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Feb. 18, 2013 5:15 p.m.

CM Punk is ready for battle
Photo courtesy: My 1-2-3 Cents
By Chad Smart
@chadsmart & @my123cents on Twitter
Im going to try and keep
this short because once again Im going to complain about a topic weve
discussed several times since My 1-2-3 Cents started. Also, since Im trying to make 2013 a more positive year, I
dont want to write negative blogs. That said, watching the Rock vs. CM Punk
match from Elimination Chamber made me want to bash my head against a wall. <>
On the last episode of RAW
before Elimination Chamber, Paul Heyman got Vince McMahon to agree to the
stipulation where if Rock got disqualified the WWE title would be awarded to CM
Punk. Youd think Heyman got this stipulation added because he had a master
plan to help CM Punk regain the title that had been taken from him unjustly.
Youd think that, but youd be wrong based on the events that happened during
the match. <>
Before the match started, I
was fully expecting The Shield or Brad Maddox or maybe even Brock Lesnar to
come down and attack Punk thus getting Rock DQd and making Punk champion. This
would then lead to Vince McMahon or Vickie Guerrero, or Booker T or Teddy Long
or maybe Hornswaggle or anyone else on the WWE payroll that can magically
restart matches to come out and say Heyman and Punk couldnt manipulate the
system in such a cheap manner. The match would be restarted under protest of
Punk and Rock would go on to retain the title. Logical but annoying, no?<>
Punk goes for the pin
Photo courtesy: WWE
Instead, the ending of the
match involved the referee being distracted by Heyman and having Punk throw
Rock into the ref knocking the ref to the floor. A second ref comes out to take
over officiating the match until he gets his leg clipped putting his out of
action and missing a pin count. Finally after a Rock Bottom, the second ref
calls into position and makes the count for a Rock victory. Im expecting Heyman and Punk to force
the original referee to make a delay DQ call tonight on RAW and the events will
lead to Punk being added to the Rock/John Cena title match at Wrestlemania.
Otherwise the longest reigning WWE champion in the modern era will be going into
Wrestlemania in a possible non-meaningful match. <>
Once in a Lifetime Part Deux
Photo courtesy: WWE
The biggest issue I have
with how the match played out is the lack of logic. Go back to the match at the
Royal Rumble. The stipulation was in place that if the Shield interfered, CM
Punk would be stripped of the title. Even though it would cost him the title,
the Shield interfered in the match.
At Elimination Chamber, the Shield could interfere and help Punk regain
the title yet they were nowhere to be seen even though they had been victorious
in their match less than an hour earlier and would presumably still be in the
arena. Why didnt they interfere?
Why did Heyman have the stipulation added if he wasnt going to take advantage
of said stipulation? <>
Im curious to see what
happens on RAW only because I want to know if WWE can possibly make my interest
in Wrestlemania any lower than it is right now. Whatever happens, I wont be
expecting it to be logical or enthralling. And Im definitely not looking to
six weeks of Rock/Cena elementary school level insult promos building to their
title match. <>

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