This has been an interesting day.
Tonight we all saw something strange, not just on Twitter and TMZ, but within WWE/pro wrestling/sports entertainment: by having a self-made, hard working, legit top babyface that actually lives his gimmick (Punk) going after a celebrity that was manufactured by slick production & suits, a person that attacked his then-partner violently… and was forgiven by some of the media and the hollow entertainment industry he belongs to (Brown) not mention his legions of fans, that are just as young as the WWE fan base.The WWE fans have been accused of being like sheep, and are called marks. If you ask me, the real marks and sheep are Chris Brown’s delusional fans.
I’m sorry if I’m repeating common sense, but some people just don’t get it: Chris Brown brutalized Rihanna. He never apologized. Despite never owning up to his awful behavior, Brown has been re-branded a “comeback kid” by his management, record label, and the Recording Industry in general. It worked by the numbers, as Brown has had hit recordings success since that 2009 incident. Brown never had to work hard to reclaim his former glory, that was done by using marketing tactics to make him and his brand look great. He may have done something vile, but you can still like him!
CM Punk tweeted that he would like to kick Chris Brown’s ass. That was it, and that was on a Sunday, just two days ago, right after defeating five other men in six-man cage wrestling match. Earlier today, just before main eventing a Super Smackdown TV taping, CM Punk decided he had enough of the madness, via a video on Twitter. He said to Brown what many people in the entertainment industry are afraid to do. He said what we all knew and thought of Brown. He also challenged him to fight that the proceeds will go towards a woman’s shelter. Very high profile feel, and it seemed that Punk knew Brown’s massive ego had to respond. Brown replied by mocking the WWE champion in such a childish way I cannot reproduce any of it here without insulting the English language to the extremest extent.
I’m sure in the past some heel wrestlers would have been fine with having Chris Brown on their side to build major heat. Hell, I bet deep inside his black heart even Vince would love Brown to be involved with WWE. Of course other promotions would jump at the chance to bring in Brown, regardless of what he did. WWE are still a major corporation in entertainment, and Chris Brown is also in the entertainment business.
I have no idea how big this will escalate to, or if it will just over by tomorrow. One thing that was made clear is that CM Punk raised awareness over something serious in society today: idolizing celebrities that are pompous and unforgiving for their past, yet horrible actions —an attitude Brown seems to promote to his fans. It’s disgusting.
CM Punk is a celebrity as well, but he seems to live his life honestly and despite the pressure of harmful vices which are common in the entertainment industry, he won’t let anything corrupt his mind and his body. Phil Brooks really is someone you can look up too, and for that I respect him and his actions. Regardless if there will be or never be a Punk vs. Brown match, I hope Punk and the WWE will donate to women’s shelters like For Women Only, Inc. here in Los Angeles. That would make a great conclusion to this story.