CM Punk Slams The Rock In New DVD, ECW Vol. 2 Confirmed, More

September 8, 2012 by Daniel Bee

In the new Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime WWE DVD documentary, CM Punk has some choice words about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson main-eventing despite not being active week to week. It’s noteworthy that WWE left these comments in, despite all other interviews with the likes of Chris Jericho, Triple H, and The Miz being pro-Rock throughout.

WWE The Rock vs CM Punk

On Rock/Cena rivalry: “I wish we could get more face to face stuff, you know, but I guess that’s kind of the dichotomy we’re stuck with. I also think that’s what makes it interesting.”

On Rock coming back and main eventing: “It’s been a frustrating year. Not just for me but a lot of other Superstars. The Rock waltzes in and he wrestles two days a year. Rock says this place is family, well, I hang out with my family as often as I can.”

In the documentary, Rock addresses the backstage heat he had with portions of the roster – “I strip away all the BS that can be fostered in the locker room with some of the guys. Strip away all that, because I don’t hear all that, it’s all noise, and it’s all bull**** to me.”

Click here to get hold of the Rock vs. Cena WWE DVD now.


Speaking of CM Punk, this week he tweeted the photo below, of finished DVD copies of CM Punk: Best in the World. Similarly, several WWE employees have been receiving their advance copies. Jim Ross had the following to say after watching his.

I have seen @CMPunk DVD…available in October…amazingly honest..compelling…made me happy to be a wrestling guy.

Watched the @CMPunk DVD and loved it. One of the best DVD’s that I’ve seen in years. If fans don’t buy it because Punk is now positioned as a villain on TV then they are naive and missing the boat.

WWE CM Punk Best in the World DVD

Click here to pre-order the CM Punk: Best in the World WWE DVD.

As of last word, the 2-hour CM Punk documentary taken from the DVD and Blu-ray will be screened at Portage theatre in Chicago on October 7th. However, Punk noted on Twitter that the date will likely be rescheduled soon.

Update: Thursday, October 4th at 7pm is the newly scheduled slot for the CM Punk DVD screening at Portage theater.


No Way Out 2012 is the latest to hit the UK and Europe, and it’s available on both DVD and Blu-ray formats. The Blu-ray edition contains 8 exclusive Raw and Smackdown segments which are not present on the DVD. In stock now at Silvervision.co.uk.

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Yesterday Joey Styles confirmed that ECW Unreleased Volume 2 is currently scheduled for release next year in the summer, thus confirming an earlier report by PWInsider.

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  1. Bill says:

    I’m guessing Rock won’t be hugging Punk anytime soon

  2. Geolink says:

    I’ve found it extremely odd that Amazon U.S. hasn’t put up the pre-order for Rock vs. Cena. I contacted them through their live chat and they said that the pre-order wasn’t available as of yet. I had enough of waiting and pre-ordered it through Best Buy. Best deal I’ve seen. It’s $19.99 with free shipping.

  3. yoshi says:

    not only UK get blu ray ppvs but also got classic tagged dvds i’m heart broken.

  4. Shane C. Montgomery says:

    I am glad Europe gets the WWE PPVs in Blu Ray, and I am also jealous that they are only released on standard DVD here in the States. What’s up with that? Very excited about the next ECW set coming out!

    • Dave says:

      I agree, but it seems as if WWE PPV Blu-rays are catching on in Europe with fans. Hate to say it but people in general can’t accept change in North America, especially with technology…most WWE fans here can’t even afford to buy the DVDs, so highly doubt they will shell out $5-$6 extra for the Blu-ray.

      I got myself a region free Blu-ray player few months back and haven’t looked back…just awesome! been importing WWE Blu-rays not available here from Amazon UK the last few months.

      Just received Elimination Chamber 2012 and Extreme Rules 2012 few days ago, both are just excellent quality with no difference in the PAL to NTSC conversion as HDMI is universal and the whole PAL to NTSC issues are non-existent with Blu-rays but still has some lag effect on DVDs. But it depends on the Blu-ray player that handles the conversion, some do it better than others.

      I have the Oppo BDP-93 with region free mod – DVDs are region free out of the box and you have to install a chip in the USB port to unlock region free Blu-ray. I also have majority of Tagged Classics, and they play great on the player and don’t notice any PAL to NTSC effect, it plays like normal NTSC dvds with no lag.

      Definitely suggest getting one if you have the cash…it opens endless possibilities of importing Blu-rays around the world not available in North America.

  5. Indyfan, I to was let down by the Clash set, 1st five matches and last 3 matches were good, the rest was filler. I have ordered from both RF and Highspots and it’s not bad, though I do live in the States, they just wait forever to ship. I personally would love a Crockett era NWA set, before Turner got ahold of it. No problem on the kind words, it’s nice to read comments from someone that posts about other wrestling other than WWE. As for people hating on Punk, I think he has successfully done what he is trying to do, be a heel. If people think he is overrated, they should watch his epic 5 star trilogy with Samoa Joe and feud with Raven. He has more 5 star matches than HBK, Triple H, Austin, and Rock combined, per The Wrestling Observer. Hell, he even got Cena a 5 star match. I would wager that you have a pretty good collection. Indyfan is the man and if you didn’t know… your ass better call somebody!

  6. Daniel Almeida says:

    Cm punk is garbage he is a disgrace to the wwe,i´m a loyal wwe fan since 1993 and i never ever saw a guy with such jealousy and bad attitude like cm punk,the rock is a legend,cm punk is nothing more than an overrated product of marketing!

    • yoshi says:

      i second that

    • no to the rock says:

      are you kidding me? The ROck is the most overrated thing in WWf/e history. everytime hes on tv he says the same 4 catchphrases over and over and over and over and over again. AND he had to be carried in the ring. ya the rock was entertaining at 1st when he developed that character but by the time 3 months went by it got OLD. and talk about the marinating? your sucking The Rocks dick, you know the wrestler that wwe TELLS you to like. goddamn you’re a pathetic zombie just like the majority of WWE fans. PLEASE kill yourself

  7. KirbbDogg says:

    There is one match I want to see on a best of WCW other then Benoit’s match’s. That’s the match’s that rick rude had with Ric flair at Fall Brawl and Hollween Havoc.

    • Dave says:

      I always thought Flair and Rude just didn’t click in the ring…both are great athletes no doubt but their match at Fall Brawl 93 was probably Flair’s worst match IMO which never got off the ground. Their match at Halloween Havoc was a little better but still not great.

      Both are capable of putting on great matches, but together just never took took off.

  8. There would be no attitude era without ECW. As far as them being a bunch of stuntmen…Jerry Lynn, Eddy Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Rhino, Dean Malenko, Rob Van Dam, Dudley Boyz, Taz, Rey Mysterio Jr, Too Cold Scorpio..yeah you’re right, they are a bunch of bleeders that couldn’t wrestle out of a paper bag. Half of those guys had huge success in WWE using the same gimmick they used in ECW. Sure ECW had guys like The Rottons, New Jack, Sandman who didn’t work, but so did WWE. I seem to remember a time on Raw where every match someone bleed or went through a table. It’s fine not to like ECW, and I love WWE, but not to acknowledge the contribution ECW made to pro wrestling is ridiculous.

    • indyfan says:

      Im all for it!! The more ECW dvds the better. I don’t want to go through RF video. I heard they are pains in the asses for shipping. and Highspots wants to charge me like 25.00 to ship to Canada.

      I also hope this un released collection has more Dudleys Boys matches as well. Maybe a few Candido vs Lynn matches. There is actually a lot of great matches that WWE hasn’t released from ECW. Dreamer vs Anderson Stairway to hell!!!

      I would also like another WCW collection but outside of what has been released, besides more Benoit matches and Rey when he was unmasked and Raven matches, there really isn’t all that much i want to see.

      And before anyone goes into a ” WWE won’t release Benoit matches because of _________” i know why and i understand why. But that is also why i don’t really want anymore WCW content. I actually found the Clash set a letdown.

      Oh yeah and Notorious, thanks for the kind words brotha!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Shane C. Montgomery says:

      ECW forced WCW and WWF into changing for the better. The same old squash matches were getting tired. Be glad for ECW, we have what we have in part due to them.

  9. nightmare says:

    I would rather see the Best OF WCW PPV’s through out the years it would be so much better release .I mean there is so much ECW dvds that are out now .

  10. Steven says:

    Earlier Joey Styles said no to ECW 2 because 1 didn’t sell well guess we both were wrong. ECW was just glorified stuntmen, no substance or style like DX, nWo, Austin, Rock, or Y2J.

    • what Steven said is retarded says:

      or you could stop riding WWEs cock.

      • Steven says:

        Just my opinion brother, I’m entitled to give it but I don’t give a shit if you like it or not just how I feel about but Elektra was sexy as hell in ECW. Been a WWE fan since 1995, Attitude Era was the best time.

        • Stevens still a douche says:

          i like how the Attitude era comment was irrelevant, but ok.

          • Bill Jones says:

            Chris Jericho, Mick Foley, Eddie Gurrerro, Chris Beniot, and Dudley Boyz all achieved great success in WWE, they were known in ECW but not like WWE when they were big star’s especially Chris Jericho.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Punk jealous huh. Nope Punk loses title too Cena at NOC and gets it back in December loses it too Rock at Rumble and Cena and Rock face off again at Mania for the belt were Cena’s gets his win over him. Its obvious they’ll be doing a second match

  12. Brad Attitude says:

    Man, I’d like to see Best of WCW Clash of the Champions – Volume 2 instead.

    • pmdmf says:

      I’d like to see it too. Maybe they would get it right and put Steamboat-Flair 2 of 3 falls on there like it should have been on the first set.

      • Brad Attitude says:

        i dont think wwe added it on the first set because the match was on a few dvds previously and not to mention, it was an hour match and i’m sure wwe wanted to release more clash of champions matches never before seen on dvd … although steamboat vs flair 2 out of 3 falls is nice, i actually would like to see flair vs. bobby eaton 2 out of 3 falls for the world title instead.

  13. SRB says:

    Please dont tell me they are going to set up programs for wrestlers in the form of DVD releases now. Punk has bad things to say about Rockon DVD, so that sets up a match at the Royal Rumble? DVDs are the only place where we can get a break from the tv drama and watch what is advertised. I don’t want guys getting in the ring on Raw saying they heard what another guy said on DVD, now available at wweshop.com. Youll get a cheap plug and wasted dvd space, which are short enough as it is.

    • Mr Z says:

      Punk has been critical of the Rock’s rare appearances since Rock came back to host Wrestlemania 27, I’ve heard him say it in plenty of interviews. I don’t think this is going to be a new trend in DVDs, I think it’s simply how Punk feels.

  14. DrFever says:

    all wwe made ECW DVDs are now on Netflix. WOOHOO!!! Chumps pay for DVDs!

    • SRB says:

      Each time I find something worth watching on Netflix they take it off a few weeks later. Obviously if you buy the dvds you can watch them whenever/wherever. Trust me, it’s gonna suck when you sign into your Netflix account one day and the ECW DVD is no longer there, chump!

      • DrFever says:

        Then just watch something else. Why buy it right out of the gate when I can wait 4-8 weeks, see it on Netflix for no extra cost, and then just wait until it hits a sale price and save 50% – having missed nothing.

        It’s not like I don’t already have everything from ECW or all of The Clash of Champs already. Collections are nice on DVD don’t get me wrong. But no sense in over paying for something.

  15. @Indyfan you are one of the better commenters on here. Who wouldn’t want more Raven?! His shoot videos are just as good as his matches, as I’m sure you know. He made everyone he was in the ring with look like gold. WCW had no idea what they had with him and wouldn’t allow to go to the next level, brother. Keep posting. KENTA! Just because.

  16. ChadWWE says:

    Do I see a CM Punk/Rock match at Royal Rumble, I’d say yes and this is proof.

    • Vincenzzzzzo says:

      I see Cena taking the title from Punk at Night of Champions or Hell in a Cell, then Cena defends against Rock at Royal Rumble, loses to Rock (again) – setting up Rock vs Punk at WrestleMania 29 where CM Punk once again wins the WWE Championship.

      I want to see CM Punk vs Rock on the biggest stage there is. Punk taking the WWE title from The Rock at WM29 will launch Punk into another universe.

      • LP1 says:

        That’s one way to do it, but honestly I don’t see them having Rock lose at WrestleMania. Another way to set it up is have Punk remain Champion all the way until Mania. He beats Cena at Night Of Champions and then faces Rock at the Rumble. Punk(with Heyman in his corner) cheats and screws Rock out of a win. Then we get the rematch at Mania with Punk vs Rock and to make sure there’s no shenanigans like at the Rumble and to make sure Heyman stays in check you have Stone Cold Steve Austin as the guest referee. Rock wins the Title and it sets up Punk vs Austin down the line.

        I’ve seriously just gave that whole storyline way more thought than WWE probably already has. My head hurts. lol

  17. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    I hope there is plans for another WCW Nitro set next year, this time on Blu-ray. I’m guessing the ECW set sold well then, considering there’s plans this far in advance to make Volume 2.

    • Dave says:

      Agreed!, hope another Nitro set is released. But i also hope they expand by putting out Best of Bash at the Beach, Best of Halloween Havoc, etc…seeing as how chances of releasing full events will be slim to none, would be awesome to have these compilations, especially on Blu-ray.

      I already have most WCW ppvs on VHS from about the mid-80s to 2000 and transferred majority to DVD, but quality ranges from about 6-8/10, some are ppv recordings and others are the official home video releases.

      • Vincenzzzzzo says:

        I’m definitley interested in a Best of Halloween Havoc DVD. Very much.

      • Brad Attitude says:

        I’m down for another WCW Nitro dvd or bluray set. Hopefully they’ll add another DDP moment where he dressed up as La Parka to beat Randy Savage. One Nitro moment I will never forget.

        I would also love to see a Best of Bash at the Beach or Halloween Havoc. This would be my match listing for a Best of WCW Halloween Havoc 😉

        ■Thunderdome Match: Ric Flair and Sting vs. Terry Funk and The Great Muta (Halloween Havoc 1989)
        ■NWA United States Championship: Lex Luger vs. Brian Pillman (Halloween Havoc 1989)
        ■Tommy Rich and Ricky Morton vs. Midnight Express (Halloween Havoc 1990)
        ■WCW Light-Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final: Brian Pillman vs. Richard Morton (Halloween Havoc 1991)
        ■Tom Zenk, Johnny Gunn and Shane Douglas vs. Arn Anderson, Michael “PS” Hayes and Bobby Eaton (Halloween Havoc 1992)
        ■WCW United States Championship: Big Van Vader vs. Nikita Koloff (Halloween Havoc 1992)
        ■Paul Orndorff vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat (Halloween Havoc 1993)
        ■Texas Death Match: Vader vs. Cactus Jack (Halloween Havoc 1993)
        ■Steel Cage Career Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair (Halloween Havoc 1994)
        ■Mr. JL vs. Sabu (Halloween Havoc 1995)
        ■Ric Flair and Sting vs. Brian Pillman and Arn Anderson (Halloween Havoc 1995)
        ■Chris Jericho vs. Syxx (Halloween Havoc 1996)
        ■WCW World Tag Team Championship: Harlem Heat vs. The Outsiders (Halloween Havoc 1996)
        ■WCW Cruiserweight Championship vs. Mask Match: Eddy Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. (Halloween Havoc 1997)
        ■Steel Cage Match: Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Hollywood Hogan (Halloween Havoc 1997)
        ■WCW United States Championship: Bret Hart vs. Sting (Halloween Havoc 1998)
        ■World Heavyweight Championship: Goldberg vs. Diamond Dallas Page (Halloween Havoc 1998)
        ■Eddie Guerrero vs. Perry Saturn (Halloween Havoc 1999)
        ■Strap Match: Ric Flair vs. Diamond Dallas Page (Halloween Havoc 1999)
        ■World Heavyweight Championship: Booker T. vs. Scott Steiner (Halloween Havoc 2000)

        Blu-ray Exclusives:
        ■Doom vs. The Steiner Brothers (Halloween Havoc 1989)
        ■Dustin Rhodes vs. Arn Anderson (Halloween Havoc 1994)
        ■World Heavyweight Championship: Hollywood Hogan vs. Macho Man Randy Savage (Halloween Havoc 1996)

        • Dave says:

          Nice listing…one match I would include that is a MUST on the set is Randy Savage vs DDP – Las Vegas Sudden Death Match from 1997…awesome match and IMO their best match together.

          Everything else is spot on.

        • SRB says:

          ■Thunderdome Match: Ric Flair and Sting vs. Terry Funk and The Great Muta (Halloween Havoc 1989)

          Anything with Muta is pure gold. Good pick.

  18. indyfan says:

    Awesome another ECW dvd!! I hope they include more Raven matches. I also want Taz vs Bubba Ray!!!

  19. that hand looks like mine im certain 😛

  20. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    I really cannot wait for Punk’s DVD to come out. It will be very interesting to say the least. Ever since he dropped the “pipe bomb” last year, his character really has grown to the main event level. And I am very interested to see where his partnership with Paul Heyman goes. Big things ahead for Punk I think.

    I still don’t understand where the locker room hate for the Rock came from. Rock not only grew up in the industry, with two of his family members top players, but Rock also paid his dues. More so, I might add, than most of the WWE Superstars today have. They forget that Rock worked house shows every night, and was on the road years at a time…. just like them. Yes, Rock is a movie star, but he’s a WWE Superstar at his core. Some of the wrestlers in the locker room WISH they could get over with the fans the way Rock has.

    Lol, and one last thing. Soon. Soon the US will have ALL pay-per-views available on Blu-ray too. I can feel it. 🙂

  21. Dave says:

    Need that CM Punk DVD like now! But 1st.. SummerSlam on Tues 😉

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