Vince McMahon Compares CM Punk To The Warlord, ECW Rating Takes A Tumble

— In a recent interview with WWE Magazine, Vince McMahon gave his thoughts on what defines today’s WWE Superstars. Using the massive Warlord as an example, McMahon says bigger is not necessarily better in today’s WWE. Here’s an excerpt:

Question: What defines today’s top Superstars?

Vince McMahon: It’s everything that people don’t see. It’s easy to say from a visual standpoint that bigger is better in reference to past eras of WWE. But take The Warlord, for example. He was enormous — one of the most visually impressive Superstars we’ve had — but he couldn’t sell five tickets. He had no charisma, no “gift of gab,” which is what really sets apart today’s Superstars, even if they may not be as physically intimidating. Someone like CM Punk, even though he’s a good-looking guy, isn’t built like that. He probably weighs less than I do. But today’s fans are drawn to his confidence and charisma. Those are the things a Superstar exudes, and they translate though the television set.

— The rating for this week’s edition of ECW was down almost 20 percent from last week’s show, which drew a 1.19. This week’s show scored a 1.0 rating (rounded up from 0.97). (source:

— WWE was ranked No. 2 on’s “Popular Searches” chart, behind Britney Spears. Also, Al Sharpton was ranked No. 5.

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