After attacking Kane and disrespecting Paul Bearer the past two weeks on Monday Night Raw, it's safe to say that CM Punk isn't scared of The Undertaker or his impressive WrestleMania streak.
With less than three weeks left until the big dance, expect the Second City Saint to continue with the insults and try his best to get under the Deadman’s skin.
It appears that Punk’s strategy is playing mind games with The Undertaker heading into WrestleMania 29. Punk may have a death wish after the stunt he pulled on Monday night’s edition of Raw, but we must remember that he is a very clever and cerebral wrestler. He knows what he’s doing.
So far, CM Punk has been very controversial when it comes down to the ways he's been disrespecting The Undertaker, and with three weeks left until WrestleMania 29, don't expect him to stop anytime soon.
Impersonate Paul Bearer and The Undertaker
Since CM Punk and Paul Heyman can make fun of Jerry Lawler for having a heart attack on live TV, I wouldn't be surprised if Heyman and Punk pulled off a Paul Bearer and Undertaker impersonation.
Clearly, Heyman would dress up as Paul Bearer and Punk would dress up as The Undertaker or one of his druids. Once both of them are in the ring, they will proceed to mock the WWE legends.
This form of disrespect may be a cheap way to generate heat, but the dressing-up-as-the-people-you're-feuding-with tactic has been successfully done before on multiple occasions.
Degeneration X were perfectionists when it came to disrespecting and mimicking others. The Nation of Domination, The Corporation and the McMahon family have all been embarrassed by Triple H and his group of degenerates.
Of course, CM Punk and Paul Heyman are not Degeneration X, but dressing up and mimicking Paul Bearer and The Undertaker is an entertaining way to make things more personal. Heyman and Punk are magical when they are in the ring together, and if anyone can perform this act of disrespect toward The Undertaker and get away with it, it's them.
During his promo on Raw Monday night, Punk stated, "Paul [Bearer] also wants you to know that at WrestleMania, if you get counted out or disqualified, it's still a loss."
With that said, it seems as if Punk is purposely trying to frustrate The Undertaker and have him in an unstable state of mind when it comes time for their match at WrestleMania 29.
CM Punk will take a victory over The Undertaker any way he can, even if it's by disqualification.
Talk About Undertaker’s Personal Life
CM Punk is known for his infamous "pipebombs" and isn't afraid to incorporate real-life situations in order to further a feud. The most famous example of Punk involving his opponent's personal demons came back in 2009 during his memorable feud with Jeff Hardy.
During the feud, Punk was (and still is) straight edge and believed that he was living life the right way, while Hardy lived recklessly and was suspended multiple times due to violating the WWE's health and wellness policy.
The CM Punk and Jeff Hardy feud not only worked because both Superstars are extremely talented in the ring, but because their rivalry had a sense of realism to it due to all the personal shots each Superstar threw at one another.
In the end, CM Punk defeated Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship and was the reason why Jeff had to leave the WWE (storyline).
In 2009, CM Punk's unorthodox tactics helped him overcome a difficult opponent in Jeff Hardy, however, are there enough skeletons in The Undertaker's closet for Punk to exploit to the WWE Universe?
One thing CM Punk can bring up is the fact that Undertaker is getting old and that he won't be able to keep up with him in the ring at WrestleMania 29. This wouldn’t be the most personal verbal attack, but it’s no secret that Taker is older and can’t perform the same way he used to.
Another personal demon that Punk can bring up is the fact that Taker has been married three times. His first two marriages didn't work out, and as of today, the Phenom is married to former WWE Diva Michelle McCool.
The WWE has been relentless in their efforts to get a reaction from the fans. There is no doubt that the Jerry Lawler and Paul Bearer angles have been controversial, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Punk bring up some sort of personal issue that involves The Undertaker.
Speaking of personal, let's get back to Michelle McCool...
Talk About Michelle McCool
This situation is very improbable, but the WWE has made it public that it wants to bring back former WWE Divas in order to improve the Divas division. This angle would be a great way to further the CM Punk and Undertaker feud while creating an excuse to bring back former WWE Diva Michelle McCool.
Michelle McCool is married to The Undertaker and in the past, the Deadman has been involved in some very over-the-top storylines that have featured his loved ones.
In 2001, former WCW World Heavyweight champion Diamond Dallas Page came to the WWE and feuded with The Undertaker. As a part of their storyline, DDP (who was in a black ski mask) began following and videotaping Sara (Taker’s wife at the time) everywhere she went. Eventually, DDP took his mask off and the WWE Universe was shocked to see that he was the stalker.
In the end, The Undertaker destroyed DDP (and his WWE career).
I can see how people would feel uncomfortable about the DPP and Undertaker angle, but I found it to be entertaining and over the top, which is what wrestling fans want to see.
To set up the Michelle McCool angle, CM Punk could return The Undertaker’s stolen urn back to him without a fight. Later on the same night, a video on the TitanTron shows McCool in distress and locked in a dark room. Punk can explain that since he gave the urn back, he deserved to get something else in return.
Obviously, the WWE is TV PG, so the chances of this sort of thing happening are very slim. However, this angle would add more depth to The Undertaker and CM Punk feud while bringing back former WWE Divas champion Michelle McCool.
How far do you think CM Punk will go in order to get in the head of The Undertaker? Do any of these forms of disrespect seem realistic? Who will win at WrestleMania 29? Leave your suggestions and comments below!
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