Found December 19, 2012 on Wrestling Truth:
CM Punk says exploiting real life is ‘what we do’: WWE Champion CM Punk defended the controversial heart attack skit that mocked Jerry Lawler, during a recent interview with The Nerdist website. “Lawler ran Memphis for years and years and years. If this was still Memphis, if we weren’t PG, I would have been claiming I killed Jerry Lawler with a heart punch,” says Punk. “He would have been all over that and we would have built for some big CM Punk – Jerry Lawler cage match or something like that. “People nowadays think that we exploited the heart attack. Yeah, of course we did, look [at] what we do.” Punk also discussed his heel turn and the need to keep characters fresh: “You have to evolve, it’s just evolution of your character. I don’t think there’s been anybody who’s been on TV doing the same thing for a sustainable amount of years. I think the average career in WWE is like three years maybe? There’s a big turnaround. “The guys who I think make it to the top and stay there are the ones who constantly evolve their character, and it’s not necessarily flipping from good to bad. There’s just changes, you know what I mean? The perfect example would be a guy like The Undertaker. He was like this total cartoon character when he started, he was essentially a zombie, that was the whole reason why I thought he was cool. He’s been here for over 20 years, he couldn’t have been that same guy that debuted in 1991 or whatever for 20 years. He evolved… You gotta evolve.” ___________________________________________________________ Mike Tyson discusses wrestling/boxing booking: Boxing legend and WWE alumni Mike Tyson explained how boxers need to be booked realistically when crossing over in to wrestling, during a new interview with ESPN. He said the way Floyd Mayweather was booked against the Big Show was not as believable as his appearances in 1998. “Floyd can’t beat Big Show in a fight, and that doesn’t make boxing look good, you know what I mean? It doesn’t make wrestling look good [either],” says Tyson. “They should’ve had Big Show choke Floyd out or something. Gorilla Monsoon slammed Muhammad Ali, and you’re telling me Floyd, who is 140 pounds, that he’s going to beat a 500-pound guy like that? C’mon man. When you step into their field, you have to let them be kings in their field. Gorilla Monsoon slammed Muhammad Ali. Andre The Giant kicked Chuck Wepner’s butt, right? So don’t bring guys into their field and make them look bad on their own mat. I don’t like that. From a fan’s perspective, I didn’t like that.” Tyson also discussed the rush he got from the infamous angle where he was confronted by Steve Austin on Raw: “I didn’t want it to ever stop. I was living the lifestyle. I was living the dream. You’re talking crap to the bad guys and doing whatever you want. I never wanted it to stop. That’s why when you’re on top, like Tony Atlas and them, you gotta go to drugs. How do you get back to that high? All the cocaine, LSD in the world can’t get you that high back. How do you get that high back? You can’t get that high with cocaine and heroin like you think you could. You can’t get it. This is the only natural high that can supersede drugs.” ___________________________________________________________ Raw rating is in: This week’s Slammy Awards edition of WWE Raw drew a 2.89 cable rating on the USA Network, with an average audience of 4,230,000 viewers. Here is the hour by hour breakdown: Hour one – 4,290,000 Hour two – 4,410,000 Hour three – 3,990,000 Fans continue to tune out for the most important part of the show. ___________________________________________________________ Sin Cara injury update: Following SmackDown it is now apparent that Sin Cara’s knee injury needs time to heal, and this is why he was taken out by The Shield. According to the storyline he’s suffering from “severe knee damage”. The Luchadore has been working through the pain for a few weeks now, but it seems the company don’t want to risk him sustaining any permanent damage.
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