WWE fans today used former wrestler CM Punk’s memorable Pipebomb promo regarding a number of employees and wrestlers released on Wednesday.
At the promo in question, Vince McMahon and CM Punk discussed a new contract for the latter, and the relevance is now pretty scary, especially given that it was shot in 2011.
CM Punk said: “I had friends, very talented friends, work for this company and will be fired!”
At McMahon’s suggestion that they deserve it, Punk replied, “You don’t know what makes a superstar in 2011, you don’t know what these people want. You want to punish people for liking professional wrestling. I’m CM Punk and I am the voice of the voiceless and you will apologize. ”
Another promo that reappeared during this time showed Punk saying to his rival at the time, John Cena: “I hate the idea that you are the best, but there is one thing you are better than me and she kisses Vince McMahon’s ass. ”
However, Punk would not stop here and go on to say, “I would like to think that this company would be better after Vince McMahon’s death, but the fact is that it is taken over by his idiotic daughter. his son-in-law and the rest of his stupid family. ”
Punk’s microphone was then cut off before he could finish.
On Wednesday, the fans had resigned themselves to the news that top-class competitors such as the legendary former WWE champion and Olympic champion Kurt Angle were released.
Angle has worked behind the scenes at WrestleMania 35 since his retirement match in April 2019 as a producer for the company.
Other names included former tag team champions and members of the AJ Styles Bullet Club Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.I’ve seen a lot of people using CM Punk’s ‘Pipebomb’ promo in relation to today’s #WWEReleases – it’s a great and accurate promo – but I think this little clip cuts a lot deeper given today’s reality.
CM Punk would be fired from WWE a few years later on his wedding .
This was somewhat surprising since both Anderson and Gallows had recently participated in one of the most famous WrestleMania 36 matches, the Boneyard match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles.
However, one of the most shocking releases was probably umpire Mike Chioda, who was the longest serving umpire in corporate history and has been with WWE since 1989, leading high-profile games like The Rock against John Cena in 2012.
While other former champions like Lio Rush, Rusev and Zack Ryder were also fired from the company.
WWE has said after these releases that it will have to cut budgets, including talent costs, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The cuts are expected to save the company $ 4 million per month and improve cash flow by $ 140 million.However, fans later pointed out on social media the high earnings of part-time competitors like Brock Lesnar, who made $ 10 million in 2019. Cain Velasquez received $ 5 million, while Goldberg recently returned for only one month reported $ 3 million; Costs that might have been sav