The big money angle in WWE right now, played out mostly on the Raw brand but slowly invading the Smackdown brand, is Triple H and how good (or not good) he's doing at his job as COO.
After weeks of chaos, mostly perpetrated by The Miz and R-Truth, nearly the entire roster assembled to give Triple H a vote of no confidence at the end of Raw this past Monday and walked out on the show.
Everyone from WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio to World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry to the announce team to the cameramen walked out and left "The Game" by himself, with no support.
Except there were a few wrestlers that never went out. Essentially, the big babyfaces on the roster -- Randy Orton, John Cena, Sheamus and CM Punk.
On the Oct. 4 episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer stated this was done because WWE knew everyone that walked out would be booed and they didn't want the biggest babyfaces in the company to be in that position.
They had Randy Orton explain his side of it at the Smackdown tapings last night, which you can read spoilers for on the site now.
For his part, Punk took to Twitter to explain himself in his own way and to get himself over how he can in trying to keep with the character he's built over the past few months. Here's what he said:
"I think a lot of people are missing the point. Fans and coworkers alike. Walking out is a pussy move. There's a huge difference......in what I did. I want change, and I can't change shit from my couch. I'm in the fox hole. I'm getting it done. I stayed to fight......and I'm fighting for change. You can protest, violently or peacefully without actually showing up. Walking out isn't a solution......at least not one that I've ever seen work. Hold 'em up. Make them change. Don't just walk out, or lay down. Fight. This goes for fans......as well. Bored? Don't like @johncena? Want more @ZackRyder? Show up and be heard. Don't be a pussy and just tweet about it. I want change, and I'll stand and fight for it even if I'm alone. Popular or unpopular, I could care less. Take your voting and shove it. Actions speaks louder than words. Except mine. My words are pretty awesome. No think about all that, and hopefully you'll get it. #fight. Too many tweets from me. Misspellings abound. You CAN'T protest without showing up. I am not Gandhi. I will kick your face. Don't like HHH as COO? Punch him in the face. I did. It's wrestling, not the NBA. #fight. Next high kick to Johnny 'Funkhauser' Ace won't be an accident."
Essentially, he agrees with everything Triple H was saying but he's still against what Triple H represents. Which makes sense but this still works against Punk outside of the storyline because he's just getting buried and pushed further into the crowd within it ... or at least that's how it looks on TV.
There are reports making the rounds from (mostly) reliable websites we won't name for security reasons that are saying Punk is set to receive another large push in the upcoming months, which could include his being placed in an upcoming WWE produced film.
Take that for what it is.
Are you okay with Punk's explanation? Or does it leave you wanting more?