• CM Punk Gave Vince McMahon A Fake Draft Of His Pipebomb
During a recent interview with Sport1, current AEW wrestler CM Punk talked about his run as the WWE Champion for 434 days and his Pipebomb promo.
Below are the highlights:
On his run as the WWE Champion:
“It’s not true that I don’t cherish my time as WWE Champion, I have fond memories of it.
Yes, I criticized the fact that I wasn’t in many main events at the time even though I was champion. It wasn’t that I was personally offended, I just thought it was a stupid decision from a business point of view. But it’s not something that I will lose sleep over.”
On his Pipebomb promo:
“Everything was real. I had to write a draft for Vince and I didn’t say anything about what was in that draft. I knew what I was going to say and I knew that I wasn’t going beyond certain limits.
But what was also clear to me is live TV is a business in which it is easier to get forgiveness afterwards than a permit beforehand. I couldn’t have told Vince that I would mention Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, who were undesirable people at WWE at the time.
Vince would also have said, ‘Don’t mention New Japan – and what the hell is ‘Ring of Honor’? But I wanted to create some kind of work of art that I had say in, that’s why I did it.
So I gave him a wrong draft and had it approved, said ‘Yes, okay’ when he was still suggesting that I should make fun of his daughter Stephanie, and then I did something else.
But because what I did was good, he wasn’t mad.”
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 55th birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran “The Juicer” Art Barr (Real name: Arthur Leon Barr).
After wrestling for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling during the Jim Herd era in 1990 & 1991, he then moved to Mexico, where made a name for himself as “The Love Machine” Art Barr, Tag Team partner of a young Eddie Guerrero.
Barr passed away in 1994 at the very young age of 28 due to what was believed to be an accidental pill overdose.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
October 8, 1966 – November 23, 1994