#HijackRAW is this hair-brained “movement” that people are trying to push where the crowd in Chicago will keep bringing up CM Punk at the city’s RAW on Monday night. They want everyone to wear their CM Punk merch, bring CM Punk signs, and chant for CM Punk throughout all of the matches.
This in itself wouldn’t be too deplorable, annoying, or disrespectful of an idea if it weren’t for the fact that A.) CM Punk left on his own accord and B.) what the crowd is essentially doing is burying the rest of the talent.
CM Punk left on his own. No one forced him out. He wasn’t fired. He wasn’t suspended. He left because he wanted to leave. Although everyone is assuming that he left because he was unhappy with his booking and future direction in the company, we still don’t know that for sure. Others say that he left simply because he felt like he needed time off for his own health. The simple fact of the matter is that. We. Don’t. Know. And we can’t and should not assume. The fact that we don’t know the circumstances between CM Punk and WWE, and that the circumstances— as mysterious as they may be— don’t seem to be vitriolic, means that essentially there is nothing to protest. These people are “revolutionizing” on behalf of a man who is not asking for a revolution.
Which brings me to my second point— if this crowd “hijacks RAW” as they’ve been saying, they’re essentially showing a company that the only Superstar they care about is CM Punk. Which is problematic, given the way in which a lot of the talent is being treated and booked in the company at the moment. Take Daniel Bryan for example. People are miffed about the way in which Bryan being treated right now given the constant title teases and the quote-unquote “burying” by the company. You have the same for midcard workers like Dolph Ziggler and Damien Sandow. If at RAW— a show that, from a business standpoint, is a thermometer to measure who’s over with the crowd, how angles and workers are being received, and what’s garnering ratings and what’s not— a crowd ignores talent like Bryan, Ziggler, and Sandow and instead choose to focus solely on a man who walked out on his own accord I cannot stress this enough then it broadcasts the message that fans don’t care about anyone but CM Punk. Which— despite what the fans would want us to think— is simply not true.
So— long story short— #HijackRAW is a fruitless effort that absolutely nobody asked for to bring back a man who doesn’t want to be here right now anyway and it’s probably going to ruin a perfectly good RAW in which Aaron Paul is hosting. And for that, I cannot forgive anyone who supports #HijackRAW or participates in it. Because you are ruining the beauty of a wrestling/Breaking Bad crossover for all of us.