It's not that I think he's bad at what he does, I think he's very good at what he does just not the best. To me, that rank goes to Kurt Angle until I can get a decent look at the guys at ROH. Anyway, I was a big fan of CM Punk and I think the Straight Edge lifestyle is the way to go but that's neither here nor there, hell, I thought that they completely missed the boat with Straight Edge Society and Punk has a legitimate gripe about that and maybe about the fact that some of his friends like Colt Cabana, Luke Gallows, and I guess Joey Matthews were unceremoniously drummed out of WWE but you don't see Bret talking about Harry Smith being fired and that's his nephew. Also, what about other people like Shelton Benjamin, MVP, or Mickie James who were doing well but got the axe, he doesn't take up for them. He gripes about being held back but isn't he a 5 time world champ and put in one of the biggest and best feuds in the last 5 years with Jeff Hardy who was at his peak of popularity? People say that it's because he was booked to look weak as champ but I don't that has to a lot with holding him down as opposed to other factors. 1.) 2 of his reigns were won through Money in The Bank which always makes the guy look like a weak champion to me. The only guy that didn't look weak to me was RVD because he had a legit match to win it. Unless the guy goes on a tirade through the roster like Brock Lesnar or Goldberg for like 6 months to a year after cashing in, he won't look strong and that brings me to... 2.) CM Punk's physicality and talent, I said before that Punk reminds me of a cross between HBK and Bret "The Hit Man" Hart without pulling the best from either superstar. What I mean is, Punk is a good technician but he's nowhere the level of The Hit Man plus he's not as big as Bret was. Bret was no John Cena in terms of strength himself but he was big and strong enough where you could believe that he could legitimately place someone like Diesel, Sycho Sid, or Vader in a hold long enough to make them tap after working on part of their body to weaken them first. Now, Punk being smaller that Bret wouldn't make me believe that Cena, HHH, or even R-Truth couldn't power out of the Anaconda Vise and don't get me started on Big Show, Kane, Undertaker, or Mark Henry. Also, Go To Sleep is one of the worse finishers I've ever seen in my life especially if he does it on a true heavyweight. In regards to HBK, neither of them are true heavyweights but Punk has nowhere the speed and quickness of HBK who simply ran circles around the heavyweight division which is why a lot of people regard him as the greatest ring worker of all time, I'm more partial to Ric Flair and Bret but to each their own. 3.) Punk has been going against guys that he just wouldn't look that good against. Hell, his first defense was against JBL who had Punk outclassed in terms of physical power and experience despite Punk being an actual veteran but kayfabe very young and JBL already having experience was a World Champ, in fact, all of Punk's first defenses were against similar guys. Then he faced The Undertaker in one of his following runs and no one looks good against him never mind the backstage stuff that happened with him talking back to The Undertaker. On a sidenote, I would've backed Punk in that instance as I hate stuff like that but still, you've got to be a bit smarter in those situations. You add in a lot of those factors and of course he looks weak, they had no other choice but to book him that way. On the flip side, when they put him with Hardy, he looked stronger because they could make him look that way during their feud. Another thing I have is that he's not the greatest mic worker today, that honor went back to The Rock the moment he stepped back into the ring. Now, I wouldn't say that Punk isn't good it's just that people, mainly internet fans, are responding to him shooting but most of the audience doesn't know what he's talking about and his "witty" remarks mostly come against people who aren't going to respond. Think about it, he shoots so people on the internet are like "he's saying what we're saying" but we're not the only ones watching it and, since he's mostly shooting and working with bullet points instead of a script, he looks better and more natural than most of the roster who are acting and most of these guys are bad actors. When he cuts a promo against someone like HHH who hasn't really responded until recently, he looks like he has the advantage but what happens when they do respond? I'm hearing people say that HHH owned him, that may or may not be true but HHH closed the gap. I said it before, it's like that kid in high school that talks smack to the teacher who won't respond, the kid looks like he has the advantage over the teacher who would probably make him look and feel as small as he is. Hell, the only reason people seem to back him over The Rock is because it's suddenly the hip thing to do to diss The Rock, let's see what happens when The Rock gets in the ring and cuts a promo against him. He already crushed him on Twitter once. People try to compare him to Stone Cold, there is no comparison either than the "I've Been Held Back" gimmick. The difference is that Austin's gimmick was that he did something about it. He went out there and interfered with matches and jumped people in the main event until they had to put him there. Why? Because the top guys like Bret wanted to shut him up thus putting him the main event. Punk doesn't do that, he just complains and doesn't advance the angle he's working, the other guys like Cena and HHH do that for him The last thing but most important that gets me is his blatant disrespect for the men that helped the company he works for defeat WCW in The Rock and HHH. He calls The Rock "Dwayne" like it's a slur, it's the man's given name and he's in a different line of work. What's wrong with wanting to be called by your name especially when they still call him Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson most of the time anyway? I've said it before, The Rock is one of the top 3 reasons that the WWE exists today behind Austin and tied with Mr. McMahon. Also, if most of what Punk is now doing is shooting, I'd have beaten the fuck out of him by now if I was HHH for what he's been saying about me and my wife. So what, he married the bosses daughter? She was good looking, especially around '00-'01 and she was down. That's pretty much all I give a fuck about when I look for a woman, the bosses daughter thing was a plus and he would've done the same thing. Hell, HHH is one of the second three reasons that the company still exists with Foley and The Undertaker. That's really all I have to say about CM Punk, the guy is good but not that good. The majority of the internet likes him but I have a question, what's it going to take for you to turn on him like the internet turned on Randy Orton?