Friday, July 20, 2012

CM Punk DVD cover released

CM Punk: Best in the World will be released October 9. A 3-disk set, disk 1 will be a documentary profile of Punk's life and career. Disks 2 and 3 will have matches from his WWE career, starting in their developemental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, through ECW, Raw and Smackdown. The match listing is below:

Disk 2:

Finals Match in the OVW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Brent Albright vs. CM Punk
Ohio Valley Wrestling ... March 1, 2006

CM Punk vs. Justin Credible
ECW ... August 1, 2006

ECW Championship Last Chance Match
CM Punk vs. John Morrison
ECW ... September 4, 2007

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Chris Jericho vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. John Morrison vs. Carlito vs. CM Punk vs. MVP vs. Mr. Kennedy
WrestleMania XXIV ... March 30, 2008

World Tag Team Championship Match
CM Punk & Kofi Kingston vs. Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase
RAW .. October 27, 2008

No Disqualification Match for the Intercontinental Championship
CM Punk vs. William Regal
RAW ... January 19, 2009

Disk 3:

Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk
SummerSlam ... August 23, 2009

Rey Mysterio Joins the SES vs. CM Punk’s Hair
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
Over the Limit ... May 23, 2010

WWE Championship Match
John Cena vs. CM Punk
Money in the Bank ... July 17, 2011

WWE Championship Match
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
WrestleMania XXVIII ... April 1, 2012

WWE Championship Match
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan
Over the Limit ... May 20, 2012

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Punk tweeted the other day about the DVD: "Just had an advanced screening of my DVD for a select few family members. So proud of it. Working on a lot of cool things for its release."

Marty DeRosa, a friend of Punk's, tweeted the following: "Lucky enough to see the upcoming @CMPunk DVD. It's the Dark Knight of @WWE DVD's. I was blown away and then laughed my ass off at the end."

I've heard good advance word on the set. Reportedly, CM Punk had a lot of input into the DVD, as he didn't want to release a half-assed retrospective of his career. He had a lot of input on what kind of music played, what was mentioned (i.e., Ring of Honor) and who was allowed to speak (i.e., Colt Cabana). And it was confirmed that Paul Heyman (of "I'm a 'Paul Heyman Guy'" fame) joined Punk to provide some bonus commentary on a select few matches on the set.

So, I'm very much looking forward to this set.

The only thing that looks odd on the cover is apparently WWE has photoshopped out the word "DRUG" that Punk has tattooed on his right knuckles. If you put his hands together, his knuckles spell out "DRUG FREE."

Hopefully they put that back in. That's an example of extreme political correctness, and one that I feel isn't really needed. I doubt anybody would get offended at the word "drug," especially after they study the picture for a minute and see that it's actually a positive message being reinforced.

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