CM Punk will become WWE’s main event-level star in the summer of 2011 after his famous pipe bomb promotion. Even today, many wrestling enthusiasts still want to know all about the internal mechanics of the acclaimed pipe bomb.
When Punk called Stephanie McMahon and Triple H the ridiculous daughter of Vince McMahon and his ridiculous son-in-law, one of the most well-known lines in the promotion happened near the end. “
During the interview Heelturn-DerSPORT1 Wrestling Podcast, Punk was asked how much of the pipe bomb was real. While answering that question, Punk explained what he did to confirm that the promotion was approved by Vince:
“That’s all. I had to outline Vince and didn’t say anything I wrote in the outline. I knew I needed to agree with him and then I was there I went out and said whatever I wanted, because I knew what I wanted to say. I knew I wasn’t crossing the line. No one was going to get angry with me. I knew
And in live television, it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission. If I asked him to say all that, he would be: [Lesnar].. Don’t mention Paul Heyman. Those people were persona non grata at the time. He said, “What the hell is the Ring of Honor? Don’t mention New Japan.” But I knew it would be a special work of art I wanted. I had to get out there and say it all.
So I wrote a mock draft of it, and he said, “Yeah, this is great.” He asked me to add something to make fun of Stephanie. And I was like “OK”. And I went out there and did it. And it was good, so he wasn’t angry with me. “
Punk was also asked why his glowing push that summer had cooled within a few months. He doesn’t name it, but he believes some higher ups had it for him:
“I think it’s because certain people in management wanted it that way.”
He also finds it difficult to maintain a high quality level because WWE mass-produces so much content.
“They are content companies. They run 3 hours of Raw, 2 hours of SmackDown. They tape everything else. They have NXT. They are on the network. They are on the network. Are in Peacock. They are in FOX. They are on USA Network. There are many. And when you have that much, I think the quality will drop. “
“It’s just constant. You have to attend everything … when Rock returns to the first Raw in January, no matter how many years it is, I have eight segments in the show. It was supersaturated with an uppercase “O”. It’s a bit ridiculous to say that I wasn’t very good at relying on me so much. But they like their revisionist history.
I think there’s some happy media I’ve found at AEW that doesn’t require everyone to attend every show. There are plenty of main event talents that can fill all the other gaps. “
Do you think Punk is right about AEW allocating TV time to the entire roster to find happy media without overexposing top stars?
And what do you think of Vince asking Punk to make fun of his daughter during a pipe bomb?
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