The upcoming WWE pay-per-view, Over the Limit, has the weakest card of any PPV thus far this year, but like a sparking diamond on a pile of manure, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan's bout for the WWE championship appears to have the potential to be a five-star match.
The good folks over at WWE.com seem to be aware of this and have started hyping up the match by writing and article on the history that these two men have shared over the years.
The article lauds the hard work that both these men have done in trying to make it the world's largest wrestling promotion:
The WWE Champion is not supposed to be here.
They said he was too small, a straight-edge scrapper who was about as far from the flamboyant WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as can be, and far too much of an “Internet darling” to reach the lofty heights of the title he now holds.
The No. 1 contender is not supposed to be here, either. He is a 5-foot-10 vegan in a land of red-blooded, meaty hulks, a man who wins matches with submission holds instead of bone-crunching strikes. Not exactly Hulk Hogan reincarnate, in other words.
And yet, here CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are.
In addition to the article, WWE.com is also running a photo slideshow featuring CM Punk and Daniel Bryan's matches over the years.
The most interesting of these photos has the following caption:
Years before they'll meet at WWE Over the Limit, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan give the customary handshake during a match in an independent wrestling promotion, with WWE Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat serving as the special guest referee.
It's a little funny that the WWE is acknowledging the past these two men share together, but in true WWE fashion, the caption fails to note that the promotion that these two men worked for was the rival company Ring of Honor.