CHICAGO, IL - MAY 08: WWE Champion CM Punk throws out the first pitch before the Chicago Cubs versus the Atlanta Braves game on May 8, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Following the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view last night (Sun., Feb. 19, 2012), the superstars from the event all either went back to their hotel room to rest or hit the road for Minneapolis for tonight's Raw show. Some of them were quick to jump on Twitter to pass the time and CM Punk, who retained his WWE championship at the show, is chief among them.
It's what he chose to tweet that was surprising ... and somewhat disappointing.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Punk tweeted to Chris Brown the following:
"I would like @ChrisBrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #WrestleMania moment."
Now, I understand that Chris Brown is one of the most universally reviled folks in the entire entertainment industry for his proven track record of abusing women physically but Punk's use of words -- that he wants to curb stomp him -- is poor at best.
Yes, we're talking about a guy everyone hates for beating on women but we're also talking about a black man who can pull the race card and have plenty of ammunition with a comment like that. It was just reckless and unnecessary.
As it turned out, Brown responded to Punk's comment:
"Positivity regardless of how u feel! @CMpunk contact my assistant and I'll have em send u an autographed pic for my biggest FAN!!!"
A few helpful Cagesiders also bring word that Brown tweeted and then deleted a comment saying, "@CMpunk needs more followers. He's such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure a women."
Well, that's one way to deal with it.
Again, I'm not defending Brown here, just saying Punk could have chosen a much better phrase to use to convey the fact that he wants to physically harm this man. Am I the only one who thinks of the movie American History X when curb stomping comes up?
To put a cap on all this, leave it to good old J.R., Jim Ross, to drop a funny comment on his blog when asked by a fan:
Q..."Will WWE capitalize on the 'Twitter War' between @CMPunk and singer Chris Brown? I'd suggest that would be a classic, Gorilla Monsoon reply of "HIGHLY UNLIKELY." Chris Brown couldn't be melted and poured on the WWE Champion plus I've never heard of Brown physically engaging any male.
And boom goes the dynamite.