Identity Of Fireman At SummerSlam, Backstage Reaction To Punk/Lesnar, Rhodes Shaves

Scorpio Sky Works SummerSlam

Scorpio Sky worked as the fireman during the Bray Wyatt vs. Kane Ring of Fire Match at SummerSlam on Sunday night. Sky previously portrayed Harold in the anger management skits.

Punk/Lesnar Get Standing Ovation

As I noted here on Twitter, CM Punk and Brock Lesnar received a standing ovation when they got backstage at SummerSlam. We’re told Triple H really put Punk over before heading out for the main event.

Cody Rhodes Loses Mustache

Cody Rhodes, who is clean shaven once again, wrote the following on Twitter about retiring the mustache:

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  • Rambo Commander

    Further reason to push Punk to the title scene once again and remove cena from it. Daniel Bryan vs Punk would be awesome. Whoever gives the best matches should be champion, and not whoever looks best. Its not a beauty contest, its wrestling.

    • outkazt09

      Go watch ROH then.

      • Xavier

        Agreed

    • Xavier

      You do realize that Cena had a match with Lesnar at Extreme Rules 2012 that was just as good, right? How quick the haters forget stuff.

      • Ben

        It’s funny remembering Punk listing Cena as one of his top 5 opponents when his fans are often the ones bashing Cena the most. Granted, I can’t stand his character either, but the man got good matches out of Ryback. That alone should sell the haters on his in-ring abilities. I have to disagree with you about the Lesnar/Cena bout though simply because of the horrendously bad booking decision. Lesnar loses his first match back… makes sense if you don’t think about it…

        • Xavier

          Yeah I understand were your coming from, I thought Lesnar should of went over in that match as well but I still think it was a great match and on par with Punk/Lesnar last night.

          And yeah, for whatever reason most IWC fans bash Cena but conveniently forget that it was Cena who put over CM Punk in a huge way in 2011. Last night he put over Daniel Bryan clean as a whistle and dropped the title to him and even shook his hand last night giving him the ultimate rub. That’s Cena putting over the two biggest stars to come out of the Indies in the past two years and I bet people will still find a way to complain about Cena or claim he never puts people over. Gotta love the logic of the IWC lol.

          • cdbwf

            You guys never seem to want to see the obvious.
            Cena. Can’t. Wrestle.
            It’s harsh I know but at the level of the WWE it should be a requirement. It would be like defending an NFL quarterback that sucks but that’s ok because he tries really hard and has good intentions. Maybe the fact that he can’t wrestle doesn’t bother you but it keeps me from ever liking the guy. His mic work is also stale and he seems to have an indifferent attitude toward his job. The dude never had had good match. He get’s his butt kicked for 20 minutes, shoulder block, shoulder block, sidewalk slam, 5 idiot shuffle, attitude adjustment, win. Come on. I wish I could post this worldwide on every Wrestling Site.

          • Xavier

            Lol. the oldest lamest argument in the book. Try harder.

          • Gary Robert

            Try harder than the truth? Genius. Great comeback, Xavier…lol

          • Xavier

            TRUTH: Cena was just named the top wrestler by PWI for a record 3rd time. Not bad for a guy who people “claim sucks”. I’ll let you think of some weak excuse as to why he was ranked 1st this year. Lol

          • Gary Robert

            You’re aware that the list isn’t for who can actual wrestle, right? That being said, I never said he couldn’t wrestle. He’s had many great matches. As for the weak excuse of why he’s ranked #1…its simple. He holds the title in the biggest promotion and beat The Rock (you realize its scripted, right?) in the biggest show of the year…thats why. Its not because of his actual in-ring work. And why is he constantly on top? Because his merchandise sells to the under 12 year old fan range and the WWE is a publicly traded business that is about money, unfortunately no longer about story lines and creativity.

          • Xavier

            I do realized it’s scripted, do you? Funny you mention the 12 year olds because I’ve seen plenty of adults show there support of Cena.

          • Gary Robert

            And those adults are (besides yourself, i imagine) generally the parents to those same children. I highly doubt there are any sane adult males out there that love the Cena character. Keyword: sane. Guess you don’t hear him routinely booed out of the building on every single show. Those are the sane adults. And yes, I agree…he connects great with the children.

          • Stephen Cash

            Have you heard of Tim Tebow? Also I agree that the John Cena character sucks, but John Cena the man can wrestle, and he even owned the Rock a couple of times on the mic… During their fued. He has a move-set and uses it just like every other wrestler does, and I’ll agree he may not be the best wrestler ever, but to say he sucks on the mic when he is one of the best of all time is very very ignorant.

          • cdbwf

            I’m smart enough to know I’m not going to win this argument.
            I want to at least explain why those of us who chant “you suck” and “you can’t wrestle” and “Cena sucks” do what we do.
            We don’t dislike “The John Cena character.” He’s not playing one. What you see is all that’s there. We like John Cena the person. He’s a kind hearted man that gives back to the industry and to kids. I respect that.
            I also respect the opinions of those who like Cena but honestly I don’t understand what you guys see in him.
            He makes me want to punch my TV in every time he opens his stupid mouth.
            I want to like the guy or at least respect his abilities but I can’t. It seems both sides are stuck with each other for the time being. As long as the guy is around we will be haters.

          • Ben

            Talk about blinders. I hate Randy Orton for various legit reasons aside from his horrendous mic skills and overall robotic work, but even I can admit the human cesspool has had some good matches throughout his career. No one is claiming Cena is the best ever, but to say he hasn’t had a good match and is terrible on the mic is hilariously off the mark. It sounds like you’re describing The Great Khali, not Cena.

          • Gary Robert

            He said his mic work is stale…which is 100% true. I fast forward through most Cena mic-time now b/c its become too goofy to even bother with. And Orton being robotic is simply part of his character…he’s actually quite good at it.

          • Ben

            Misread the part about Cena’s mic work, and I’ll agree it’s stale. That’s not really his fault so much as it is attributed to the staleness of his character.

            Orton is good at being robotic? You mean he’s intentionally putting together sleep-inducingly slow, monotone promos? You mention fast forwarding through Cena’s promos… I do that for Orton’s. I’ll take Cena’s stale goofiness over Orton epitomizing the meaning of being as boring as watching paint dry.

          • Gary Robert

            Orton does it because its different than anyone else on the roster on the mic and from what I’ve read, he gets praised for it. It works much better when he’s a heel than a baby face, which is good right now. And yes, I know its Cena’s character that is stale, but I don’t see him, with all his influence, pushing for any changes.

          • Ben

            Cena probably doesn’t bother pushing the issue because his character wouldn’t change anyway. He’s not stupid; he has to know he’s that he’s pushing a ton of merch and that the powers that be need him as the clean-cut face of the WWE in this PG era. Not to mention the fact he’s been proven to be the company’s top draw among the full-time roster (as evidenced by drops in PPV buys when he’s not there). I’m sure the general philosophy with Cena is that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it… hard to argue if they’re still pleased with the results.

            Maybe Orton does get praised for his style backstage, that’s fine. It doesn’t change my opinion that his promo work is snore-worthy garbage. Unique isn’t always better and for all the hype about him as a great heel, I still have no desire to watch him. Hopefully he’ll blend into the background with the McMahons and Bryan really running the show to make things entertaining.

          • Xavier

            Cena’s not pushing for change. Then tell me why he went out of his way to put over CM Punk in 2011 and Bryan a week ago. He’s done nothing but help give these IWC guys huge rubs

          • Gary Robert

            Change in his character, guy. Try and keep up with what’s being discussed.

          • Xavier

            I’m way ahead of you. Why fix something that isn’t broken? Cena is still the top draw in the company. Check the merch sales, make-a-wish, RAW segment by segment ratings (which BTW Cena’s segments still do the highest ratings usually). So apparently Cena has more then just kids as fans, nice try though. Keep using that same stale lame false argument and I’ll keep hitting you over the way with these pesky things called facts.

      • Gary Robert

        The Cena/Lesnar match was hardly good whatsoever, let alone as good as this match we saw at Summerslam.

        • Xavier

          Hardly good. But yet it was named one of the top 5 matches of last year. Keep hating sir, Cena thrives off the tears of haters like yourself.

          • Gary Robert

            Dude, I’m hardly a hater of anyone. I’m simply able to speak the truth from a non-biased perspective. If it was named a top 5 match of the year (which I doubt) its only because of who was involved (and that’s Lesnar), and the hype of the match as well as the stage on which it took place. It was a slow, plodding, methodical match. There was nothing great about it…and the ending was scripted very poorly on top of it all.

          • Gary Robert

            Not to mention it wasn’t even the best match of the PPV. Punk/Jericho easily had top honors for that night.

          • Xavier

            Not even close bro. Sheamus/Bryan from Extreme Rules was even better then Punk/Jericho. C’mon bro, I know your smarter then that.

          • Xavier

            It actually was named 1 of the top 5 matches of 2012. And your opinion is hardly unbiased. You’ve been bashing Cena and fans of his on this site for as long as I can remember seeing you on here, you probably don’t even remember but you once tried to refer to me as a kid because I said something positive about Cena so please spear me the I’m not a hater crap your trying to sell me. And the ending was only scripted poorly in your biased opinion because Cena won. Dave Meltzer gave the match a 4.5 out of 5, he gave the Punk/Jericho match which you seem to think was so much better a mere 3 out of 5. Pro Wrestling Illustrated & Pro Wrestling torch gave Cena/Lesnar huge marks as well but I’m sure they don’t know what they’re talking about lol.

          • Gary Robert

            If you think that it was a smart ending in a creative writing aspect than I won’t argue with you b/c you clearly don’t know much about good compelling story lines. You can’t bring a guy in, promote him as an unstoppable beast and then have him lose his first match. Probably one of the worst endings of a match I’ve EVER seen from a promotional standpoint. And yes, The Lesnar/Cena match stands out for the spectacle…but again, it wasn’t an actual good entertaining wrestling match. Most people tuned in just to see Brock (and the match was considered more MMA than WWE, fyi). And if you seriously think that match was a better entertaining match than Punk/Jericho, which was tremendous, you’re smoking too much sweet leaf.

          • Xavier

            No sir, your the one that’s been drinking the IWC kool-aid if you really think Punk/Jericho was better then Lesnar/Cena. Nobody came away watching Extreme Rules talking about Punk/Jericho

          • Xavier

            That’s what made the match great, it incorporated MMA into the match, adding more realism to the match. It’s something that’s not seen often. And outcome aside, it was still a great match. Punk/Jericho wasn’t nowhere near as good as Cena/Lesnar. THere’s a reason why so many wrestling outlits including guys like Dave Meltzer hold the match in such high regard and why it was voted on as one of the top matches of the year. Punk/Jericho wasn’t memorable in the least bit whatsoever. (FYI, wrestling is a huge part of MMA)

          • Gary Robert

            And as for calling me a hater again…I’m not. I’ma fan of the WWE. I don’t hate any single talent. I can however, admit when something needs change and the Cena character does. And anyone above 12 years old who is a fan if his actual character simply doesn’t take much to be entertained.

    • Nostaljack

      No, it isn’t about work or beauty. It’s only about who draws and moves merchandise. This is a business after all. Cena does both better than anyone. He’s also a great front for the company for other reasons. Character stale? Yep, but you can’t argue that he draws and moves merchandise.

  • Justin Lal

    CM Punk has actually had better matches in 2013 than he had in 2012.

    • Gary Robert

      I don’t know if that’s true. He had some great matches with Daniel Bryan and Jericho in 2012 so hard to say. He’s only had a handful of matches in 2013…they’ve all been mainly mega-PPV matches (Rock, Rock, Undertaker etc etc) up until his leave of absence. So, whereas he’s had some bigger profile matches this year, I don’t think that overshadows some of the very good matches from last year that got lost in the shuffle of his long title reign.

  • Ian Davids

    I thought the WWE didn’t want to have anything to do with Scopio Sky after he say those anti-gay tweets a few months back??