So my "FUCK YOU" isn't for Punk or Bryan. I am beyond happy for both and excited for their futures. For years, I had to hear critics, journalists, naysayers and detractors tell me reason after reason why neither would ever make it under the bright lights of WWE. They picked both Punk and Bryan apart trying to highlight every weakness they perceived that they had. To all of those people I proudly say "FUCK YOU."
Bryan and Punk prove that independent wrestling has today's new stars. I believe we have several of these athletes now in Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE. Talent like Johnny Gargano, Ricochet, Akira Tozawa, Sami Callihan, Chuck Taylor, Rich Swann, Uhaa Nation, PAC, Brodie Lee and AR Fox, to name a few, have arrived. They aren't tomorrow's stars, they are today's new generation. I said it about Punk and Bryan in 2005 and I'm saying it today about these exciting performers. If you aren't already watching, it's time for you to start paying attention and enjoy the ride to the top of the WWE Universe