The WWE's biggest pay-per-view event of the year, WrestleMania, will be held April 1, 2012, in Miami, Florida. One of the biggest attractions this year will be The Rock vs John Cena. The World Heavyweight Championship that Daniel Bryan holds will be defended against Sheamus. By virtue of winning the Royal Rumble match, Sheamus got the opportunity to choose whether to challenge for the World Championship (held by Daniel Bryan) or the WWE Championship (held by CM Punk). Sheamus made his decision on Sunday night. He chose Daniel Bryan.
After Sheamus' decision, Punk was making some light-hearted tweets wondering about who he would face at WrestleMania. The next night it was revealed to be Chris Jericho. But that night, Punk was tweeting about who he'd like to face and sent the following about the musician Chris Brown:
"I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment."
I read that and had a chuckle to myself. That was sometime around midnight. At roughly 4 am on Monday morning, I couldn't sleep and saw on the twitter machine that Chris Brown had responded. I'm assuming that everybody knows, but for those who don't, Chris Brown had a very highly-publicized domestic incident where he attacked the musician Rihanna and left her face looking a horrible mess when he was done.
[As an aside, Brown has somewhat, somehow successfully rehabbed his image over the last few years and won a couple Grammy awards a few weeks ago. A prominent Grammy spokesman was quoted as saying that he was rooting for Chris Brown after "all that he had been through." A minor controversy ensued shortly after when several female fans of Brown's tweeted something to the effect of the fact that they'd let Brown beat them anytime he wanted to. Obviously, they're going for a sexual metaphor there, but it really just doesn't sound right.]
"@CMpunk needs more followers. He's such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on had made it utterly impossible for him to pleasure a women."
That tweet was later deleted and Brown tweeted a followup:
"Positivity regardless of how u feel! @CMpunk contact my assistant and I'll have em send u an autographed pic for my biggest FAN!!!"
It made a minor buzz, and TMZ is famous for being all over minor celebrity buzz, so they jumped all over it.
Punk, offended by Brown's accusations that he was on steroids, posted a video response. In it, he points out that he lives a Straight Edge lifestyle (he has "Straight Edge" tattooed on his stomach and "Drug Free" tattooed on his knuckles), and he also took Brown to task for being an abuser. The video is below.
Punk has been known to be very outspoken, and he has referred to a microphone in his hands as being a "pipe bomb" on numerous occasions. He was true to form here.
Brown watched the video and responded with the following two tweets:
"@cmpunk the video u posted was cute! It's so funny how defensive u are."
"And the fact that I really don't know who you are and could give a shit is the funny part!"
He then tweeted about some of his favorite wrestlers from back in the day, mentioning "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Bret Hart, Roddy Piper, and The Rock. He even started the hashtag #notnopunks.
Brown appears to be trying to put an end to the "feud," as he sent out what he says will be his final tweet on the subject:
"Note:today will be the last day I bring @cmpunk existence up!The confrontations that people continuously bring my way are very amusing."
Aside from tweeting the video I embedded above, Punk has not responded to the Brown "feud," aside from a tweet containing nothing but a simple hashtag - #aintnowomanbeater.
TMZ has also jumped back into the fray, posting an article with Punk's video. They also took to twitter, asking followers if they were on #teampunk or #teambreezy (Breezy being a nickname for Brown). You can click those links and check out what fans of both are saying.
For my take on the situation, obviously I'm biased, since I've been a huge CM Punk fan since 2004. But, that shouldn't matter. Because Chris Brown beat a woman. He didn't just hit a woman. He beat her so badly that you couldn't even recognize her. He beat her so badly that I'm not even going to post a link to the leaked police photo of Rihanna's face.
It's one thing for two people to start an argument over something. Somebody feels one way and somebody else feels differently. That's human nature. But, the fact that there are two sides to this is total bullshit.
Punk's argument is that Chris Brown isn't a man because of what he did and he has no respect for him. For Chris Brown to acknowledge it is horrible, because he's fanning the flames. TMZ wasn't going to report on just Punk's tweet. They reported on it when Brown and his fans responded.
For Brown to make fun of Punk's video is horrible. The video is Punk putting down Brown for beating a woman. And Chris Brown is laughing that off.
Chris Brown is a piece of shit. Plain and simple. Nothing else needs to be said on the subject.