Bret Hart praises Punk, says fans sick of Cena:
In a continuation of his recent interview with Wrestle Talk TV, Bret Hart discussed his opinions of John Cena, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan…
Comparisons between Bret Hart’s heel turn in the late 90s and the need for Cena to turn heel today:
“I think he’s going through it for sure, he’s going through exactly the same thing. They’re just tired of John Cena, he’s been the good guy for too long. He’s still a good guy.
“But, the difference between John Cena and Bret Hart and that time period is that I don’t personally think that John Cena can be a heel. I think as a heel, he’d be like Bob Backlund. It’s not really going to work for John. He’s not vicious or nasty. He really is just a naturally nice guy and to try to make him back and dress him in black or put him in Undertaker’s make up — you’re not going to make him a bad guy. You’re just going to make him silly.”
Daniel Bryan reminding him of his brother Owen Hart:
“Daniel Bryan…he reminds me a lot of my brother Owen. The moves that he has — he just has a look or a feel a little bit like Owen.”
Opinion of CM Punk:
“He’s the 2012 version of what wrestling should be. He’s a really good wrestler. The little things that you see in his work like his timing, his positioning where’s he’s always in the right place getting up.
“People don’t really notice it, but there’s a lot of things in wrestling where a guy has bad timing, where they screw up stuff because they’re in the wrong place. Maybe the fans don’t notice it, but the wrestlers notice. I’ve noticed that Punk’s pretty flawless and doesn’t make a lot of mistakes.
“He doesn’t waste a lot of moves, he doesn’t do a lot of stupid moves, where you go, ‘Why would he do that? Doesn’t even makes sense. He’s working the guys leg and he throws him into the ropes for a sleeper.’
“But, there’s certain psychology in wrestling that some guys got it, some guys don’t, some guys never get it. Some guys don’t even know what it is like Eric Bischoff. But, some guys like Punk are just born with it and he’s got a real gift.”
“What I like about Punk is that he’s a innovator. I find that he incorporates a lot of new moves and new things into his matches. I’ve also noticed that he takes a lot of little things from my matches or certain matches and he does it as a little salute or tribute. Sort of a nod off to you, like, ‘I don’t your elbow off the middle rope because it was your birthday,’ or something. I enjoy those little, subtle compliments from guys like Punk.”
“When I look at the talent today, I see it being every bit as good — maybe even better — than the wrestlers before. They’re as good as ever. Punk is good, even Cena. He’s the perfect good guy if you ask me. He’s really, really good and I like him. I’m a Cena fan.”
Jeff Hardy added to WWE alumni:
WWE.com have profiled Jeff Hardy as a WWE Alumni. This is odd considering he’s the competition’s World Champion.
Hardy’s TNA deal is expiring soon and now that the TNA lawsuit is over, WWE could be interested in giving him one more chance. That being said TNA will do all they can to keep him with the company as he is their biggest merchandise seller. Giving him the belt was believed to be a way to keep him sweet.
Dixie Carter on Bellator tonight:
TNA President Dixie Carter posted the following on Twitter today:
“Headed to Atlanta to be on Bellator tonight on SpikeTV 10:00 p.m. EST! I’ve got some cool Impact, Talent, and King Mo news to share!”
It looks like she’ll be doing some cross promotion for Impact.
Tyson Kidd injury update:
WWE Superstar Tyson Kidd posted an update on his leg injury on Twitter:
“The Dr told me my recovery is 15% surgery, 85% therapy. So here I am. This is what I do. Road to recovery”
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