That is despite being a devoted CM Punk fan, and an admirer of Paul Heyman’s work to the extent that I believe he is the best thing to happen to WWE in the past two years.
Because, let’s face it, Punk deserved to lose.
Not in a stupid forum argument about workrate and dedication and all the other speculative things fans like to talk about – I mean in a storyline way. All the urn-juggling, the condolences “for your loss – at Wrestlemania”, the disguises and dress-up on last week’s RAW – he’s been a first-class bastard to a bereaved man, and for once the man in the right has had righteous vengeance on the bad guy (not humiliating vengeance of the kind we so often see from our WWE heroes).
I’ve seen complaints about the botches “ruining” the match, but even if one were to pick apart each move and grade accordingly, one would be completely missing the point – because this was the showcase of two great storytellers, who created compelling theatre and drew us in. That is the beauty of professional wrestling, and the genius of both CM Punk and the Undertaker.