who is cm punk

anonymous asked:

can people not chant what they want? It literally affects no one else. You just described someone paying all that to go to a show then called them assholes for chanting someone's name, who cares?

It literally affects no one else.

Firstly, thank you for the rundown on what my post said, as if I needed a play by play of my own words. Secondly, you’re wrong. I rarely will say that someone’s opinion is wrong, but you are wrong. In professional wrestling, athletes work their asses off to get to the point that they’re TV ready and performing in front of crowds on a weekly basis. There are countless hours at the gym and practicing in rings, and for some, years leading up to even getting the chance to practice in the WWE. Take guys like Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and several others. These are wrestlers who worked for a decade before getting to the WWE, so that they could sit in cars and airplanes for hours, be away from their families, away from their friends, their homes, pets, and so they can sit around backstage all night trying to stay sane, healthy, etc. and then spend 20 minutes getting kicked in the head, ribs, slammed on their backs, potentially blowing out several joints and tearing muscles only to have some shitbag wrestling fans chant a wrestler’s name because LOLOLOLOL IT’S FUN TO TROLL.

Bro, fuck you, honestly. You think it affects no one? You’ve never been at a show where a promoter says to you, “Look, this is where we’re going over the next month with this story.” and thought to yourself, “Well, that’s fucking stupid, but I’m getting paid and these people know what works.” Then, to have go out and do shit that you know crowds will hate, that you know won’t work out as planned, and to give it your all anyway just to have people shit all over your match that you worked your fucking ass off on because they dislike the idea. Today, wrestling fans are both the best and worst that they’ve ever been, in that the average fan knows enough about wrestling that they “get” what’s going on, but they treat it one of two ways: either they’re cool with it, they support it, and they try to understand that there’s a bigger picture, or they behave like children. Fans who chant “CM Punk” at shows are basically saying “ahhhh fuck this shit, I don’t care about these wrestlers busting their asses for me, move along”. It’s horseshit. If someone has a problem with something, they need to realize a few things:

1. You are not the only fan in attendance. Every wrestling fan is different. Every fan has their own preferences, whether it be female wrestlers, luchadors, powerhouses, technicians, hardcore guys, tag teams, gimmick matches, whatever. I like it all, personally, but everybody’s different. To say that your favorite style of wrestling or your favorite matches are the only ones that should be featured is not only selfish, it’s fucking disrespectful.

2. Unless you’re involved in professional wrestling, you do not know what it’s like. Think about Natalya, right? A gal who grew up watching her dad bust his ass for decades, who went to Japan and trained meticulously to be one of the best wrestlers in the game, and to be featured on TV as a Total Diva or in a gimmick where she farts all the time. That should put things into perspective, but if not… Wrestlers don’t get what they want. They don’t. Hell, the guy that this is focused around, CM Punk, left because he didn’t get what he wanted. He got the longest title reign in DECADES, had a WrestleMania match against The Undertaker, defended the WWE Championship against everybody and was only finally beaten by The fucking ROCK, and headlined in arenas around the world, and he STILL didn’t get what he wanted. What relevancy that has to my point is that you aren’t getting what you want, so imagine how they feel. A lot of times, and I’ve heard it said more in wrestling than anywhere else in life, wrestlers are forced to make chicken salad out of chicken shit, and if someone’s busting their ass in the ring 5 nights a week, show them some fucking respect and appreciation, or don’t come to shows.

3. Your trolling is ruining the experience for others. There are wrestling fans of all ages who are new to the sport. People’s kids, new relationships and friendships with others, and many other reasons why a WWE event might be someone’s first. Now imagine this is your first event, you’re REALLY getting into it, and some asshole nearby starts a CM Punk chant. You ask, “Who’s that? Is he/she in the match?” and someone says “Oh no, he use to wrestle but he hates wrestling now.” Suddenly, that whole “I’m bitter” story has to get told and said new fan is now exposed to something that was specific to ONE GUY. Now, to this person, it’s okay to just hate something and be an asshole about it. Fine, if that’s how you want to live, but think about a little kid who’s fucking PUMPED to see The Usos, or the cruiserweights, or the women’s matches, and they hear the crowd totally turn on the show and chant “CM Punk”. Congratulations, little kid: your favorite wrestler that you looked forward to seeing live for the last month or two is getting shit on. Enjoy that.

The bottom line is, people are getting awarded or defended for being douchebags and it’s absolutely ridiculous. Nobody should disrespect the athletes or the shows that they attend. There’s no “well, they paid money to do so” argument here: If you go to a show, and you enjoy shitting on the product, you’re a fucking asshole. We (and I say ‘we’ because I do this shit too) work our asses off to give you the best of our abilities. If you disrespect what I do, I have nothing but disdain for you, and I guarantee I’m not the only one who feels this way.

CM Punk Vs. The Undertaker
[April 7th, 2013]

The Undertaker is a man who’s never been cited as “emotional” by any means. However, the weeks leading into WrestleMania 29 were perhaps some of the roughest on “The Deadman”, given the passing of his former longtime manager, Paul Bearer. Fresh off of the loss of his 434-day championship reign, CM Punk had a chip on his shoulder, and needed to prove that his greatness still remained intact. With that said, Punk would focus his efforts on ending the WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker in order to “take something away from the fans”, seeing as he blamed the WWE Universe for his championship loss to The Rock at the Royal Rumble pay per view.

While The Undertaker is someone who’s dealt heavily in both physical accounts and mind games, the ante was upped by CM Punk, who attacked The Undertaker during a ceremony that was held in remembrance of the late Paul Bearer. Punk made it a point to humiliate The Undertaker, stealing his signature urn and attacking him during the ceremony. After a brawl between the two, Punk held the urn over the Deadman and dumped the ashes that the urn contained onto The Undertaker, showing a complete lack of respect for both Taker and the late Bearer.

When the two forces finally clashed at WrestleMania 29, the game had been set. The Undertaker, hellbent on revenge, and CM Punk, who not only had something to prove, but who also had to survive. The two men battled through attempted submissions, repeated strikes to the head by both fists and feet, a shot to the head by Punk with the urn, and culminated in a Tombstone Piledriver. The Undertaker defeated CM Punk, bringing his WrestleMania record to 21-0. Following the match, The Undertaker regained the urn, and saluted his fallen manager.

all i really want is a wwe universe high school au where vince mcmahon is the head principal and stephanie and brie are fighting to become prom queen (plot twist nikki starts her own campaign with bae john cena) against summer rae, layla, then sports queen AJ steps in because she needs to she number one and somehow paige is dragged along and brie and the principal’s billionaire princess battle with steph’s supportive “i got u babe” bad boy boyfriend motorcycle riding hunter and brie’s martial arts enthusiast/book worm “i really don’t think we shouldn’t be doing this but I love you” daniel bryan but Jericho is gonna try to succeed in ruining steph’s campaign then there’s ziggler on the cheer squad and miz being the spoiled rich kid of a movie star and cody rhodes being the jock who’s obsessed with astronomy and dustin in all the drama plays plus captain roman and the usos on the football team. Naomi and Natayla on the cheerleading squad …randy orton being the feared jock with braces, jack swagger being the loudest during the pledge of allegiance along with history teacher zeb which angers russian transfers rusev and lana, seth in the book reading and wrestling club who listens to punk rocks during class with his hidden phones, cm punk being the badass kid who isn’t ashamed of his comic book obsession, dean being the lone wolf who smokes in the boy’s room, adam rose being the class clown hosting ALL the parties, renee and eden working on the school newspaper, kane being the smart quiet kid who can recite Steinbeck but crush you like a twig if you give him a stare…but he becomes friend with daniel bryan when they’re stuck together in detention and heath slater trying to start a rock n roll band in school and wade barrett doing the school announcement beginning with, “…I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news…” kofi, big e, and mark henry in the athletic club yet also the school president, vice president, and school treasurer plus bray wyatt in poetry class “follow the buzzards” and bo dallas being the school’s freaking mascot and just nxt is the middle school k-8 across the street with bayley, sami zayn, adrian neville, sasha banks, enzo amore and collin cassidy with solomon crowe who always is the last one in the bus stop along with dean so he calls dean “moxley” because it sounds cooler and dean just plays along and calls him sami.

And just

Fuck it all I’m gonna write this

The Evolution of AJPunk Part 2

Okay, so if you’ve read part 1, then you may or may not have noticed I forgot a few tiny little things. If you didn’t, I did, and so I’m back with these moments and gif reactions! Here’s the link to the first one if you haven’t read it the-evolution-of-ajpunk

So, I forgot to add where I really thought their relationship started.

NXT, 9/21/10

When I saw this, I had literally just started paying attention to wrestling. I started watching wrestling during this episode right here! This was my reaction when I saw/heard this.

But seeing it now, my reaction is

Smackdown, 3/23/12

So, you all may be wondering, what happened on Smackdown between AJ Lee and CM Punk when she was with Daniel Bryan? Well, for those of you who watched that Smackdown and either forgot or didn’t catch it, CM Punk said to AJ. “When you’re done with him [Daniel Bryan], call me!” And that’s what started their storyline romance. 

I watched that Smackdown and gagged in the beginning when AJ was talking about her and Daniel, but didn’t catch what Punk said to her, so I go back after their storyline ended, remembering he said something to her, and this is my reaction when I realized what he said.

That was such a sad moment for me, because I thought they were totally over when I re-watched it, because I re-watched it when AJ and Ziggler were together.

Summerslam, 8/19/12

Again, you may be wondering, what happened at Summerslam that was so important that we may have not noticed? Well, a lot of people didn’t notice it at the time (including me), but that’s what I’m here for, to tell you what happened.

Around this moment right here, John Cena said. “I know there is something going on between you two.” When AJ and Punk were staring at each other. Now, why would the writers have John Cena say that when the ring mics barely picked it up? So, this is my reaction when I realized this, about five months after Summerslam.

RAW, 8/26/13, we all know what this day was. At least we all should. The hints escalating that AJ and Punk were dating in real life.

Notice that word up there. Pipebombshell. PipebombshellPipebombshellPipebombshell. 

Let’s all remember that Punk is the one that first said it!

Raw, 12/9/13

And let’s not forget when we were so fucking close to having AJ and Punk in the same room together, on camera, that hasn’t happened since she was GM! No one noticed it? Well, it was when AJ got a slammy stolen from her be Stephanie McMahon. It was for Insult of the Year, and when they announced it, it was right before Punk’s match and Punk was in the ring! But, those motherfucking writers, ruined it and let Stephanie beat her, and everyone hated what Stephanie did that got her nominated. Fired and assaulted Big Show. AJ fucking went out there, no script, and spoke her mind and lost to Stephanie!

My reaction to the writers and the McMahons after tearing an AJPunk moment away from me.

Okay, that was it for The Evolution of AJPunk Part 2! Now,

tannergarza  asked:

Ah tape, a) how tall are you? b) when thinking about some of the dudes that have been in wrestling does that height seem fucking mind boggling? the one that always comes to mind for me is Brody being billed between 6'8"-10" and I'm a 5'11" latino and that just seems like some made up height designed to make me cry.

I am always disturbed by listed heights of people I’ve stood next to, like Samoa Joe (who is not taller than me, at 6′1″) or Bryan Danielson (who is drastically shorter than me) or CM Punk (who is about right)

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CM Punk’s “pipebomb” promo, animated by Paul Cooper

If you only ever watch one thing I share, make it this. It’s super impressive. The guy behind it did a version of Breaking Bad’s “I am the one who knocks” that’s really cool as well.

Colt Cabana: If there was one person you could come back to the ring and face, who would it be?

CM Punk: Hands down, without a shadow of a doubt, Mojo Rawley. The only regret I have when it comes to the wrestling business is not getting to work a program with him. I’ve been in the ring with The Rock, The Undertaker, all of them. But the fact that I’ll never go toe to toe with Mojo Rawley turns my stomach. I may never main event a WrestleMania but Mojo Rawley is going to main event dozens and I honestly can’t wait.”

wow this podcast with CM Punk is fantastic

Every single person who participated in the CM Punk chant can go walk barefoot over a sea of Legos straight to hell. Those ladies are giving it their all to put on an amazing show, and all you fucking dipshits can focus on is someone who just happens to be married to one of the participants. 

They deserve better. 

Give the Divas a fucking chance… without the CM Punk chants.

Why I could never hate John Cena. [2015]

Growing up, I was always attracted to villains. I don’t know what it was, I just loved the bad guys. Shredder, The Joker, The Riddler, Carnage, The Mandarin, you name it, I loved them all. When I got into pro wrestling at a young age, the villains were always my favorite. Of course, Roddy Piper stood out to me, followed by Shawn Michaels, Mankind, Goldust, Hunter Hearst-Helmsley, and others. When they won, I was ecstatic. When they lost, I was furious.

Of course, all of my friends loved the good guys. They were fans of Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Lex Luger (for some fucking reason), The Rock, and others. I stood by the side of my favorite bad guys, and remember the feeling of watching my heroes (the villains) succeed. I remember standing by my cousin’s side when Shawn Michaels was on the TV screen, dancing around just like he did in our stupid heart-shaped sunglasses, and just thinking, “There’s our guy. He’s our wrestler. He wrestles for us.” Sure, he was a bad guy, but looking at him, we never knew. He was just so cool to us.

When I started going to WWE shows regularly, I started to understand why people would cheer and boo certain guys. Of course, I hated Owen Hart at the first show I went to, because he was a baby face who was feuding with the heel, Triple H. When Triple H hit Owen with his crutch, I remember screaming “Yeah! Beat him up, Hunter!” I was 12 years old, and I was so excited to see my favorite wrestler beat up (who was, to me) the bad guy.

Fast forward to 2002. I was a 16 year old regular at OVW’s shows at Six Flags, and my favorite wrestler was Nova. His opponent? The Prototype. The Prototype was a guy who had a loud mouth, who was cocky, who showed off, and I remember thinking, “Man, I love Nova, he’s one of my favorite wrestlers, but I’m loving this Prototype guy!” When the fans would chant “Homotype! Homotype!” at him, I would shout for them to shut up. At one show, Prototype heard me standing up for him and pointed at me, then shouted to the crowd, “He’s okay. The rest of you SUCK!” I laughed, sat down, then bragged to my buddy about how me and The Prototype were ‘cool’. A week later, The Prototype debuted on SmackDown as John Cena.

Four years later, it’s 2006, and John Cena returned to OVW for his second Six Flags show of the year. The first one he did was a surprise, as he was subbing for an absent Kurt Angle, but the second one was announced as he’d be facing Aron “The Idol” Stevens. Before the show, members of the OVW Fan Club would get bracelets that got you backstage for a meet and greet with whoever the guest of the week was. I jumped in line with an 8x10 that I’d ordered on eBay for Cena to sign, as he and Kane were both guests on the show. After a conversation with both men, getting my autographs and taking pictures with them both, I left the backstage area and was headed back to my seat.

Someone caught my eye. I looked to my left and saw a kid, maybe about 8 years old. He was seated with his dad, who looked like your typical wrestling fan dad rocking a Kentucky Wildcats t-shirt and baseball cap. His son was sitting next to him, covered in John Cena merchandise from head to toe. He had the hat, the shirt, the necklace, and the wristbands. The adorable little Cena kid that you see at every show, just looking around at everything, and for a second, just looking at him, I remembered how it felt to be at my first wrestling show. I was in awe at the size of the ring. I remember thinking, “how do they run across that so fast?” I remember holding my Pepsi, eating popcorn, listening to the music playing over the P.A., trying to ignore the conversations of people around me, and just staring at that fucking ring. “Look at that thing. Wow. It’s huge. I’m actually here!”

Looking at that kid put me right back at 12 years old, an impressionable kid who just loved the heroes and villains of pro wrestling. I remember seeing all these superstars I loved, from Savio Vega to Triple H, from Sable to Brian Christopher, from The Headbangers to The Nation Of Domination. I thought, man, they’re superheroes”. They seemed untouchable. They seemed impossibly far out of reach for me. Someone so huge, so powerful, so larger than life, they were Gods to me as a kid. I met my first wrestler when I was 11 years old, and I’ve met almost every single one of my favorites ever since. In the span of about 10 steps, I saw this kid, had this huge flashback, and just immediately came up with an idea.

After dropping my stuff off at my chair and making sure my friend wasn’t going to abandon it, I started to slowly peel off my bracelet. It was a little sticky one they give you at concerts and stuff, so I had to be super careful or else I’d rip it. I darted back over to the man and his son and held the bracelet out, pointing off to where the meet and greet was. I said to him, “Here, dude. Put this on and go over there, and you guys can meet John Cena.” The dad looked at me with surprise in his eyes and said, “For real?” I said “Yeah, but you gotta hurry, they’re probably gonna cut the line off soon.” He took the bracelet, thanked me, then took his son over to the line. I don’t even think they took their Pepsi with them.

Later, I had completely forgotten about giving the guy my bracelet when the semi-main came to pass. I was standing up, taking a picture when the guy came and stood sort of close to me. After I got the shot, I lowered my camera and the dude said, “Hey man, thanks again for that.” I looked at him, confused, and said “For what?” He said “For this!” He held up his wrist and I saw the wristband, then remembered. It wasn’t a big deal to me, so I had honestly forgotten. I said “Oh, it’s all good, man.” He said “Dude, that was awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him light up like that.” When he said that, I looked over at the guy as he looked at the ring. He had a tear in his eye, so I smiled. “Yeah?” He smiled and nodded. “Yeah man, he was so excited. It’s gonna be hard to top this on Christmas.” I laughed with him and said, “Well, I’m glad, man. Was he cool?” He looked over at me with a big smile and a shaky laugh. “Man, he was awesome. He shook his hand, took a picture with him, signed his magazine, and his shirt… it was pretty cool.” When he added the last part, he looked away and I saw his lip quiver a little bit.

I looked back to the ring and started making some small talk about CM Punk (who was teaming with Kane against Cryme Tyme). He seemed happy to change the subject and talked with me for a little bit. I took another picture, which I guess cued him. He said, “Well man, I’m not gonna bother you too much. I just wanted to say thanks.” I looked at him and said, “No, man, you’re not bothering me. I’m happy that you guys got to meet him.” He thanked me again and said “I better get back over there so I can watch his hero with him.” I said, “You’re the one who got him back there. You’re his hero.” He smiled and shook my hand, then walked away.

That conversation rings in my head all the time. I can’t tell it without getting a tear in my eye, just thinking of how cool it must be to see your kid so happy. Any chance I get to make a little wrestling fan happy, I take it. I just remember being that kid and holding my camera, taking a picture of Triple H. He saw the flash, looked down at me from the top rope, and did the DX chop to me. I did it back with a big gap-toothed smile on my face, which he smiled at and turned back to the ring. If John Cena is the guy who’s bringing millions, literally, millions of kids that same joy, that same feeling of being recognized by your hero, then I couldn’t possibly see myself hating him. Not even a little.

After I spoke with Dana and Lorenzo, that’s when it got serious and that’s when I brought it to her attention. Trust me, whatever nerves I’m gonna have stepping into the Octagon will pale in comparison to the nerves I had when I had to bring this up to my wife. I was honestly terrified. I was like, ‘She’s gonna shut it down, and I’m gonna have to figure out a way to smooth it over so I can do this, because I don’t take no for an answer, she doesn’t take no for an answer, and this is something I really wanna do.’ Right off the bat she recognized that. She’s been around me long enough to know that, ever since the first day I met her, this is something I talked about doing, and she’s not somebody that’s gonna step in front of her husband trying to accomplish something that he dreamed about.
—  CM Punk answers the question, ’How did you convince your wife AJ to be on board, given the physical risks?’, in his Rolling Stone interview. (x)

To anybody talking shit about CM punk cause of how quick the match was, lemme ask you a question. If somebody is whooping your ass and has you in a submission, would you tap? Of course you wouldn’t. Because YOUR pathetic ass wouldn’t step foot in the Octagon.

Take a seat and let others live their dream, alright?

I have mad respect for Punk, that never changes for me. He showed up. He isn’t giving up. That says a lot about who he is and who you haters are.