CM Punk-Chris Brown Feud Escalates Beyond Twitter
Why not? Let's just tick a few more words off the list of ones I never thought I'd end up combining: the war of words continues between Grammy-winner and former Woman-Beating Champion Chris Brown and outspoken WWE Champion CM Punk, and it's now spilled outside Twitter.
Brown, who will never not be known for beating then-girlfriend Rihanna bloody the night before the 2009 Grammys then acting like apologizing and picking up trash along a highway makes him a "ROLE MODEL" (his all-caps quote, not mine), apparently didn't like Punk (real name: Phillip Brooks) recently tweeting an offer to "curb stomp" the 2012 Best R&B Album Grammy honoree.
He disliked it so very little, that he spouted off his own tweet to Punk implying that the veteran professional wrestler had used enough steroids to render him useless to a woman.
(Pro-Tip, kids: follow the link above to check out all the pictorial evidence to the contrary.)
Thing is, Punk has spoken often in mainstream interviews such as this one with GQ about how living a lifelong straight-edge lifestyle free of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, long before he became a wrestler and his lifestyle became his "character." Between that and Punk already not being a fan, he was left with a few things to get off his chest.
That included telling Brown he'd love to get him into a very unscripted ring and "choke him out."
He tweeted that he missed "real wrestlers" like Koko B. Ware, Bret Hart, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. While it's appreciable that he digs professional wrestling's halcyon days . . . "real" wrestlers? Hm. Maybe nobody's broken it to him yet that it was about as "real" then as it is now. For "real" wrestling, he'll have to see if somebody is trying to unload a TARDIS or after-market modified DeLorean on eBay and take a day trip to about the early half of last century.
He then tacked on some more pot-shots at Punk's chosen profession, tweeting "The video u just posted was cute! It's so funny how defensive u are (Writer's note: Hi Kettle...). And the fact that I really don't know who you are and could give a s--- is the funny part! I really hope this 15 minutes of fame is paying you for the long run becuz music last forever! Wrestlers come and go according to ratings!"
"Music last forever" - Hm. Well, good music does. Ray Charles does. Stevie Wonder does. Unfortunately, when your attitude and criminal record combined are on the verge of overshadowing your music and making you a PR leper, one starts falling a little further each day into the Vanilla Ice/Terrence Trent D'arby/Milli Vanilli zone.
By the by, while Brown keeps making a jackass of himself, WWE keeps capitalizing. Punk referenced the feud during "WWE Monday Night Raw" last night and Tuesday evening, it was another topic of conversation during a special live "WWE Friday Night SmackDown!", so it would seem Punk is getting the better half of this exchange.