• CM Punk On Why He Was Over With The WWE Fans At Survivor Series 2006
During a recent interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran CM Punk talked about getting a great reaction from WWE fans at the Survivor Series 2006 PPV.
Here’s what the current AEW Superstar had to say about WWE’s reaction to him being over with the crowd that night:
“People were mad because, ‘We don’t understand. Why’s this kid over?’ Then they’ll use the crutch of, ‘Oh, it’s just internet fans.’ Yeah, OK, 18,000 people packed the place and they’re all just internet fans but whatever. It means something to me now because it was validation. Like, ‘Yeah. My hard work is paying off. Yeah. People are seeing me and the things that I’m doing and people like me’. Let’s go.”
While CM Punk obviously spoke in character and basically claimed that he was already over with WWE fans and casual fans back then, that clearly wasn’t the case and it was just the Philly crowd that knew him from his Ring of Honor days.
Keep in mind that ROH was a Philadelphia promotion, founded by Rob Feinstein, who used to be a camera man for the original ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling), a promotion that also had its home in Philadelphia.
With that being said, Survivor Series 2006 was simply a home game for Punk, who had left Ring of Honor a year earlier, in 2005, to join World Wrestling Entertainment.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 11, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.
Here is the match-card:
1. WWF World Tag Team Titles: British Bulldogs vs. Dream Team
2. Bob Orton & Magnificent Muraco vs. Billy Jack Haynes & Sivi Afi
3. Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy vs. Dick Slater & Ricky Hunter
4. Rougeau Brothers vs. Barry O & Hercules Hernandez
5. Pedro Morales & The Islanders vs. Ken Glover & The Hart Foundation
6. George Steele & The Junkyard Dog vs. Steve Regal & Terry Gibbs