CM Punk’s pink and black tights, an obvious homage to Bret Hart, signify more than just respect for the Canadian WWE Hall of Famer.
Considering all the talk Punk of being screwed, the tights may be a reminder of the Montreal Screwjob.
The similarities between the current feud involving Cena and Punk and the Montreal Screwjob are vast, but inconspicuously inverted.
Hart was the outspoken wrestler who was widely known as a traditional good guy in a transitional WWE where themes became more and more suggestive over time. Shawn Michaels represented this with his sex appeal and disregard for authority.
CM Punk, on the other hand, is the outspoken wrestler who speaks his mind about the stale condition of WWE, regardless of who listens. On the other side of the spectrum is the traditional face in John Cena, who represents everything wholesome about the current PG product that WWE is producing.
The Montreal Screwjob culminated in one of the most memorable moments in WWE history, and while that accomplishment is tough to best for Punk and Cena, an outcome of that magnitude wouldn't be surprising considering the early signs.