The X-Factor: Cult of Personality
Submitted by Victor Mariscal on 11/15/2019 at 01:18 AM

This last month, a lots been happening.

Let’s discuss Crown Jewel for a bit. We don’t have concrete evidence. The Saudi prince isn’t above holding people hostage, but it didn’t become an international incident. If it did, it would be the only time I’m happy Trump is president given his friendship with Vince McMahon.

It’s funny that the same fans who laughed off his reports over the years were treating his stories about Saudi Arabia as gospel. Reminds me of those who believed “the leukemia was faked” or jumped on the bandwagon. Of course, those who spoke in WWE’s defense were branded suck-ups.

I’m not sure what to believe. We may never know. It’s gonna be forgotten eventually. Case in point, the main event of AEW’s Full Gear may have just leapfrogged HIAC and Crown Jewel in generating controversy. I’m hearing it was a little too violent.

One review said it was “disgusting” and wished they’d stopped after Cody vs. Jericho. Another said it was too much. Some have praised it as is usually the case because it’s AEW. I’m also reading comments saying the feud didn’t warrant that kind of violence. Also, mouse traps? Really?

I’m sure someone’s raised this point already. If WWE had done this, there would be no end to the harsh criticism. The smart fans just endlessly praise anything AEW puts out. Yes, there’s some bad things on Raw and Smackdown, but the good doesn’t get talked about enough.

For all the flak he took, Roman Reigns showed the haters WAY more class than I feel they deserved. And John Cena, he left a lot of people eating their words.

Kinda ran outta things to talk about. Oh right.

Before he debuted in ‘06, a friend talked about CM Punk a lot. He was a mark for the guy, and then I saw the reaction he got in Hammerstein Ballroom. I was sold. Like many others he had that spring in his step for his first WrestleMania.

Phil Brooks has a big ego to be sure. Others would’ve killed to have his spot. A 434 day reign as WWE Champion is something even John Cena didn’t reach, and you know what those two did on July 18, 2011.

Anyone would’ve given their left arm to dance with the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Yet he wouldn’t have been as disgruntled at the end had it not been for somebody’s son-in-law. Punk had just torn the house down in Chicago and then Triple H shows up doing what he’s infamous for: tearing people down for his own benefit. Plus he’s insecure.

If he returns to the ring, the easy choice is Triple H, but it’s also the worst. No way The Game would job to Punk without falling back on his backhanded ways ala John Cena in ‘06.

We’ll know one day.

Don’t mess with the X.

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