Some of The Undertaker's greatest rivals thank him for his illustrious career after WrestleMania 33.04/06/2017 - 16:45
Mr. McMahon and Triple H present Kurt Angle with his WWE Hall of Fame ring.03/31/2017 - 20:45
Cathy Kelley looks at Triple H's meme game while at the WrestleMania Pro-Am Golf Tournament in Orlando, Fla.03/31/2017 - 15:15
Seth Rollins had to watch WrestleMania 32 from the sidelines, but nothing will stop him from competing at WrestleMania 33. Here are six Superstars who missed WrestleMania, only to come back in spectacular fashion.03/30/2017 - 18:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/28/2017 - 15:30
"The Kingslayer" will have a chance to live up to his moniker when he battles The King of Kings in a Non-Sanctioned Match at WrestleMania.03/27/2017 - 22:15
John Cena forms a superteam with Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Ric Flair to face Randy Orton's squad ahead of WrestleMania XXIV.02/28/2017 - 19:15
Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, joins ESPN's "First Take" to talk about the thrill of stepping back in the ring and making memories at WrestleMania.03/21/2017 - 16:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/21/2017 - 12:30
Seth Rollins will have a chance to live up to his "Kingslayer" moniker in a Non-Sanctioned Match at WrestleMania, but he'll have to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement first.03/20/2017 - 23:15
Triple H deconstructs Punk’s argument
On the Sept. 12 edition of Raw, CM Punk chastised COO Triple H for his implied view of what a World Champion should be. Big, muscular, intimidating – all attributes that Punk admittedly lacked. The Second City Saint then went on to say that the lack of attention paid to him by higher-ups like Triple H was a direct result of his contrast to that ideal. And then Triple H, without pausing, listed off a myriad of Punk’s accomplishments, all framed within the main event and World Championship.
1) Punk has won and successfully cashed in the Money In The Bank briefcase twice.
2) Punk has won seven titles in WWE, including four World Championships.
3) Punk has main-evented several WWE pay-per-views over the past six years.
Hmm. Well, he’s right. All of those facts are true, and undeniable. Yet, Punk still maintains that he’s been held down, and restrained from grabbing the elusive “brass ring.” But, he has grabbed it. Four times. And, in doing so, he shocked the world each time. Each of those World Championship wins catapulted Punk into the same stratosphere he claims now bars him from entry.
Maybe that’s not Punk’s point, though. Maybe the “Voice of the Voiceless” isn’t concerned so much with himself as he is with the future of WWE. Maybe he, more than anyone, realizes that change is inevitable and necessary, and resistance is futile and destructive. And, as a medium through which the voiceless can truly be heard, Punk is in a unique place – he’s a main-eventer, unhappy with the current, stale iterations of main events.
In addition to the list of facts and counter-arguments that The Game correctly rattled off, one more fact resonates even more importantly across the WWE landscape: Punk, at this point, is the only one who can truly engineer change. If that happens, though, who will Punk rebel against then?