Originally Posted by roaddawg
Why are people so fascinated with CM Punk? I never understood that. He is getting recognition like Steve Austin got during the attitude era.
Is it even justified?
The people that are comparing him to Stone Cold are stupid and just looking to do one of those The "insert person here" of this era. They do it in all sports and it is just annoying. In 10 years from now there will be some MW dominating the division and Joe Rogan will call him the Anderson Silva of this Era and all of will collectively swear and roll our eyes.
But I will also admit I am huge CM Punk mark and have been since he first showed up to the WWE because anyone whose walk out music is Killswitch Engage automatically becomes my favorite wrestler. So with that being said...
Lets just be honest since Edge has retired, at the moment there is no one that is the all around talent CM Punk is right now in the ring and on the mic. No one really has the mic skills he has and there is no one that has the ring skills he has. When was the last time CM Punk had a legit bad match? Hell the guy put on a show with Cena at MITB last year and had a great match with Big Show a week ago and those two are consider two of the worse overall wrestles in the business. Yet he still manage to put on good shows with them. Now with the heel turn he is going to really shine because he makes a way better heel then a face and he should reach new heights.
If I was going to compare him to anyone I would say his closest comparison is Edge as far as in ring skill and mic work goes. Which is probably why he got the major push right after Edge retired.