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This is the craziest thing I have seen this week. Someone has hooked up pokemon red/blue running in an emulator to accept input commands from twitch chat and simultaneously stream the game. For all intents and purposes this is infinite monkey theorem in action. So far the twitch chat has managed to beat misty and right now is struggling to buy pokeballs from the shop. Hilarious stuff.
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I am 99.999% sure Batista will turn heel tonight. And this next guess is a long shot, but its possible that Reigns will go face tonight. Panic mode (insert name of any company here) usually means you release products that were meant to be released in near future right now. These two things were going to happen later anyways and now they will happen sooner.
Everyone needs to listen to Austin's podcast episodes where he interviews Roddy Piper. Piper shares some really personal stories and the moment when he is discussing what he wants his legacy to be it was the closest I have ever heard Austin being moved to the brink of tears.
Apparently Prince Devitt is close to signing a deal with WWE. He is a solid worker but I'm not sure if he will be a standout in WWE roster with his mediocre mic skills.
Devitt commissioned this theme song of his by the way.
According to SHEETZ, WWE is holding a creative meeting all day today and tomorrow where anything is going to be changed and "nothing is sacred"
"WWE has called for all-day creative meetings on Thursday and Friday, according to a report by Wade Keller of PWTorch.com. A source says that “nothing is sacred” in terms of long-standing booking plans plans and “everything will be reevaluated.”
The roller coaster ride began on Sunday night when it became apparent to fans that Daniel Bryan would not be part of the Royal Rumble match. The strong negative reaction to Batista winning the Rumble, Daniel Bryan’s continuing popularity growth and the shocking departure of CM Punk from the company are all being cited as reasons for the shakeup.
We’ll have more details on this story later in the week, but it appears that things are going to get even more interesting by the time the week is over."
CENA HEEL TURN TIME!!!
Here's an interesting interview panel video that punk attended shortly before his departure from WWE where he basically confirmed what we have all thought for years; WWE has no long term booking:
And here's the full audio from this panel. Punk also mentions in the panel how he feels completely broken down physically, ala 2001 Austin.
Punk isn't ever going to go back to TNA. He hated his time when he was first there in early 2000s.
If Punk truly is gone from WWE for a while, then boy did he had a hell of a run. Absolutely incredible. Punk did nothing of note in my eyes in his first two years in WWE's ECW, but after his feud with Jeff in 2009 and his subsequent heel turn, the guy was on fire!
Just look at all the faces. They all hated him. And punk reveled in it like no one else.
And then came SES punk. His weekly sermons were the sole reason for watching smackdown. 2010 Royal Rumble might as well be called Punk's rumble because of the sermons punk gave before the rumble match begin and all the mini sermons he was giving after throwing rumble opponents out. Then the booking killed SES.
Later in 2010 as Punk was recuperating from his injuries he started attending Raws as a commentator. Absolutely killed here too. Then 2011. Who can forget the stuff Punk did here. The MITB ppv continues to remain my favorite ppv since WM 17. And its all because of one person.
Booking did him in here too. But no worries. Punk rebounded in 2012 by turning heel, pairing with Heyman, cutting promos about not getting respect, and having 6th longest championship reign of all time. This reign ended with him putting over Rock but not without cutting an astoundingly thoughtful yet unappreciated promo that Rock was never able to recover from:
Look at that hubris. Just beautiful. Aside from this in 2013 he had a respectable program with Taker and overdrawn but interesting back and forth exchanges with Heyman that was topped off by him vs. Lesnar; the best match of 2013.
Just look at this resume. He conquered all that there is to conquer and accomplished all that there is to accomplish. None of his contemporaries in WWE can match this. From the overall picture he is going out on the highest of notes.
HOT DIRTSHEET SCOOPS:
Punk has apparently quit WWE. He told Vince he's done yesterday and went home. According to wrestling observer he has also been removed from all the house shows scheduled over the next few weeks.
By Mike Johnson on 2014-01-29 02:10:09
Former WWE and World champion CM Punk has been pulled from all advertising of WWE live events going forward after a meeting with WWE management yesterday at the Raw taping in Cleveland, Ohio.
We have been working on details for the last 24 hours (as Dave Scherer and I noted on our respective Elite audios earlier today), but the belief among those who are willing to talk about the situation is that Punk is no longer factored into company plans. Punk is under contract to WWE through July.
Punk was slated to face Triple H at Wrestlemania 30. This past Monday's Raw instead began teasing Daniel Bryan vs. HHH down the line, possibly for Wrestlemania.
We have heard from several sources that the original script for yesterday's Raw called for Punk to wrestle Antonio Cesaro and lose after Kane interfered, allowing Cesaro to qualify for the Elimination Chamber. It should be noted that another source has denied that and claimed that Punk was never booked to wrestle last night and was only booked to do a promo that would follow up on Kane causing Punk's elimination from the Rumble. But, Punk was originally slated to be on Raw and those segments were yanked. He was not backstage during the taping and was not backstage at Smackdown.
It is believed that when Vince McMahon had the writers re-write Raw late yesterday (6 PM for a taping that was scheduled to start at 7:45 PM), it was because Punk had informed the company he was going home and wouldn't be back.
While we cannot 100% confirm why, the belief among wrestlers backstage is that Punk leaving was not an injury issue. It was described to us as more likely a case of burnout and unhappiness with the overall direction of the company. Punk had been very vocal in the past about the usage of returning and "part time" stars being pushed beyond wrestlers who were working full-time for the company.
In his interview with Ariel Helwani last week, Punk talked about the crazy schedule he's held up working for the company over the last decade. Punk said that he's been doing it ten years and doesn't know anyone else who can say that. He said that he's only taken time off for injuries and that when he took two months off in 2013, it may not have been long enough.
Punk, who worked about 50 minutes in the Royal Rumble match was described as "pissy" after the PPV, although that wouldn't be an unusual description of Punk's demeanor backstage.
One source believed that since Punk's last goal was to work a Wrestlemania main event, it may also be a situation where Punk realized it wasn't going to happen this year and with his WWE deal expiring in July, that may have weighed down upon him because he was so goal driven and this was one he couldn't accomplish because of elements that were outside of his control.
In the interview with Helwani, Punk was asked about WWE killing his momentum at times and why such things happen. Punk responded that he'd like to think they don't make those decisions on purpose and it's more they wanted to go in another decision. He claimed it's a different era and different time and it can't be looked at the same way he did when he was a kid.
Yesterday, Punk wrote on Twitter, "Thanks for all the support. Keep being you guys, it's pretty cool."
Depending on how you read the statement, it could be taken as a cryptic farewell.
We'll obviously update more as we confirm additional details.