By Scott Keith on 31st May 2022
Back in the 90s, Vince and Bischoff became two of the most hated on- screen characters in the history of wrestling. They truly were great a-holes. It's even more impressive when you look at their up-bringing. Bischoff didn't come from money, he grew up in a rough part of Detroit. Vince's childhood is much more documented. He grew up in a trailer with him and his mother being mentally and physically abused by his stepfather. And these guys from humble beginnings managed to become the most hated on-screen character of their respective companies.
Tony Khan, on the other hand, has a HUGE head start to becoming the most hated on-screen character if he wants that sort of thing. I mean that in a good way. If his post-PPV press conference performance is any indication, are we seeing the seeds being planted of him going all out asshole mode? The spoiled rich kid who thinks everything he does and has is great. The complete spazz that can't take a shred of criticism and overreacts to everything. The guy that with such a delicate, fragile ego that even the smallest little tweak sets him off. In this struggling economy with gas at $5 a gallon, people could be clamoring to hate someone who never had to worry about anything like that.
I'm certainly not suggesting a weekly on-screen authority figure (because Lord knows that's been done to death) but it could be very interesting having a douchebag heel Punk cozy with a-hole boss TK on screen. It could be some of the most fresh, interesting stuff Punk has done in his career. That could certainly be a “Summer of Punk” indeed.
Do you know how many countries would KILL for gas that cheap?!? The US still has some of the cheapest gas in the world. Ours is $2/L in Saskatchewan right now which is WAY more than that when converted.