WWE implemented a few cinematic matches to their programming in recent weeks. This was a direction they went with zero fans available. CM Punk enjoys the idea, but he also had a warning.
While speaking on WWE Backstage, CM Punk was asked about the cinematic matches at WrestleMania. When given a choice between the Boneyard Match or Firefly Fun House match it didn’t take long at all for him to pick a favorite.
The Second City Savior went into the Boneyard Match a little bit as well. He stated that the sound effects were forgivable, but he also warned that WWE doesn’t want to go back to this concept too often.
“It’s good and it’s bad. If I had to pick which one is my favorite Boneyard runs away with it because you’ve got a strong character like The Undertaker. This guy gets away with — this guy shoots lightning out of his hands, you know. He has the currency with the fans where he can get away with doing some hokey stuff.”
“The sound effects with strikes and stuff, I can forgive that. If you do that with guys who don’t have currency with fans I think it exposes guys, it hurts them more than it helps them. In certain situations, big thumbs up. In other situations, I think don’t beat it into the ground and save it so it’s special.”
We will have to see how long it takes for WWE to book another cinematic match. It is a cool idea when used properly, but it doesn’t need to become the regular way that WWE television is presented.
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