C.M. Punk and Jeff Hardy: SmackDown's New Generation

mrspunkContributor IMay 27, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07:  Wrestler CM Punk arrives at the 1st Annual Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards at the Club Nokia on April 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

So here we are, following SmackDown from Mexico City.

I was reading an article the other day about the older generations of the WWE, meaning: The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.

These two have changed the picture of wrestling forever, but since Wrestlemania 25, they've been absent from our screens. Obviously, they're not retiring, not yet, but I was wondering, what would happen to their respective shows once they're gone?

Take an example out of SmackDown. Undertaker has been the top superstar of the show for a long time, but now he's gone and the responsibility has fallen to the younger ones, or to those I consider to be the new generation: C.M. Punk and Jeff Hardy.

These two are already great and have amazing singles careers, but now that the bigger ones are temporarily gone, it's their turn to show what they've got.

I can picture them as the two top baby faces of SmackDown. They both have incredible movements and a great amount of followers. So, if you put them together, you've got a decent replacement for the space of The Undertaker.

Now, what's left for them to prove is that they're worth watching and worthy of bigger opportunities, so when the time comes for The Undertaker to return, they'll not be thrown back into the middle card matches.

These are just my thoughts; hope you find them interesting and/or useful. Keep watching SmackDown to follow the development of these two, and please keep reading. All your comments will be very valuable to me.


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