I’m a fan of CM Punk. He’s good for the WWE, and he seems to do the right things on, and out of the ring. But if there is one thing I think needs to be corrected, and I think his “Go to Sleep” finisher has to be addressed.
You know, 10 years ago, finishing moves in the WWE used to be believable and more creative. But its almost as if the company has run out of ideas for wrestlers in terms of finishing moves. My colleague Jon Fisher even referenced in his article that Ric Flair gave The Miz his Figure-Four Leg Lock , and funny thing about that is, Fisher thinks that move is the worst of all time, and he may be right. But I think the Punk’s finisher would give the Figure-Four Leg Lock a run for its money.
The Go-To-Sleep finisher is when Punk puts an opponent over his shoulders, and drops them with his knee cap. I mean really? That’s it? If that is supposed to do so much damage, I wonder what Triple H, and his high knee is supposed to do? It certainly doesn’t have the impact of Punk’s Go- To Sleep finisher.
If the WWE wants to continue to let Punk use that finisher, it would look better in my opinion if they let Punk have a metal plate inside a knee brace, and you could actually believe the impact. Without it, it just doesn’t make any sense to me.
I don’t mean to single out Punk’s finisher, because there are other finishers that are just as terrible, if not worse. Rey Mysterio and his “619” is just as bad. Opponents hanging on the bottom rope, and just waiting for Mysterio is comedy, and painful to watch.
But Punk is among the elite wrestlers in the WWE right now, and I think a tweak to his finisher would be good for him in the long run.