NEWS: Rock responds to Punk, promotes Rumble PPV match
on Twitter, "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson responded
to C.M. Punk's recent derogatory comments in his heel
TV promos. Rock hyped the expected Royal Rumble PPV
main event of Punk vs. Rock for the WWE Title and
tweeted a picture of him working out in the gym while
wearing a Punk t-shirt with cut-off sleeves.
Champion @CMPunk I know where to find you Phillip.
And I will.. #Rumble2013," Rock tweeted. Rock's
work-out photo is below at this link - pic.twitter.com/w2vQzWFQ
should WWE Champion CM Punk choose to face at Hell
in a Cell: John Cena or Ryback? - 9th October 2012
one cage door is John Cena a 10-time WWE Champion,
a veteran of this unforgiving match who will do whatever
it takes to reclaim the coveted title he hasnt
held in more than a year.
the other cage door is Ryback a snarling, ferocious
beast who has devoured every Superstar in his path
and just keeps demanding to be fed more and more.
Hell in a Cell would you choose to step inside?
is the unenviable decision that CM Punk now faces
after Mr. McMahon issued an ultimatum to the WWE Champion
at the close of Monday night's Raw. For Punk, it comes
down to picking between the devil he knows or the
devil he doesn't have the slightest clue about. On
the surface alone, it seems like the choice should
be Cena, especially considering his recovery from
elbow surgery. But if you look closer, you'll realize
that it's not all that simple for The Straight Edge
is here to examine the pros and cons of both options
Punk has to choose from as Hell in a Cell looms just
weeks away. Which opponent he selects might make all
the difference between extending his impressive WWE
Title reign and losing the grip on his championship
gold completely ...
if you believe that Cena will be fully recovered from
elbow surgery in time for Hell in a Cell and
there's a good chance he won't be history indicates
that this match could work in the WWE Champion's favor.
Punk and Cena have gone head-to-head more than 10
times dating back to 2009, but it's Punk who has come
out on the winning end of two of their most important
clashes for the WWE Title.
2011, The Straight Edge Superstar defeated Cena at
Money in the Bank and took him down again one month
later at SummerSlam. Punk even knows how Cena typically
operates inside the confines of Hell in a Cell, having
battled him and Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat
Match at Hell in a Cell 2011. With a devious mastermind
like Paul Heyman giving Punk advice from outside the
Cell, conquering Cena might even be easier than those
also apparent what Cena wants: the WWE Championship.
Ryback, on the other hand, might not care about the
title more than he cares about the destruction of
his opponents. Is Punk ready to be trapped inside
a steel structure with an unpredictable wrecking machine?
Yeah, facing Cena definitely feels like the much safer
several weeks, Punk has been clamoring for respect
ad nauseam. He's tried to demand it with his words
and even beat it out of WWE Legends like Bret "Hit
Man" Hart and Mick Foley. But if Punk really
wants to prove himself worthy of everyone's respect,
how about accomplishing something no other Superstar
has been remotely able to do? Yes, we're talking about
being the first to defeat Ryback.
inside Hell in a Cell with the 6-foot-3, nearly 300-pound
juggernaut is a ridiculously scary proposition, but
if Punk could break Ryback's food chain, he'd have
a victory that would silence the doubters and possibly
make his WWE Championship reign be viewed as one of
the very best of all time. There may not ever be a
greater proving ground match for The Straight Edge
Superstar than the one that stands in front of him
put, Ryback could be the Andre the Giant to Punk's
Hulk Hogan. (Credit: WWE)
CM Punk: Best In The World Blu Ray
June 27, 2011, CM Punk forever altered the course
of WWE history with a blistering rant, proclaiming,
'Day in and day out for almost six years I have proven
to everybody in the world that I am the best on this
microphone, in that ring, even on commentary. Nobody
can touch me!' Since riding into the scene as an extra
in John Cena's entrance at WrestleMania 22 to defending
the WWE Title in main events all over the world in
recent years, the Voice of the Voiceless has backed
up that statement. Now, WWE fans get an unprecedented
look inside the life and career of the most controversial
Superstar of this generation. The first-ever documentary
to focus on CM Punk traces his rise to the top of
WWE, from his early success on ECW, his divisive perpetuating
of the Straight Edge subculture, to becoming internationally
revered as the best wrestler in the world, and all
the five star matches and verbal pipe bombs in between.
holds 'WWE '13' press event in New York City - 9th
YORK With the release of "WWE '13"
just weeks away, THQ held an exclusive press event
at Skylight West Studios in Manhattan, N.Y., to announce
new details about the highly anticipated video game.
On hand for the festivities were WWE Legend Mick Foley,
Raw General Manager AJ Lee and Paul Heyman.
present were THQ President Jason Rubin and Creative
Director of WWE Games, Cory Ledesma, who kicked off
the event with a 40-minute presentation to the numerous
press outlets in attendance. In addition to showing
off even more in-game features of the previously announced
Attitude Era single-player campaign mode, Ledesma
revealed that Paul Heyman had a big hand in bringing
back that most beloved of times to gaming consoles.
went to Paul Heyman to provide some creative direction
on the storylines that are taking place in the Universe
mode experience," Ledesma told WWE.com. "We
relied on Heyman heavily. Its almost like he
executive produced the Universe mode." Heymans
involvement as the writer of the Attitude Era campaign
suited the creative force behind ECW well. "I
have a certain kinship with fans of that era,"
Heyman said, "So I got a chance to relive the
Attitude Era and update it into the Universe mode
for this game."
there's now an entire generation of WWE Universe members
who were not old enough to remember the Attitude Era,
Heyman says, " 'WWE '13' presents a double opportunity.
For fans of the Attitude Era, this is a dream come
true." Heyman added, "For fans that have
never been exposed to the Attitude Era, theyre
about to get their first taste of 'Stone Cold' Steve
Austin, The Rock, The Brothers of Destruction, DX
and Mankind. This is a great way to introduce these
[Superstars] to the new generation of the WWE Universe."
involvement behind the scenes wasn't the only major
announcement that THQ had in store, however.
the New York City press event, THQ also unveiled Mankinds
chapter in the Attitude Era campaign. Mankinds
Attitude Era journey joins the storylines of D-Generation
X, Austin 3:16, The Brothers of Destruction, The Great
One and WrestleMania XV in the revolutionary single-player
campaign. Talking about what it means to be featured
so prominently in the game, Mick Foley said, "As
a dad, nothing refutes my youngest [childs]
claim that I was a 'stinky' wrestler."
was undoubtedly a huge part of what made the Attitude
Era so special to so many fans. The sight of The Undertaker
standing atop Hell in a Cell as Mankind lie amid shattered
pieces of the announce table is one that is forever
emblazoned in WWE lore. AJ Lee talked about Foley's
impact, saying, "Mankind is such a huge part
of the Attitude Era. I think everyone wants to play
the Hell in a Cell moment." Speaking of younger
WWE Universe members, AJ added, "They may know
Mankind as Mick Foley, but now they can see a side
of him theyve never seen."
Foleys inclusion in "WWE '13" may
not come as a surprise to members of the WWE Universe,
The Hardcore Legend himself was taken aback by the
honor of playing such a major role in the game.
cannot tell you how excited I am!" Foley said
through his trademark smile. "This experience
keeps escalating I went from knowing I was
going to be part of ['WWE '13'] and honestly being
very thankful for that opportunity, to finding out
that I would be voicing over the Three Faces of Foley
and that I would be a focus of this game." During
the extensive voice over process, Foley was able to
relive some of his greatest WWE moments.
has gone to great pains to ensure that those moments
were faithfully recreated. Cory Ledesma said, "Fans
really care about the roster, the entrances. We spent
a lot of time making sure they looked authentic, and
were really proud of that." When asked
about the extreme measures taken by THQ to accurately
represent every facet of that era, Foley added, "They
even have the rip in the tights that showed the singlet
underneath. The attention to detail is just stunning."
addition to Mankinds storyline, THQ announced
that the "Off Script" mode will allow gamers
to play through other major moments of the Attitude
Era, such as Chris Jerichos Monday Night Raw
debut and the first episode of SmackDown.
perfectly summed up the intent of THQs latest
offering, saying, "My big speech to CM Punk [on
the Sept. 24 episode of Raw] was about great moments,
and 'WWE '13' is recapturing the great moments of
the Attitude Era."
since "WWE '13" is all about moments, perhaps
the best moment of the day came when AJ Lee had a
chance to sit down and play the game for the first
time something she told WWE.com she wouldnt
do until her DLC character became available. Thanks
to some tinkering on the part of THQ, though, the
Raw GM was able to play as herself. Her opponent?
who is an avid gamer, did her best Joey Styles impersonation,
yelling, "Oh, my God!" as she watched her
characters video game entrance play out. A clearly
thrilled AJ went on to defeat Stephanie in a (virtual)
match, and to make a prediction about next years
THQ Challenge, saying she hopes to repeat her win
from last year, this time playing as herself.
the days events wrapped up, though, Paul Heyman
made a guarantee of his own. "My kids are really
big gamers, and for me they are the ultimate test
audience," he told WWE.com. "They tell me
which games are cool, and which ones arent,
and they really love this game. They really, truly
dig this game, so I can, with great confidence state,
that 'WWE '13' is a cool game."
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