Luis Gomez of The Chicago Tribune is featuring a column where he criticizes the use of CM Punk by WWE following the popularity of his angle in July culminating at the Money in the Bank PPV.
“WWE’s writers only made matters worse by overshadowing Punk’s return with storylines revolving around McMahon and his real life son-in-law, Triple H. Punk’s spotlight? Gone. Punk’s momentum? Gone. Punk’s WWE Championship? That too was gone after he lost in mid-August to Alberto Del Rio (He’s like The Situation and Scott Disick combined, right down to the gelled hair).
Sure, Punk now has the belt back after Sunday’s win, and he did a few interviews last week in New York, including an appearance on “The Opie & Anthony Show” and Sports Illustrated’s “Hot Clicks” podcast, but it could be too late. WWE’s best storyline in years has already been botched, and many of the casual fans who came back because of Punk have gone back to watching football on Monday’s.
As for me, WWE did what no ex-girlfriend could ever get me to do: They got me to stop watching wrestling. I haven’t seen “Raw” in nearly two months. That’s the longest I’ve gone without watching since high school. Will I come back? At some point. Maybe even tonight because of Punk’s win. But unless things change drastically, I’m going to watch WWE programming from now on the same way I watch every Cubs season: Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.”