So Evolution have returned, ten years on from their original incarnation.
Of course, the original idea was that the quartet embodied the best of the past, present and future of professional wrestling – but a decade later, they’ve all stepped up a generation. If Triple H is Ric Flair, Batista is Triple H, and Randy Orton is Batista, then who’s going to be Randy Orton – the new blood who can blaze a trail in the industry?
Everyone in the entire world seems to already know this, but just in case – stories suggest that CM Punk has walked out on WWE, hence his absence from Monday Night RAW.
There’s always the wobble over whether this is real or kayfabe, but, like the Daniel Bryan/Royal Rumble saga, this is also being covered by mainstream media; and although WWE are sticking to their “no comment” line – as they did over the weekend – they don’t need to, there’s enough hysteria (and, obviously, interest) being whipped up without them having to do anything. Read the rest of this entry »
I was embarrassed watching Monday Night Raw, because the crowd so patently didn’t care about anything Kevin Nash was saying, and didn’t care that he was there or not.
I’m not sure why WWE are persisting with this – it’s not like they always plough on with storylines that aren’t working or they don’t know how to resolve (see also: Raw GM, Anonymous).
Nash’s ranting about the olden days and then bragging about his attack on Triple H (which he’s now claiming resulted in a broken neck) is neither entertaining nor relevant considering his adversary is off screen and will be for some weeks yet.
And as for his claim that he and Triple H should have main-evented Survivor Series, it reeks of an ageing man trying to reclaim his youth, entirely unaware that we all know perfectly well that he isn’t cleared to wrestle. (Click.)
What do you think? Are you interested in this Nash/Triple H feud?
Money in the Bank is possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen on television.
I’m not ashamed to admit I was sobbing into my blanket as Punk took the title and left the building – I tweeted at the time, “Crying and marking out and shouting at the television. I’m 31 and I know this is storylined.”
That’s the power of a good PPV, good writing and, of course, the power of Punk. The match itself, though terrific, was secondary. It was the storyline that was being conveyed that was important.
That thing about slagging off the entire WWE roster? Hunter, dude, they’re your STAFF. Whatever your industrial dispute with them, you can’t go on record as saying they are terrible wrestlers who can’t put on entertaining matches. Apart from anything else, if that were true, why would you want them to come back to work?
Also, “we shut up! And we fight!” is the worst solution to your problems. Oh, Triple H. Fail.
Also also, your blazer fits Punk better than it does you.