With all the things CM Punk has accomplished in WWE in the months since Money in the Bank last year (some even called the past summer "Summer of Punk 2") I thought it might interest some of you that ROH just today released a DVD about the original "Summer of Punk" in 2005:
Disc 1 - CM Punk vs. Austin Aries (ROH World Title Match)...Death Before Dishonor III 6/18/05 - CM Punk vs. Jay Lethal (ROH World Title Match)...Sign of Dishonor 7/8/05 - CM Punk vs. Roderick Strong (ROH World Title Match)...Escape From New York 7/9/05 - CM Punk vs. James Gibson (ROH World Title Match)...Fate of an Angel II 7/16/05
Disc 2 - CM Punk vs. Christopher Daniels (ROH World Title Match)...The Homecoming 7/23/05 - CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe vs. James Gibson vs. Christopher Daniels (ROH World Title Elimination Match)...Redemption 8/12/05 - CM Punk vs. Colt Cabana (2 Out Of 3 Falls Match)...Punk: The Final Chapter 8/15/05
* This classic releases also includes moments that solidified "The Summer of Punk" in the annals of ROH history including Punk's notorious contract signing, his confrontation with Mick Foley, and more!!!
(edited by Tyler Durden on 23.2.12 1427) #WatchROH
Nice! I might actually get this. I'd love to see WWE come up with a similar set to cover Punk's Summer of 2011 run. The promos (including the promo that started the whole train rolling), the excellent matches against Cena at MITB and SummerSlam, and recapturing the title against Del Rio.
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Originally posted by ekedolphinNice! I might actually get this. I'd love to see WWE come up with a similar set to cover Punk's Summer of 2011 run. The promos (including the promo that started the whole train rolling), the excellent matches against Cena at MITB and SummerSlam, and recapturing the title against Del Rio.
Punk was on Colt Cabana's podcast a few weeks ago and said that his 3-disc DVD set has been greenlit by WWE. The best part? He has full creative control over the content.
His feud with Jeff Hardy that lead to the turn and the SES was so so good. Once he got away from Big Show, he had the great "nothing personal" destruction of Evan Bourne right after he was drafted to RAW.
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This is gonna be a hit or miss, much like the XFL. It really seems like it will only appeal to hardcore wrasslin' fans. And there aren't enough casual fans right now to fill the void. Only question is, how much is it going to cost to put into effect....