WWE’s CM Punk Discusses the Wrestling Business in his latest “shoot”

The Voice of the Voiceless recently sat down for an interview with Australian Reporter, Manny Tsigas. I watched the video last night and I think it gives you a little insight on Punk’s on screen actions as of late. I recommend any wrestling fan to watch it!

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WWE Journal Entry: My Story of Becoming a Professional Wrestler

By Bleacher Report Featured Columnist: Jon Fisher

Ever since I was a little kid, all I ever dreamed of was becoming a WWE superstar. Growing up watching Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Shawn Michaels, I believed in my heart that a small guy like me could make it.
There was this one moment that hooked me for life. I watched the first Wrestlemania and that just blew me away. The adrenaline rush and excitement overtook my soul and I knew that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

In the back yard, my friends and I always practiced moves on our trampoline and even on the ground sometimes. Money was tight other years. No matter the circumstances, I persisted along with heart and passion.

We even had our bed sheets set up just like a curtain. My one friend brought his radio over and we had our own entrance music.

Each day passed and I felt like I was getting closer to the ultimate goal. I’ve been practicing my moves and it looked as if the next step in journey was to test out the Indie scene. Only a high school graduate, I had a choice to make.

Instead of college, I chose my true addiction: professional wrestling.

I mean, I had experience in middle and high school, so it isn’t like I was completely oblivious to the sport. Moving on to the indie scene, it was a culture shock.

 

Everything I believed it was became a rude awakening. My body wasn’t prepared for the constant beating and travel. Not to mention I worked a night job on the side to make ends meet.

At this time, my parents didn’t believe professional wrestling was a responsible way to live a life. I was on my own at the age of 19.

A few months into the indie scene, I became acclimated to my surroundings. I had the people I enjoyed working with and vice versa. Naturally, I was the underdog, because most competitors were much bigger than me.

Unfortunately, the wear and tear of my body finally caught up to me. During a match on a cold Saturday night, I was minutes away from defeating Steel Cobra, until I went for a suplex and my leg gave out.

The MRI revealed the next day that I tore my ACL. I was on the shelf for about a year.

Going through my head, I contemplated quitting. The people who didn’t get injured and were out there every night getting one step closer, while I sat and was painfully hurt physically and mentally.

I looked in the mirror depressed, full of hatred and said to me, “You can do this.”

A year past and I was back in the squared circle. Now 21, this year felt like the year to break through.

 

Doing show after show, I was starting to hone my skills. My favorite part was my high-flying set. I felt as if I was on top of the world.

After a couple of months, a man approached me about working for the WWE. I was completely blown away by his offer. Never in a million years, did I feel that I was good enough for the biggest wrestling promotion in the world.

I witness guys like Batista, Triple H, the Rock, John Cena grace the stage with a bodybuilder persona. I was a small high-flyer, so why would Vince McMahon want me? Only so few small guys break through in this business.

In a heartbeat, I accepted his offer and I was on my way to Florida to perform in FCW, the minor leagues of the WWE.

There was one problem though, instead of using my name, Vince created a name for me. I wasn’t too keen on the idea, but I didn’t have a choice really. Jason Steele was my name. I kept my gimmick, so it’s no tragedy.

I busted my butt in FCW, working every match like it was my last. I saw most guys spend a lot of time in FCW, just about a year, but they called me up after about five months.

Reactions were limited at this proposition. I said yes, not knowing the journey ahead of me. 300 days on the road, missing loved ones and sleepless nights were included in the package deal.

 

My debut match was on Friday Night Smackdown. I was set to face the Great Khali in a squash match. I didn’t know what to think. Why would they bring me up just to get crushed?

Sticking to my guns, I kept my mouth shut and the giant pinned me in a matter of minutes. One squash match turned into months of humiliation, as I was what’s known as a “jobber.”

That term to me was a bad enough word, but to be associated with such a label hurt me. I was always taught that battling through adversity will make you stronger. Thus, I continued on.

After a few years on the main roster, doing backstage segments and random interviews for WWE DVD’s, I got a call that I would be put in a feud for the Intercontinental Championship.

My eyes lit up like a kid at Christmas. I saw guys like Chris Jericho grace the belt and it was an honor to be able to hoist such a prize. The feud was against Rey Mysterio. I was even more gracious, because I could now showcase my unique wrestling style. Although, my mic skills needed work.

That’s another thing I noticed. If you couldn’t talk or bench press a truck, a main event wasn’t in your future. For this reason, it became my personal crusade to put smaller guys on the mark, along with HBK.

 

After four months of back-and-forth action, I finally won the belt at SummerSlam. I finally reached another one of my dreams. This beats the paper belt I created out of macaroni art in grade school.

Creative was high on me as champion, so they said a long reign would be in my favor. Indeed it was, five months to be exact. I went through talent after talent. Feud after feud, I was finally inching closer to my ultimate goal.

It was time for the Royal Rumble and I dropped the Intercontinental Title at the previous Raw show. Before the pay-per-view, we found out who was going to win and go onto headline WrestleMania.

On the drive to work, I didn’t believe it to be true. There was no way I could win the Rumble. As I stumbled through the door, one of my friends approached me and asked if I heard the news.

I shook my head and was curious. He told me they picked the winner for the Rumble. Those same eyes lit again. I sprinted into Vince’s office and on the poster-board, I saw my name.

I cannot explain the emotion that rushed through my body. It was as if a rollercoaster started at my head and down into my toes. I won the Royal Rumble. I actually did it. As I through the last man over the top rope, I just cried.

Bawling my eyes out, with streamers falling from the ceiling, I wept in happiness. I was about to enter a world where my dream started back in the days of childhood.

There isn’t much to comment in between the Rumble and the Grandest Stage of them all except for my adrenaline high every day. I was feuding with John Cena, who will hold the title at WM. Everyone counted me out.

That’s what made my crusade for the WWE Championship even more special. If I defeat him, I will have taken down the proverbial beast.

The day finally came. It was the day of WrestleMania. I entered through the door of the building and I couldn’t breathe. Full of emotion, I laced up my boots and prepared for the main event of the biggest wrestling spectacle in the world.

It was time. My match was about to begin and the director cued my music. I ran through that curtain like I practiced all those years ago. It was finally time. The bell rang and finally, I was here.

The match lasted 45 minutes. There was no blood. There were no chair shots or hardcore paraphernalia. Only pure wrestling. Cena went up for his standard finisher, but I reversed it into my submission finisher.

He broke out of it after 20 seconds of fighting. The ref pulled me off and Cena charged at me. I avoided the clothesline and jumped of the ropes to hit the lionsault. 1…….2…………………………..3!

The whole arena was screaming my name. I couldn’t move for a second. Life stopped. For years on end, my dream was to become the WWE Champion like many other small wrestlers before me.

 

I realized my dream. Through adversity, I pushed through. In times of sickness or injury, I worked 1000% harder to get back.

On this day, I lived my dream.

Thanks for taking the time to read my story. I realize it was pretty long. This was my first shot at fiction. I would love your feedback and I would appreciate any comments that I receive. Have a great day everyone!

“For the benefit of those with flash photography….”

Vincent Kennedy McMahon’s WWE Mandate: Revealed

The September 12th edition of Monday Night RAW was indeed an uneventful one. Despite the slight interest in programs over the United States and WWE Championships, I found myself awaiting the “final confrontation” between CM Punk and Triple H before their match at Night of Champions 2011. As the spine curling promo began, Punk spoke of Kevin Nash and the eye widening set of events that occurred during the RAW’s that preceded this particular one.

While Triple H responded in his snarky, egotistical, and heavy opinionated manner, Punk responded with his controversial and realistic accusations that effectively break kayfabe.  The promo itself echoed those that preceded it until Punk said something that caught my attention.

You both share the same opinions and philosophies that a guy who looks like me doesn’t belong in a ring with someone who looks like you. The big thing that infuriates me is that for years now you’ve both had this weird bodybuilder fetish/fantasy about what a main event caliber superstar needs to look like. And based on that, guys who don’t fit your image or more importantly guys that do fit your image are afforded ten times the opportunities”

Triple H cut Punk off before he could finish his statement but those very words shook the foundation we walk on as hardcore wrestling fans while sending me into a short period of introspection.  It’s no secret that Vince McMahon has undying love for bodybuilder like entertainers or models while he consistently devalues the actual professional wrestlers working for him.

For example, FCW “alumni” Mason Ryan, David Otunga, and Jinder Mahal exemplify the phrase, GREEN, when it comes to professional wrestling.

A short time ago, I decided to observe a number of FCW matches due to the mediocrity of the three listed above. Initially, I expected the worse while ruling out the possibility of anything positive coming out of my time of observation.

However, my memory allowed me to forget that Seth “Tyler Black” Rollins was a part of the FCW roster. Last year, I adopted Rollins as favorite due to his unlimited potential and exquisite style of wrestling. Rollins wasn’t the only standout as his arch rival, Dean Ambrose, was equally talented.

In 15 minutes (twice the amount of a typical WWE match), Rollins and Ambrose impressed me more than anything a WWE entertainer has produced in some time.  In a moment that will forever live in my nostalgia, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose faced off in a thirty minute war over the FCW 15 Championship.

I must say, as spectacular as the first two matches were, the third was that much better.

At this point, I was bewildered by the WWE and their decision to bring superstars like Ryan, Otunga, and Mahal up to the main roster while Rollins was approaching his first year in WWE developmental.

Thing is, they fit Vince McMahon’s mold of what a true WWE main event star should look like.

While Vince caters to these entertainers, wrestlers like Seth Rollins, Richie Steamboat, and Dean Ambrose waste away in the WWE’s Developmental Territory, FCW.

The fact that this mentality not only exists on the main roster but in their developmental territory displays some of the things that is wrong with the WWE and professional wrestling as a whole.

When it comes to the main roster, guys like Christian or Daniel Bryan aren’t being used to their full capability. Christian, who is arguably the best all around superstar besides CM Punk, wasted away in the WWE for three years until the unfortunate retirement of his best friend placed him in a perfect position to capture the World Title.

Daniel Bryan, the best wrestler in the WWE, hasn’t been utilized properly since winning the SmackDown Money in the Bank ladder match a few months ago.  Instead of building towards his proposed cash in at WrestleMania 28, Bryan has been used for sporadic feuds and as a stepping stone to the Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara program.

This effectively brings me to my next point.

When I observe the current WWE roster, I realize that wrestlers like Natalya, Beth Phoenix, Christian, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and Christian are forced to play second fiddle to the John Cena’s, the Randy Orton’s, and the Kelly Kelly’s of the WWE.

These entertainers fit the WWE mold and therefore retain the protection of the higher ups. The wrestlers listed above are used as jokes or stooges in favor of the entertainers of the WWE.

If you disagree, I advise you to examine the booking of Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart. The so called “Divas of Doom” were supposed to eliminate the models of the WWE Diva Division (ex. Kelly Kelly/Bella Twins).

Instead, they’ve suffered humiliating and distinctive defeat at the hands of Kelly and the infamous “models” they were referring to. As fans, for us to take Phoenix/Neidhart seriously, they have to win matches that involve Kelly Kelly.

Sure, they can squash AJ Lee and Kaitlyn at will while the finish to each matchup that involves them facing Kelly Kelly has become a paradigm?

This is just another distinct example of wrestlers being used to enhance the entertainers. The proverbial writing on the wall has been apparent for years but didn’t spark an Internet outrage until Christian lost the World Championship to Randy Orton two days after winning it.

Now, Christian is a cowardly heel who constantly begs for “one more match”. The fact that fans refuse to boo Christian despite his persona being devised for fans to hate him displays why McMahon’s opinion and choices aren’t always right.

Yes, wrestlers like CM Punk have broken through McMahon’s flawed opinion but things like this come a dime a dozen. Punk’s ascension to the top gives a small light of hope for wrestlers but their overall chance for success in the WWE is questionable.

Personally, I feel as if the traditional will always be held back in the WWE but there will always come those “once in a lifetime” wrestlers that overcome the McMahon stereotype/preference.

Finally, if you still find yourself questioning my opinion/logic on the validity of entertainment vs. legitimate wrestlers, I’d advise you to watch RAW or SmackDown and observe the two figures both shows revolve around.

Kindly observe the super-powered or magical beings springing to life after a consistent beating. While you’re doing so, observe the other set of WWE Superstars. These guys seemingly have all the talent in the world but fail to receive the equal opportunity the super beings are given.

If you realize and understand the recurring trend, you’ve been witness to the Vince McMahon Mandate.

Enjoy

WWE Conspiracy 101: Examining WWE Superstars Plagued by the Conspiracy

In early 2011, regular WWE Jobber, R-Truth, underwent a drastic character alteration. The Truth turned his back on his best friend in John Morrison while claiming to be a victim of the WWE system. Dressed in Confederacy attire, R-Truth exposed what many considered ridiculous claims of a conspiracy against him and his pursuit of the WWE Championship.

As explicit as WWE conspiracies are currently, there are also a number of subliminal conspiracies occurring under the radar of the WWE Universe. Despite this, I am well aware of the numerous conspiracies and I intend on exposing their targets in this article.

Daniel Bryan: The current Mr. Money in the bank, Daniel Bryan, should be riding a huge wave of momentum fresh off his shocking win in SmackDown’s Money in the Bank ladder match. Initially, Bryan put together a small streak of victories before becoming embroiled in a feud with Wade Barrett.  The former Nexus cohorts were set to face off at SummerSlam 2011. At the event, Wade Barrett defeated Bryan with the Wasteland. This loss would also upstart the downfall of Daniel Bryan.

The American Dragon has lost every noteworthy match he has been in since SummerSlam. As of late, Bryan has been used as a stepping stone for the Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara feud. Considering his status as Mr. MITB, you’d think Bryan would be booked better than he is. After his latest loss to Sin Cara (Original and Fake), Bryan cut a promo for WWE.com stating that he felt he was cheated. Bryan believes the switch from SmackDown may’ve been planned and things haven’t been going how they’re suppose to since he won the blue briefcase.

It seems as if Bryan is finally realizing the conspiracy against him and his plans to become World Champion at WrestleMania 28.

While Bryan is a victim of the conspiracy, he still has the MITB briefcase. The following Superstar has been to subject to similar treatment but can be defined as worse considering who he is.

John Morrison: The Monday Night Delight hasn’t been so delightful since his return to RAW a few months back. JoMo has undeniably accumulated a number of losses. Simply put, Morrison has won one singles match since his return while partaking in tag team matches with guys like Alex Riley, Kofi Kingston, and Rey Mysterio for victories. Perhaps the most noteworthy and conspiracy supporting loss would be to Alberto Del Rio in a 47 second squash match.

All signs point to Morrison being buried or conspired against by WWE Management/Vince McMahon. It’s no secret that McMahon isn’t too fond of Morrison because of his refusal to initiate physicality with Batista over Melina. Maybe Vince McMahon is conspiring against Morrison because of it.

You never know!

Awesome Truth: The Miz and R-Truth are arguably the most prominent victims of the conspiracy (besides the superstar I will discuss next). While the gripes may’ve been outrageous at first, it seems as if there has been some legitimacy to these claims as of late. For example, Awesome Truth was victims of bad refereeing by WWE appointed officials. During a matchup for the tag team championship against Air Boom, Kofi and Bourne utilized underhanded tactics while the referees were “distracted”. Despite this, Miz was able to handle his own and administer the Skull Crushing Finale on Evan Bourne. Once again, the official was too “busy” with R-Truth to make the count. This infuriated The Miz as he physically assaulted the referee. Instead of explaining the repercussions of his actions to his partner, Truth partook in the assault on the ref as both fled the ring shortly afterwards.

After attacking the COO, Triple H and another referee during the main event, the Awesome Truth understood their actions could mean termination and sincerely apologized to Triple H the next night on RAW. Despite the COO seemingly forgiving the duo and fining them $250,000, Triple H fired them after a loss to John Cena and CM Punk.

The Awesome Truth has exposed the conspiracy as it continues to plague the mentally and professionally. What if the referee was actually in on the conspiracy? What if someone working behind the scenes doesn’t want Truth and Miz as Champions? What if someone intends on holding the duo back?

From the looks of things, it’s hard to deny the conspiracy against the Awesome Truth.

CM Punk: The Voice of the Voiceless has been conspired against since he announced his plans to take the WWE Championship at WWE Money in the Bank and leave. While the actions of Vince McMahon at MITB inexplicitly displayed the conspiracy against Punk and his plan to win the WWE Championship, it seemed as if the conspiracy against Punk ended after McMahon’s removal from the WWE. However, CM Punk found himself in the middle of a full blown conspiracy at the conclusion of SummerSlam 2011.

After defeating John Cena in a matchup for the Undisputed WWE Championship, CM Punk was attacked by Kevin Nash. Big Daddy Cool destroyed Punk with a Jackknife powerbomb. After Nash’s attack on Punk was over, Mr. Money in the Bank, Alberto Del Rio, cashed in on the 2nd City Saint to win his first WWE Championship.

The circumstances surrounding Nash and what motivated him to attack Punk were unclear. The constant bashing of Triple H and his wife by CM Punk pointed to Triple H’s (or Stephanie’s) involvement with Kevin Nash. Nash later revealed that he received a text that said attack the winner of the WWE Championship bout featuring Punk and Cena. While Nash alluded to the perpetrator, Punk was convinced that Triple H was the guilty party.

After numerous weeks of attacks, bickering, and confusion between the three, Triple H granted Punk at match with Nash at WWE Night of Champions. However, Triple H removed Nash from the matchup while inserting himself in it to exact revenge for Punk’s derogatory comments. Triple H’s actions angered Kevin Nash, who was later fired for physically assaulting and goading Triple H into assaulting him.

Before he terminated Nash, Triple H revealed that it was Nash who sent himself the infamous text message. Despite this development, Punk didn’t believe Triple H’s story and felt as if Nash and Hunter were still conspiring against him.

At this point, the involvement of John “Funk Man” Laurinaitis also came into question as he was the one who originally hired Nash and worked with him closely afterwards.

Triple H and CM Punk continued their weekly verbal destruction of the other with Punk convincing Triple H to resign as COO if he was to lose at Night of Champions.

At Night of Champions, Punk’s match with Triple H was compromised by Awesome Truth, Laurinaitis, and Kevin Nash before Punk and Triple H were able to fight off the adversaries.

However, Triple H defeated Punk after a Pedigree and retained his position as the COO.

Despite this, the conspiracy is apparently still active. The actions of John Laurinaitis are becoming more and more questionable with each passing week as Punk has apparently let his guard down when it comes to Triple H. We should get more answers through tonight’s edition of Monday Night RAW.

Could Vince McMahon be tied into the conspiracy? Maybe things aren’t what they seem?

Who knows!

One thing’s for sure and that’s the conspiracy in the WWE.

And I intend on exposing it and the perpetrators through the Conspiracy 101 Series.

WWE’s Trip to the Dark Side: Heel Turns and There Subsequent Success in the WWE

As we venture deeper into WWE’s PG Era, it’s almost normal to reminisce on the things of the past.

From the X-rated angles to the glorified blood baths collectively known as Hell in a Cell, Hardcore and First Blood matches, it’s extremely unbearable to watch the kid-friendly antics of the WWE. In the past, we’ve seen a contrast in lifestyles, real life scandals and infamous screw overs that will forever remain a prominent portion of our numerous WWE memories.

It seems as if the WWE has exiled anything with the slightest amount of edge.

Once in a blue moon, the WWE answers our prayers with the single thing that lacks the PG known the WWE has become accustom to.

A heel turn.

From spontaneous beat downs to a recurring build, heel turns are arguably the most anticipated angles in professional wrestling today.

For a turn to be successful it must possess numerous things. As I stated above, attacking a top babyface is basically a detour to a vast amount of heat. The Superstar must be able to cut a promo decent enough to draw boo’s from the crowd. Another reasonable addition is the angles that preceded the turn.

Simply, WWE Writers should provide a substantial purpose behind the turn.

When examining the current WWE roster, two heel turns have left an everlasting mark on the WWE Universe.

R-Truth and Christian have certainly raised their stocks through their respective character alterations. The primary reason both have succeeded rest solely on the angles and WWE Creative. R-Truth’s heel turn came seemingly out of nowhere. He was a dancing, jobbing, stereotype one moment and the No. 1 contender the next.

R-Truth’s special case of dementia is certainly entertaining.

On the other hand, Christian’s turn wasn’t as surprising. It’s no secret that Captain Charisma is one of the most beloved Superstar’s in WWE history. When he won the World Champion, we prayed for at least a month with the Championship.

The WWE halted Christian’s train before it began rolling.

Two days after Extreme Rules, the World Championship was handed to Randy Ortonon a silver platter. The hostile response of the IWC immediately gave away the fact that one of the two were set for a turn in the coming weeks.

Christian’s numerous shortcomings ultimately decided this as Captain Charisma turned heel last week.

The difference is we despised Truth before his turn and praise him immensely today. Christian will always be the IWC’s love child no matter the role he portrays.

Despite our mixed emotions towards both, it’s obvious that both Superstars have become the top heels of their respective brands.

This leads me to believe that is a heel turn the key to success in the WWE?

Let’s use the WWE Champion as an example.

John Cena has been the subject to a vast amount of criticism since he became Super Cena. It’s a recurring trend to observe John Cena snatching victory out of the jaws of defeat. While it’s obvious that John Cena is better as a face from a business standpoint, his character has become predictable as a face.

Instead of captivating a crowd like I know he can, John Cena’s promo from RAW displayed qualities that a sermon by a motivation speaker should possess.

His SmackDown counterpart, Randy Orton, is in the same boat as Cena. Orton’s character and gimmick fits a wrestler displaying a heel persona. When he turned face, most praised him as the Anti Cena. The problem with that notion is the fact that Orton’s history and lack of charisma plays against it.

He’s predictable.

While it’s obvious that heel turns by these two may be impossible, there’s still hope for a number of deserving mid-carders.

For some, a heel turn is the one thing required for their ascension to the top of the WWE.

John Morrison is a perfect example of how much a possible turn could benefit. If the Shaman of Sexy were to turn heel, he would eliminate the one thing delaying his ascension to the main event level. A perfect notion to this would be his time on ECW as Champion or the two years with The Miz.

This heel turn is past due.

While Morrison is one in need, another Superstar was granted a heel turn years ago. This man took the ball and ran with it as he became a multiple time World Champion.

This man is the Rated R Superstar, Edge.

Edge was a decent face before 2004 but the subsequent turn a feud with Matt Hardy made Edge one of the most despised Superstars in WWE History.

Other Veterans turn heel in the final stages of their careers while improving tremendously. Dave Batista was one of the WWE’s biggest Superstars since his face turn in 2005. For months, the WWE groomed Batista and John Cena as their biggest Superstars.

Either Superstar could’ve taken the position as the face of the WWE. An injury to Batista ultimately decided who the man was in the WWE. For years, wrestling diehards complained about Batista’s promo ability and the predictable antics of his character.

In 2009, WWE Creative turned Batista heel.

Batista cut the best promos of his career, but the turn was cut short by his exit from the WWE. The same can be said for CM Punk. The Straight Edge Superstar was an above average face until his heel turn in 2009.

The contrast in lifestyles between Punk and Jeff Hardy created the best feud of the PG Era.

Today, Punk is arguably the all-around best superstar.

While Edge, Batista, and CM Punk are positive statistics, guys like Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan or Evan Bourne would provide a vast amount of intention due to a heel turn.

In the end, it’s hard to argue against the fact that heel turns have led to the success of numerous Superstars.

Take a short moment to imagine if someone like an Evan Bourne or a Kofi Kingston were to turn heel?

Interesting isn’t it?

WWE Newswire: Alberto Del Rio Berated by Vince McMahon, Rhodes/Orton, SmackDown in Trouble?

 

Hello Revolutionaries, welcome to the WWE Newswire.

Opening up the WN today, Vince McMahon is said to be irate by the comments of a certain Mexican Aristocrat. During a backstage segment on RAW, Alberto Del Rio berated Triple H and his performance as the COO. The Aristocrat name dropped Vince McMahon, stating that he prayed Vince McMahon reclaims his position as Chairman of the WWE. Despite McMahon’s impending return being spoiled by a number dirt sheets, the Chairman of the board was irate when his name was mentioned by Del Rio.

Vinnie Mac is set to return to television soon and felt it was better that he remained an afterthought.

McMahon reportedly went ballistic backstage. The Chairman yelled at Del Rio and the creative writer responsible for the segment. Despite attempts by Stephanie McMahon to calm her father down, Vinnie remained temperamental for the rest of the show. McMahon continued his verbal tirade by yelling at his colleagues throughout the show.

My Thoughts: It’s extremely difficult to decipher the actions of Vince McMahon. Initially, I felt as if McMahon may’ve had a substantial reason for his actions but after reading the full report, I don’t understand the reason for his actions. First of all, I don’t think casual fans took Del Rio’s word as a hint towards the future. Second, McMahon’s colleagues didn’t deserve to be verbally abused by Vince as most probably had no prior knowledge of the intentions of WWE Creative.

McMahon’s actions are ridiculous considering the anti bullying alliance the WWE has with Creative Coalition known as be a STAR.

Vince McMahon is infamous for being a bully and it’s extremely hypocritical on his part for allowing the WWE to promote this anti bullying campaign.

*Spoilers*

Besides the rise of Mark Henry and his infamous Hall of Pain, WWE SmackDown has been uneventful for some time now. The SmackDown Creative team randomly booked matches and halted mid card feuds before they could draw the interest of fans. Through it all, the one recurring factor was Randy vs. Christian for the World Heavyweight Championship.

After Christian regained the World Championship at WWE Money in the Bank, I predicted him to reign as World Champion for months. Unsurprisingly, Randy Orton had a rematch clause and a match was set for SummerSlam 2011. Foolishly, I predicted Christian to retain the Championship while Orton would feud with a familiar ally/foe.

I firmly believed that Randy Orton would face Cody Rhodes on the SmackDown after SummerSlam. The maniacal Rhodes would pick up the win after a disqualification only for Orton to attack him after the match. I figured it would further Cody’s character and drive Rhodes to the brink of insanity. Rhodes would subsequently further his demented character and spark a feud with Orton.

However, Randy Orton regained the World Championship while my prediction became a thing of the past.

To my surprise, the WWE went through with my original idea on this week’s SmackDown. WWE Creative improved my idea having Orton draw blood during his attack on Rhodes. I admire the WWE for taking a sensible approach and creating a new feud in the middle of Orton’s feud with Mark Henry. Mark my words; Cody Rhodes is going to reach a new level of dementia through this vicious assault.

LOW Attendance of SmackDown

The WWE may need to panic when it comes to the attendance for SmackDown. Two weeks ago, the attendance was for SmackDown in Toledo, Ohio was so poor that the WWE had their camera men cut off areas of the arena so the viewers at home wouldn’t see parts of the empty arena. Last night’s SmackDown taping also drew a lackluster attendance rate as the WWE was once again forced to cut of areas that displayed numerous empty seats.

Evidently, this was the reason for the RAW and SmackDown supershows. The WWE should bring some of its RAW talent to SmackDown because the show is seriously lacking in star power. Besides, Randy Orton is nowhere near the draw that John Cena is.

Here are a few pictures from the SmackDown taping:

Thanks for reading Revolutionaries. By the way, CALL SETH ROLLINS UP TO THE MAIN ROSTER OR WE RIOT!

WWE: John Morrison and a Glimpse of His Side of the Story

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Here I stand, more than six years after I was called up to main roster with Joey Mercury and Melina. In a mere six years, I have won almost every championship possible. From the Intercontinental to the ECW, my accomplishments are almost unmatched by any Superstar on the current roster.  At this point, the only title that has eluded me was one of the two World Championships.

While winning the World or WWE Championship has always been my ultimate goal, I now find myself alone on this road to the top. After an on and off the relationship that began when I was a contestant on a recently resurrected reality show, I find myself without the woman I’ve been in love with for years.

Normally, I wasn’t thrilled when I learned of her release. I felt as if the WWE was making a mistake but I understand this is a business and not everyone shares the same opinion as me. The decision put me in a place I’ve never been before. It allowed me time to reflect on my career and what it took for me to get here.

Chapter One: ECW Champion, Transformation, CM Punk, Teaming with Miz

One point in time has stood out. It was 2007 and 15,000 jam packed the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. In a strange twist of fate, officials informed me that I would face CM Punk for the ECW Championship. This came as a shock to me since Chris Benoit was originally scheduled for the match.

The Rabid Wolverine was unable to attend the event and I was selected as Punk’s opponent. The WWE wanted to have me as an option whenever Chris Benoit returned. I wasn’t the typical “ECW” Superstar and I’m positive most felt this match would be a walk in the park for Punk. However, officials booked me to win the match, much to the shock of the live audience.

The exhilarating feeling of winning the ECW Championship was soon clouded with horror when WWE Officials informed the locker room that Chris Benoit had passed away. When the details of Benoit’s passing came to light, officials informed us that Benoit practically a stranger now.

In light of the Benoit controversy, I partook in my first match as ECW Champion. The WWE wanted to put me in a matchup with its biggest star in John Cena. Despite a great matchup, I was booked to lose the match but I felt as if I did great in defeat.

The officials informed that I would undergo a character transformation. To my surprise, the WWE allowed me to create almost every aspect of my new character. I always felt I had a resemblance to legendary Doors Rocker, Jim Morrison, and I ultimately decided to model my new gimmick/character after him.

I really got into Jim Morrison. I spent time reading his biography, related books, and his books of poetry. I wanted to immerse myself into the role and this was the best way. Jim Morrison possessed a mysterious quality that made it seem like he was always on the edge.

I created my promos, catch phrases, and my slow motion entrance.

My new gimmick was self complementary and conceited. In turn, I was the perfect opponent for CM Punk. My program with CM Punk stretched over three pay per views as I arose as the victor in each encounter.

After the SummerSlam matchup, I was informed that I would enter a program with the Boogeyman. Before the program could be ignited, I was suspended for violating the WWE Wellness Policy. Sports Illustrated broke the news of numerous WWE suspensions (me included). I felt as if I had made the biggest mistake of my life. If life teaches you anything, it’s that you learn from your mistakes. Before my suspension commenced, I dropped the ECW Championship to CM Punk.

Upon my return, I defeated CM Punk in a non title matchup. I wasn’t surprised as Vince McMahon and ECW Creative had been on a personal crusade against Punk since his debut.  The program with Punk didn’t last long as The Miz was soon added to the mix. I was placed into a mini feud with Miz that was turned into a fully fledged partnership.

Obviously, we were pinned as odd pairing. In our first match as a team, we defeated another odd pairing in Matt Hardy and MVP for the WWE Tag Team Championship. Our title reign lasted several months with us defeating the likes of Kane and CM Punk, Tommy Dreamer and Colin Delaney, and the Hardy Boyz.

Throughout our time as a team, Miz became one of my best friends. Despite our friendship, most felt that I would become the huge star while Miz would reside in the mid card. I waved off the speculation because you never know what’ll happen in the WWE.

The Dirtsheet was created during our time together. The WWE gave us creative control and we made the best of it with numerous comedic skits and harsh criticism towards other WWE Superstars. I think the show allowed fans to witness what we were really like.

Zack Ryder is doing the same today.

Our first title reign ended at the hands of Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in a four way tag team match that saw Hawkins and Ryder pin Jesse and Festus. We sporadically feuded with DX and Cryme Tyme while retaining our relevance through the DirtSheet.

In the months that followed, we won the World Tag Team Championships while picking up two Slammy Awards for the Dirtsheet and Tag Team of the year. WWE Management placed us in a feud with WWE Tag Team Champions, The Colons.  We traded wins while temporarily picking up the Bella Twins as our valets.

The angle culminated in a match at WrestleMania XXV when they defeated us to unify the Tag Team Championships.

The loss was a result of Creative wanting to split our team up. I was ecstatic when I learned of this while the split came at the conclusion of a match during the 2009 WWE Draft. The Miz would solidify his status as a heel by attacking me and sparking a feud with John Cena.

On the other hand, I remained a heel for my last ECW match with Evan Bourne.

Moments before the match, I learned that I would be drafted to SmackDown and repackaged as a face.

Chapter Two: SmackDown, Face turn, Intercontinental Champion, R-Truth

My face turn wouldn’t come immediately as I was booked as a heel for a matchup with R-Truth. The WWE pulled the trigger on my face turn with a match against Shelton Benjamin and a backstage confrontation with Chris Jericho.

I was ecstatic as this was the first time I would portray a face in my professional wrestling career. This was around the time I picked up Starship Pain as my finisher.  I was placed into a program with Shelton Benjamin. Shelton is a superb working and I felt we could tear the house down at will. During my feud with Shelton, I also faced Chris Jericho on numerous occasions.

Jericho was the locker room leader at the time and Creative felt a few matches with Jericho would do wonders for my face status.

As the mini feud with Jericho ended, I took on Shelton at Judgment Day. In a highly contested matchup, I defeated Shelton as Creative decided to end the feud. I didn’t have a solid direction but faced Umaga and Edge in great matchups.

The crowd was behind me and WWE Management felt it was only a matter of time before I would become World Champion.  So they decided to place me in a series of matches with then World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk.

I won each encounter and was in line for a World Title matchup.

My opportunity would come in a match with new World Champion, Jeff Hardy. The match was great but officials wanted to continue Punk’s heel turn and saw no reason for me to win the World Champion. Once again, I found myself without a clear cut direction until Rey Mysterio violated the Wellness Policy.

Mysterio had to drop the Intercontinental Championship to someone and he chose me. In one of the best matches of my career, I defeated Mysterio after Starship Pain. As Rey served his suspension, I was placed in a program with Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler was in a feud with Mysterio before I was brought into the mix.

I successfully defended the title against Ziggler (twice) and newcomer, Eric Escobar. At this point, I felt as if the Intercontinental Championship was the catalyst that would eventually lead to me winning the World Championship. While I was dominating the mid card on SmackDown, The Miz won the U.S. Championship on RAW.

Creative set up a matchup at Bragging Rights between us.  Ultimately, I lost the matchup to the Miz. Afterwards, I was slowly de-pushed by management.

The WWE placed me in a program with Drew McIntyre that ended with me dropping the IC Title to Scotsman.

I dropped the Intercontinental title before and felt McIntyre would thrive by defeating me.

After the feud with McIntyre ended, I was momentarily placed into the World Title picture. I was a combatant in the Elimination Chamber but I was ultimately pinned by The Undertaker.  Once again, I was left without any solid direction.

I was placed in an angle with R-Truth that saw us challenge ShoMiz for the Unified Tag Team Championship. Ultimately, we lost the matchup and continued to tag sporadically afterwards.

The WWE gave me a glimmer of hope when I was booked to defeat then World Champion, Jack Swagger, in a matchup on SmackDown. The feud ended before it got off the ground as I was drafted to RAW with R-Truth and Edge.

Chapter Three: RAW, Obscurity, MITB, Nexus

In the months that followed, I took some time off due to an ankle injury, sporadically feuded with Ted Dibiase, and mentored Eli Cottonwood on WWE NXT.

I questioned my status in the company as I hadn’t won a match in some time. I participated in the first RAW MITB matchup but it was won by The Miz. It seems as if the predictions of others backfired when Miz was seemingly on his way to the top while I was fading in mid card obscurity.

I was thrilled for Mike as he works harder than most of the locker room. I felt my opportunity would come but it would require patience on my part. I was placed on Team WWE in its match against Nexus at SummerSlam. I was eliminated early on but the feeling of performing in front of your home crowd outweighed it.

After I dropped out of the Nexus angle, I grew out my beard and was slowly returned to prominence through a win over Chris Jericho. In the weeks that followed, the WWE wanted to display my parkour training. They taped a backstage segment of me doing some standard Parkour techniques before my matches.

Chapter Four: Resurgence, Parkour, Sheamus, Contender

Parkour was flashy and as a fan of Macho Man, Shawn Michaels, and Ricky Steamboat, I wanted to utilize a unique, high flying style.  Parkour was my mesh as I was a big fan of movement and flashy styles used by Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan. I wanted to challenge myself as flashy is more difficult.

I was placed into matchups with Sheamus and Jericho that saw me defeat Jericho twice only to lose to Sheamus because of interference by Y2J.

WWE Creative inserted me into the Daniel Bryan/Miz feud for WWE Hell in a Cell. Daniel Bryan ultimately won the match while I went on to join Team RAW for Bragging Rights. Team SmackDown won the matchup after Edge pinned Miz but I was informed that I would feud with former WWE Champion, Sheamus.

Creative would have Sheamus bully Santino while I was inserted to make the save before Sheamus could cause Santino physical harm. After weeks of thwarting Sheamus’ plans, the WWE set up a matchup for Survivor Series.

This was my first singles pay per view matchup in almost a year.

The WWE booked me to defeat Sheamus and I felt as if I was on my way to finally winning the WWE Championship. The feud continued as the 2010 WWE King of the Ring tournament commenced. I defeated Tyson Kidd, Cody Rhodes, and Alberto Del Rio en route to the finals. Ultimately, WWE booked Sheamus to defeat me so a rubber match could be set up.

Creative set up a ladder match for the 2nd annual TLC pay per view. The difference is, the winner would challenge the WWE Champion. In what is called one of the best matches of 2010, I defeated Sheamus for the number one contendership.

Backstage, Officials were thrilled by my performance. You can imagine how I felt knowing I was on the good side of bookers.

I was finally realizing my dreams. However, the WWE Championship was wrapped tightly around the waist of my best friend, The Miz. Despite being the number one contender, I knew my time hadn’t come yet. Mike was too early into his first term and Vince McMahon felt he was the future of the company.

Creative set up numerous promos/tag matches that culminated in me defeating Alex Riley to choose the stipulation for the Championship match with Miz.

No Holds Barred was the stipulation and the place was the first RAW of 2011.

Despite losing the matchup, I felt as if I looked spectacular in defeat.

Chapter Five: Spots, Royal Rumble, Injury, Return

Afterwards, I competed in the 2011 Royal Rumble. In what is called the highlight of my career, I performed the infamous “Spiderman” spot.  I was eliminated shortly afterwards but the WWE Universe was amazed by my stunt as I still receive compliments on the spot to this day.

Funny thing is, most fans whisper “The Spidey Spot was awesome!”

I continued my hot streak with wins over Daniel Bryan and Nexus members before Elimination Chamber 2011. Officials knew the chamber was my playground and decided this would be the perfect event to put my parkour training to work. I was eliminated next to last but I was allowed to utilize numerous spots throughout the match.

If anything, my popularity was surging because of my parkour.

As WrestleMania 27 approached, I was involved in a series of matches with Dolph Ziggler that would include Jersey Shore star, Snooki, and former WWE Diva, Trish Stratus. At WrestleMania 27, I would team with Trish Stratus and Snooki to take on LayCool and Dolph Ziggler.

There’s a lot of controversy that surrounds this matchup. Like I’ve stated before, I feel as if Trish and Michelle got to shine in the match while me and Dolph was reduced to watching from the sidelines. I feel as if Dolph and I could’ve torn the house down had we had a few minutes to do so.

Snooki picked up the win while I landed Starship Pain on Dolph on the outside.

After WrestleMania 27, I was involved in a gauntlet match with R-Truth. I lost the matchup but I won’t mention why because I’m positive you know what I’m referring to. I defeated Truth for his spot in the WWE Title match at Extreme Rules but Truth subsequently turned heel and attacked me.

Initially, I and Truth was supposed to feud for months. Officials felt Truth would be the catalyst that eventually led to my transition to the top card. Officials booked Truth to cost me the triple threat with Miz and Cena at Extreme Rules but it would foreshadow an injury I suffered weeks before.

Shortly before WrestleMania, I started feeling numbness and pain in my arm.

I tried to work through it but the pain was so excruciating that I was forced to undergo an MRI.  I was informed that I would have to have surgery because of issues with bones causing damage to my nerves. To put it simply, it was as if someone was standing on a water hose and not allowing the water to flow out the other end.

Dr. Joseph Moroon made small incisions on my neck while moved bones and disks around my nerve route. I was supposed to miss 4-6 weeks but because nerves heal slower than muscles, my return was delayed.

WWE Management was looking to have me return before the MITB pay per view because they felt it’s where I shine.

I made my return during Triple H’s first RAW as COO and exacted revenge of Truth for “putting me on the shelf”. My return matches weren’t what I anticipated but each was great nonetheless. The news of Melina’s release didn’t surprise but reiterated the fact that I would face the challenges ahead alone.

The smiling faces of my home crowd can easily pass any emotion I was feeling at the time.

I won’t deny/confirm the rumors you’ve been hearing but I encourage you to continue to watch. Who knows what the future will hold for me but I assure you, I will be Champion.

I am the Monday Night Delight, the Guru of Greatness, the Honcho of Hotness, and the Prince of Parkour.

I am John Morrison.

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