Punk is currently in the doghouse, probably as he disagreed with the layout of the Elimination Chamber match with Arn Anderson and Michael Heyes who were the producers for it. For this weeks ECW TV Dave Lagana had written that Punk should get Holly in the vice and Holly should turn over, grab a rope and pin Punk. In the production meeting when the TV was being put together the whole room turned on Punk when Lagana told them his idea. Arn Anderson especially was against him, saying the Holly should make Punk pay his dues as he's just "Heyman' guy" and not any good so Holly shouldn't need to cheat to pin him. Anderson also said Punk was only over because Heyman fluked it and shouldn't be happening. Punk was personally told by Anderson that "after 14 years on being on WWE televison, Holly is the bigger star" as an explanation why the heel should pin the babyface clean. The actual finish was came up by Finlay.
Originally posted by Dexley's Midnight JoggerAlso, I'd like to add to the kudos to Brad Armstrong. What a good job he's doing at the announce table.
Is it in Armstrong's job description to sound like he's reading off a script, despite being illiterate? Good LORD he was horrible, stumbling over every other line.
And it wouldn't be much of a feud between Punk and Holly if Punk kept winning, right?
This is supposed to be Tazz's replacement? How long do you think Brad was going to just sit in silence trying to remember the word "All-American" (before Styles jumped in to save him) - 20 seconds? 30 seconds? The entire match?
And to go back even further, WWF used to send their B-teamers down to USWA for big-time angles - usually meaning the WWF face would be a massive USWA heel. Off the top of my head, Tatanka, Papa Shango, MOM, Owen Hart...