Vince McManhon doesn’t like Twitter

WWE has been increasing the amount of Twitter use among its superstars lately in order to get more people interested.

I am sure you have noticed that many wrestlers’ entrance graphic showing their names also shows their Twitter handle, if they have one. You have probably also noticed that Michael Cole is constantly talking about Twitter in regards to other people’s accounts as well as what is trending worldwide related to WWE. WWE Raw Active you get it.

The reason the RAWactive Twitter poll with Daniel Bryan and Kane was featured on Monday’s RAW after not being featured for several weeks is because Vince McMahon was not there. Triple H was in charge this week and it’s said that he “kind of likes” Twitter.

Vince hates Twitter and while he realizes it’s a part of WWE’s social media efforts, he believes it is a tool for his talents to say some really stupid things in public. He particularity doesn’t like superstars which like to speak out having this tool.

*cough* CM Punk *cough*

Since Twitter took off a few years ago, more wrestlers have gotten on the social network, and the WWE has used it to further storylines, like John Cena and the Rock’s current program going into next year’s WrestleMania.

Vince is not on the site himself. Neither is Stephanie or his son-in-law, Triple H.

Stephanie, being a behind-the-scenes employee, would have less to gain from using Twitter, but Vince and Triple H could use it to their advantage quite well.

Triple H is still one of the more popular people in WWE despite not wrestling that much, and having him on Twitter would make for not only some hilarious remarks, but also for some good storylines. His humor would most certainly be appreciated amongst the Twitterverse as well.

Vince would also benefit from having a Twitter, even if he just had some intern posting his messages. Vince is currently being used sparingly on television, but a Twitter account would allow him to stay relevant in the minds of younger fans.

If only Vince could reach out and give us a piece of his mind… i’m sure he’d say “some really stupid things in public” 🙂

Update: CM Punk ‘Fools Universe’ In X-Ray Stunt

CM Tweeted: Tuesday: 22:55 (GMT)

“Suckers. Was a chest X-ray for a physical so I can go up in an F-18. Remember who pulls the strings. #BITW

I wonder if we will get any cool pics of that… Lets hope 🙂Image

CM Punk Undergoing X-Rays

WWE Champion CM Punk tweeted a message on indicating that he might be injured.

“I am getting X-rays. Thought you should know. @davemeltzerWON #scoop”

Does this have anything to do with punk limping around last night on Raw. Will this be using as an angle for CM Punk to drop the title to Ryback at TLC? Nahhh.

Lets just hope this isn’t too serious.

Daniel Bryan Should Have Faced CM Punk

Last Night On Raw WWE had a raw active vote on who should face champion CM Punk

Daniel Bryan or Kane… Now to me I thought this was great another Punk Vs. Bryan macth great! and it will finally show Daniel Bryan is not the weak link and he is being very very underplayed almost hidden away from the fact he is of world champion quality. Not that I don’t like Team Hell No, their segments a brilliant.

However this was not the case, Kane one? Okay I thought this might be close due to D-Bryan being played down but not lose?

However turns out I was right… Daniel Bryan actually won the RAW Active poll to determine who would wrestle CM Punk in the main event of the Monday’s Raw according to Hashtagbattle. #WWEBryan had 585 tweets, while #WWEKane had 408 tweets. In response, Bryan posted the following on Twitter:

“Hmmm… I smell corruption! “This week: #WWEBryan 585 – 408 #WWEKane http://t.co/lYlOERm5 via @hashtagbattle”

 

Now I know storyline… battle for supremacy between Team Hell No but I was genuinely shocked that this happened even if Kane really won the battle for the votes.

Also, Daniel Bryan and Ray Misterio was still great.

CM Punk Can’t Lose To Ryback, Thats The Bottom Line Because The Rock Said So?

Now apparently the latest news coming out about CM Punk is that  Vince McMahon has only been supportive of CM Punk keeping the WWE Title for so long is because of The Rock wanted him to?

Now lets think about that for a second, Mr McMahon being told what to do by The Rock, I doubt even the great one would get away with that however on the other hand The Rock brought McMahon ‘the millions’ last year  at WM and I’m not talking about the fans.

McMahon was said to be very supportive of CM Punk holding on to the title at Survivor Series because he’s worried if the title gets put on someone different, The Rock might have an issue with it.

I’m sorry ‘might’ I think McMahon would have a pretty strong idea, I know he’s getting on a bit but come on!

CM Punk vs. Rock at Royal Rumble has been teased since the summer and is something The Rock agreed to do. Vince reportedly doesn’t want to upset The Rock by changing things last minute regarding the creative plans for 2013.

So in conclusion, there is no chance that Ryback will get the belt… Unless Vince wants picks his Ryback push over annoying The Rock? and ill be honest here, I wouldn’t put it past him.

The only thing that stops be believing this match is pointless is the fact that it is so obviously pointless.

CM Punk Would Have Ruled In The Original ECW

“I’ve been the best ever since day one when I walked into this company, and I’ve been vilified and hated since that day because Paul Heyman saw something in me that nobody else wanted to admit.  That’s right, I’m a Paul Heyman guy.”

CM Punk has never shied away from the fact that he owes his career to the creator of Extreme Championship Wrestling. It was through the resurrected version of ECW under the WWE umbrella where Punk first found success in the company.

Years later, we have watched Punk rewrite the history books of the WWE Championship.

It has been nearly 12 years since the original incarnation of ECW went bankrupt and finally folded, after a long battle with two companies much bigger and wealthier than the Little Philadelphia Promotion That Could.

The reach of ECW’s influence is immeasurable, and wrestling today would not be the same had Paul Heyman not been at the helm.

Had CM Punk been born just a few years earlier, he would most definitely have played a key factor in the success of Extreme Championship Wrestling.

First and foremost, CM Punk remains a Paul Heyman guy.

Heyman demanded that Punk be brought up from Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE’s developmental territory at the time, with both his name and character intact, as soon as he was ready to debut for the new version of ECW. Back before the days of YouTube and social media, wrestling relied on the art of tape-trading and simple word-of-mouth marketing to bring in new talent and create new stars.

Had Heyman caught the scent of CM Punk, who began his professional career in IWA Mid-South in Louisville, Kentucky (founded by ECW alumnus Ian Rotten), it would only have been a matter of time before he was brought him into the ECW Arena and made him into one of the newest sensations.

Making a character out of his straight-edge lifestyle and rubbing it in the face of people whom he considered beneath him would have worked incredibly well in almost any venue. In the heart of South Philly, where the audience reveled in violence and pure wrestling, Punk could have turned into the company’s top heel overnight.

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Punk was involved in a feud with Raven during his time with Ring of Honor in 2003. It was a feud which saw Punk compare Raven to his father, starting a bitter rivalry that finally saw Punk defeat Raven inside a steel cage in November of that year.

It’s entirely conceivable that this could have taken place inside an ECW event years earlier, molding Punk into the performer we know now, and allowing the character of Raven to naturally evolve in a free environment.

Who else could he have personally attacked for their lifestyle choices and wrestling styles?  The Sandman comes to mind, as does Tommy Dreamer and a multitude of other men who passed through ECW and made a name for themselves by brutalizing each other until the canvas looked like a section of Hell.

One battle I would like to have seen while still a viable option would have been Cactus Jack/Mick Foley vs. Punk. In the late ’90s and even the early 2000s, this would have been incredible. Today, however, I feel sad whenever I see Foley hobble into the ring just to speak. I pray he doesn’t try and wrestle again.

Punk no doubt would have reveled in the notoriety that came with the ECW name. For all the controversy that he sparked for mocking Jerry Lawler’s heart attack, he would not only have the ability to generate 10 times the heat in a Paul Heyman-run company, he would have the same desire.

Had he been able to start a Straight-Edge Society in ECW and attempt to convert people in small venues one at a time, he would have been chased out of buildings.

This is not to say I don’t like what he has been doing for years in WWE.  Coming as far as he has and holding the WWE Championship for over a year has been nothing short of incredible to watch, and after next Monday he will dethrone John Cena in his continuing conquest of the longest reign with the title.

Still, it’s fun to imagine what could have happened if Heyman had discovered Punk before anybody else.

Is CM Punk Part of the NXT Invasion Not?

WWE champion CM Punk has twice been helped by NXT Wrestling stars Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, but it is still unclear if they are working for Punk or if they have ulterior motives.

When push comes to shove, the “NXT Three” figure to be revealed as Punk’s insurance policy.

Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns burst onto the scene at Survivor Series as Ryback appeared to be on the verge of winning the WWE championship. He had already taken out Punk with Shell Shocked and had done the same to John Cena, but the promising trio stormed the ring dressed entirely in black and powerbombed Ryback through the announce table. This allowed Punk to pin Cena and retain the title.

Ryback attempted to crash Punk’s year-long title reign celebration the next night on Raw, but he was once again foiled by the “NXT Three.” Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns powerbombed Ryback through the announce table for a second time and ended the show standing tall in the ring while Punk stood over Ryback with the WWE championship in his grasp.

Punk appeared to be surprised by the “NXT Three” attack on Monday night as he looked at Paul Heyman and they exchanged a shrug, but the evidence is clearly pointing toward a partnership of some kind. Punk has been lucky to escape with the title at each of the past three pay-per-views, and it seems likely that Heyman enlisted the help of some young upstarts to make it possible.

One clue in favor of that theory is that Heyman essentially tricked Ryback into showing up at Punk’s celebration. Earlier in the night, he invited Ryback to attend, which seemed odd since both he and Punk are generally afraid of the monstrous man. The only way that would make sense, though, is if Heyman had set up the attack ahead of time and knew that Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns would be there.

Also, the rumored name of the NXT triumvirate is “The Shield,” which is what the Spanish announce team called them at Survivor Series. Many fans are upset about the proposed name and think it’s stupid, but it makes perfect sense. If Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns are aligned with Punk, then they are basically acting as a shield to deflect Ryback and prevent him from getting to Punk and taking his WWE championship.

Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns are scheduled to be interviewed by Michael Cole on the upcoming edition of Raw. While the interview may reveal the true intentions behind their actions, it’s entirely possible that they’ll deny any involvement with Punk and Heyman. Brad Maddox said his reasoning behind taking out Ryback at Hell in a Cell was so that he could become a star, and “The Shield” may say something similar.

Even so, I’m still convinced that Maddox is working with Punk and Heyman as well. Heyman spoke with Maddox prior to his $1 million contract match against Ryback a couple of weeks ago and the nature of that discussion has yet to be revealed. Either Heyman was already working with him at that point or he used that conversation to set up something down the line, such as Maddox joining “The Shield” in the near future.

As things currently stand, it appears very likely that Punk will defend the WWE championship against Ryback in a tables match at TLC. Ryback has been put through a table twice in the past eight days and that is more than just a coincidence.

If that is the case, look for Vince McMahon to ban “The Shield” from the match. He could put forth a stipulation that states if Rollins, Ambrose or Reigns interfere in the match, Ryback automatically wins the WWE championship.

That would seemingly put Punk and Heyman in an impossible situation, but it could lead to the return of Maddox and perhaps even the long-anticipated return of Brock Lesnar at TLC.

On the ensuing Raw, a heel stable of Punk, Heyman, Rollins, Ambrose, Reigns, Maddox and Lesnar would be revealed and the odds would suddenly be stacked against The Rock at the Royal Rumble.

The WWE has waited for a very long time to debut Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns, and I doubt that they would be thrust into the spotlight without big plans already in place.

Allowing “The Shield” to go off on its own without the tutelage of Punk and Heyman would be a big mistake, as the fans likely wouldn’t care enough about the group in that situation.

With Punk and Heyman doing the talking for them, however, it would be impossible for Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns not to get over. There have certainly been some instances in the past where the WWE has squandered young talent, but these guys are considered can’t-miss prospects and won’t suffer the same fate.

Here are Some CM Punk NXT or The Shield related photos: