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WHY TALENTS GET BURNT OUT, EXTREME RULES, AMBROSE THE JOKER AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-05-18 10:00:00
Now that former referee Jack Doan is no longer with WWE do you him signing on with TNA since Taryn Terrell is no longer refereeing Knockout matches he'd be a perfect fit since he use to referee many womens bouts featuring Molly Holly, Trish Stratus, Jacqueline so forth?

There's been no sign of him working in the business and no sign of TNA wanting to hire him, so I don't think it will happen.

If you could tinker with the lineup for Extreme Rules what changes/additions would you do?

Although I expect the match will be solid, doing a steel cage match after a No Holds Barred match at Wrestlemania is sort of a step sideways. I'd have it be a Hell In A Cell.

We keep hearing CM Punk is burnt out? Why? The dude is making six or seven figures. Why is he whining and walking away?

Punk is burnt out because he's been in the WWE cycle and schedule since 2006 pretty much full-time without any break unless he was injured, which means 2-3 shows a week, plus promotional appearances and travel days. So, you are looking at 3-5 days a week where he is on the road and away from home. The only time he isn't on the road, he's recuperating and preparing to go back. When he was hurt, usually he was doing commentary or something similar. Now, you can say he should shut up and enjoy the money but all that money does you no good if all you are spending it on is being on the road working. Punk isn't alone in getting burnt out and usually you will see guys disappear for a few weeks. In Punk's case (and in John Cena's case), there is an enormous pressure to always be there and wrestling because they are talents that were pulling the cart. Given how driven Punk is, I would guess there was a feeling of failure if he wasn't doing everything he could do to better the company. So, it adds up and mentally and physically, it becomes an exhausting process for talents. Add in the anger over not being in the Wrestlemania main event, which some believe was a major factor for Punk and you have a recipe for someone needing to walk away for awhile.

Am I the only one who sees that Dean Ambrose’s entire gimmick is ripped off of Heath Ledger’s Joker?

No, there are certainly similarities. There's nothing wrong with that, either.

Watching John Cena's openening promo on Raw tonight, I don't think it went well. When is WWE going to realize this?

At this point, they aren't. They just see the reaction as part of the chemistry of what makes John work, not realizing that the style of promos turns off the audience over 10.