“With the Punk thing, I wanted something that was really going to be personal. And my idea was to tattoo him. I wanted to tattoo my initials on him, which Vince loved, approved, and then came down to the wire and somebody told him that when you tattoo somebody it bleeds and he got all angry at that and not understanding the concept of a tattoo… And also saying ‘well, he’s got so many tattoos, what’s one more going to do?’ And I was like, ‘you don’t understand, a tattoo is a personal choice.’ You know, it’s like a girl has a lascivious lifestyle and has sex with a guy every night that’s her choice but if someone rapes her, that’s wrong. Same with tattooing. If I tattoo my initials on him, it doesn’t matter if he’s got 1,000, he’s always going to see that and remember it. Vince didn’t like it, changed it around so then we had to kind of sit down and literally right before the show we were going to do the tattooing, where do we go? We kind of went into the whole Punk’s dad had alcoholic issues. … (Punk) loved (the idea of the tattoo). It was real. I was going to tattoo him for real. He loved it. So we were both kind of disappointed because we thought it would be great.”—Chris Jericho detailing a cool but out there angle that got nixed and showing an admirable grasp on/objection to rape culture to boot.
WWE officials reportedly were close to putting the WWE Championship on Daniel Bryan at Sunday’s Over the Limit pay-per-view.
The topic of Bryan winning the WWE Title was being discussed a lot over the past few weeks. Apparently the talks got “pretty serious” but the idea was nixed and they went with Punk retaining the title.
I hate to get really cheesy but, on the way home today, I got the chance to listen to MVP’s episode of the AOW Podcast and, like, seriously. If you get the opportunity and you haven’t already, listen to it. He was already one of my favourite wrestlers, but to hear about where he’s come from, what he used to be involved in, and see where he is now? Literally living his dream of wrestling in Japan? It’s really inspirational.
Not to mention he’s a United fan.
But, yeah. It was really amazing, and everyone should listen to it.