Joey Joe Joe Jr Posted September 4, 2011 Share Posted September 4, 2011 i'll agree completely with who above me said that since punk came back he has felt like just another superstar in the sense that you "know its wrestling" when he comes on now. shawn said it in his dvd on the subject of when he passed out in the ring and how things in the viewer's mind (or codes in what they consume which they have come to interpret for themselves) tell them its all wrestling and they lose some of that suspension of belief (alex shane said recently something along the lines of wrestling's aim being not about making them think its real but making them forget its fake). now that punk is coming out on cue when trips is in the ring, has new music, a new t-shirt etc., he's become another superstar and in the process has lost some of that true outsider-edge he had when it appeared he had one foot out the door of the wwe universe. prior to MITB, within the context of the story, his, very michael-douglas-in Falling Down, man without a care who was on the way out and had nothing to lose felt very authentic and appealing to a viewer, because in reality he did have nothing to lose (no one knew if he was resigned or simply going out on a high to take a break for a bit like jericho in 05; all of which made it unpredictable tv on several levels). the week he was at home and tweeting and appearing at comicon all helped further this, but since he's come back he's fallen into the mold of just another guy who every now and then refers to stephanie and trips' marriage which has been done so many times, not least by trips himself. sure it gets a good reaction in the moment and punk can turn a phrase but its a steady drop off from what he was saying prior to mitb. when he came back from suspension with the megaphone he had a completely different aura about him. had he stayed away a while longer, it would have solidified him as separate from the company but i understand the argument behind capitlising on him when he's hot, building to summerslam etc.; all of which i enjoyed. but now he's in a traditional storyline fued (authority vs rebel) albeit one with twists and turns, he's become what he has said he has resented: a superstar, complete with t-shirt, tron, music etc. it doesnt help that from city to city, its difficult to gauge a consistent reaction from the crowd where they perceive him as their voice of the voiceless. its even harder when trips is the one whose wife has been insulted, and has done all he can to accommodate punk, as he pointed out on super sd. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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