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Like a House Afire (ep. 19): CM Punk vs. Ryback will main event WrestleMania 33

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Welcome to the slowly-getting-back-on-schedule 19th episode of Like a House Afire, a frequent video-cast that runs down some hot topics in the world of pro wrestling with opinion and analysis from yours truly.

Just when we thought we were out, he pulls us back in...I was going to talk pretty much exclusively about Ryback's status in a post-"Steroid Guy" world, but then CM Punk went and jumped back in everybody's business by signing with UFC.

So, this touches on THE BIG GUY and what the lack of anyone from the WWE coming to his defense might mean, but spends a lot of time wondering why Punk can't be a passionate fan living the dream AND a savvy self-promoter looking to get paid. Then we wrap up by booking the biggest reality era feud of all-time for a future WrestleMania.

Here's some background on the buzz that drove this episode:

CM Punk signs with UFC

Punk on Ryback incident and confrontation

Ryback responds to Punk allegations

Chael Sonnen fuels the fire

Chris Jericho on working with Ryback

The storystream of the whole Punk affair going back to the day after the Rumble

Hope you enjoy the show, and please hit us up in the comments with your thoughts, feedback, questions or suggestions.

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