Many in the pro wrestling community have been waiting anxiously for WWE Money in the Bank 2011 buyrate numbers. WWE CEO Vince McMahon revealed the numbers today on a conference call, which while still up may not the home run CM Punk fans hoped for.
Vince McMahon participated in a conference call today discussing WWE financials with shareholders. The final Money in the Bank 2011 numbers won’t be revealed until the next report, however Vince said that Money in the Bank is up 20% from last year which is nice, but not much more than Extreme Rules.
The CM Punk angle grabbed the attention of many pro wrestling fans and stirred a lot of interest and buzz ..click here to read more
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For this recap, I will be taking a look at the recent WWE DVD release for this year’s WWE Money In The Bank 2011 PPV. Now, don’t expect a whole lot here, for the simple reason that this event has been covered to death (that, and I already watched it the day it aired), both here on Camel Clutch Blog and elsewhere. This year’s event saw what we thought was the culmination of the hottest feud of the year between CM Punk and John Cena with the WWE Championship at stake. For those of you that didn’t see it, you missed what many consider (including myself) to be the best PPV that the WWE has put on in years. And for those of you that did see it, you ..click here to read more
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The pro wrestling summer of 2011 will be remembered for CM Punk. Punks’ fans and supporters got excited, proclaiming Punk as the newest WWE elite superstar. Yet I don’t think any of us expected to be watching a CM Punk vs. Kevin Nash feud eight weeks later.
Eight weeks ago when Punk sat down on the RAW ramp cutting arguably the most memorable wrestling promo of the decade, he became the talk of the pro wrestling world. Fans that had not watched wrestling in years were all talking about CM Punk and his threats of taking the WWE title to Ring of Honor and beyond. While nobody knew exactly where this thing was going to go, most agreed that ..click here to read more
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We all very well could be looking like fools yet again in the eyes of the WWE Creative Team. Vince McMahon, Triple H, Kevin Dunn and the cast of characters in the backstage area of WWE shows may all be having a good laugh at all of our expenses yet again. Were we really supposed to think that Wrestling, specifically the wrestling in the WWE, was yet again changing right before our very own eyes?
We all became believers that we were watching another edition of a Renaissance man taking the Wrestling world and bringing it into another era of wrestling that was mirror imaging the golden days of the “Attitude Era.” The comparisons of this wrestler to a past Renaissance man in Wrestling, Steve Austin, were becoming very parallel to their paths of a meteoric rise. ..click here to read more
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It has been a week and I think it is about time to come down off the ledge after seeing CM Punk walk out on the ramp on WWE RAW to confront John Cena. He is back and going to Summerslam 2011. Are the WWE out of their minds or are they actually doing the right thing here?
I’ll be honest and when I saw it I cringed. I knew it was coming, well I had a very strong feeling and predicted the identical scenario on the Still Real to Us podcast a week earlier. But still, watching this great angle come crashing down was a big reminder that this is WWE 2011 and rarely, if ever do the fans get what they want.
Yet for about four ..click here to read more
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One of the more interesting stories of the CM Punk angle has been the WWE RAW ratings. Fans of the angle expected a blockbuster summer of RAW ratings, while the reality is much different. Even the first week of the Triple H era wasn’t enough to get fans running to their television sets Monday night.
The July 25 RAW ratings are in and all indications from World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters are a disappointment. The added drama of the new Triple H era of RAW along with the CM Punk angle, and two WWE championship matches couldn’t move the needle this past Monday night.
According to reports the, July 25 RAW finished with a 3.2 rating. The early reports show a slight drop from last ..click here to read more
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