Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com recently interviewed WWE Champion CM Punk. Punk talked about returning from injury, Wrestle Mania and more. You can check it out at http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/1/25/3913754/wwe-champion-cm-punk-talks-ufc-on-fox-6-showdown-versus-the-rock.
I am most excited about the @CMPunk vs. @The Rock WWE Title bout than I am any other attraction of what will be a star laden card this Sunday in Phoenix on PPV at the Royal Rumble.
WWE Champion Punk is considered by some to have a chip on his shoulder. He's paid his dues many times over in the indie circuit in small venues for low pay time and again. But now he's made it and he won't leave it without a fight. Even in the world of sports entertainment for any one to think that there is a lack of legit physicality in a match with so much emotion riding on it it for a variety of reasons, some spoken and some simply left alone, is naive.
I expect to see Punk's stiff, Muay Tai kicks strike Rock in a multitude of positions and certainly multiple times over the course of the contest. There is no may that a part time wrestler, full time actor can prepare for such a circumstance other than to suck it up and endure it. Rock has never been known as one to back away from physicality.
Punk will push Rock much farther than did @JohnCena did last year at WM28 in Miami because Punk and Cena are different breeds of cat. Punk is the champion who's backed into the proverbial corner where champions are at their most dangerous.
Rock is the amazing star that has come home to once again attempt to live his family business dream and to respect is DNA and amazing genetics while becoming a multiple time WWE Champion.
That could well happen but it won't be pretty. This isn't going to be a smooth, wrestling classic. I see a fight occurring. I see both men testing each other's resolve. I see the established mega star (Rock) being pushed to his outer limits by the over achieving former indy wrestler who has perfected is craft to become the #1 man in the #1 company of its kind in the world.
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Finally, last night’s TNA Impact match results from last night:
-Knockouts Champion Tara defeats Velvet Sky via pin fall.
-Kenny King and Zema Ion defeat X-Division Champion Rob Van Dam and Christian York via pin fall.
-Bobby Roode defeats Tag Team Champion Hernandez via pin fall.
-TNA World Champion Jeff Hardy defeats Christopher Daniels via pin fall.
Taz spoke on joining Aces and Eights while Bully Ray promised revenge on Devon, Taz and the rest of the Aces and Eights if Hulk Hogan lifts his suspension. Finally, it was announced Mr. Anderson and Kurt Angle will met next week on Impact inside a steel cage. For more, log on to www.impactwrestling.com.