WWE: How We and the WWE Might Be Entering the "Reality Era"
The past few weeks of WWE have been colossal.
CM Punk has won the WWE Championship, Triple H has taken Mr. McMahon's place at the top, Undertaker has taken a very different look to himself which has us wondering if he's already retired.
And there have been countless things said on television that definitely wouldn't have flown earlier, including swears, mentions of TNA and ROH, even the name dropping of Dwayne Johnson and Hulk Hogan.
Due to the past few events, much of the IWC has coined the new, edgier WWE the "Reality Era." This is mostly because the present WWE has been referring and saying things that the PG Era pretty much chose to ignore and act like didn't exist.
So now that we are supposedly entering the, let's take a look at how it's starting.
The fiery begging to this Era began when CM Punk gave his mind blowing promo at the end of Raw on June 27th, 2011. The promo itself was an instant classic, not just because of how truthful it was, but also because of how unexpected and shocking it was.
Let's face it, it's been a long time since the word "ass" was purposely said on TV. And to hear Rock's real name and Hulk Hogan was almost unbelievable knowing that was pretty much sin in the WWE.
The greatest part however was that everyone got a taste of Punk wrath; Vince, Triple HHH, Stephanie, John Cena, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, John Laurinitis, the USA Network, even everyone that was cheering Punk.
Never has a promo been so epic that the USA Network instantly cut RAW off to go into the next show.
Fast forward two weeks later and Punk gives two more amazing promos. One at the start of the show and one at the end of the show hustling Vince McMahon for a contract.
Again, Punk was full of so much truth and yet so entertaining to the point where you had to cheer for him. No one on the roster has made ice cream bars get a bigger pop than 90 percent of the roster.
There also haven't been many men on the roster to get more cheers than Cena in a promo. When Punk called Cena the New York Yankees, it signified that Punk already won the feud whether he won at Money In The Bank or not.
Sunday, at Money In The Bank, something surprising happened. Christian actually won the world title from Randy Orton, having us thinking that he might actually be getting the title shot he deserved. The crowd had a huge sigh of relief when they saw no Daniel Bryan.
The main event however was of biblical proportions. It was pretty much John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam 2 if you were watching it.
The pop for Punk drowned the whole arena while boos were missile-guided to Cena. There seriously hasn't been a bigger match since Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels 2.
The match itself was EXCELLENT. Very back and forth with huge moves everywhere, keeping you on your seat the entire time. The end came when Vince accidentally distracted Cena, giving Punk the GTS and the pin.
The crowd was in a frenzy, even more so when Alberto Del Rio failed to cash in the Money In The Bank. This was an awesome pay-per-view because neither Orton or Cena won. It made us believe that maybe WWE just might be investing in their other resources.
The next Monday Night was one of the most shocking RAWs in history. As Vince McMahon was about to fire John Cena, Triple H made a surprising appearance and walked down to the ring in a suit and tie.
With a move no one was expected, Vince was fired and Triple H has officially taken over. This was followed by emotion that we haven't seen since Edge retired. This was great because in reality Vince McMahon has really stepped down and given Triple H his position.
And so, now we have finally entered the Reality Era. New champions, New attitude, New person running the WWE. I for one can't wait to see what it has in store.
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