CM Punk's verbal pipe bomb on Tim Tebow during a recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon didn't appear to be scripted like the epic trash-talking made famous in wrestling promos by former WWF standouts The Ultimate Warrior or "The Macho Man" Randy Savage.
Unlike the scripted verbal jabs taken against opponents in pre-fight wrestling ads, CM Punk's knock on Tebow seemed to be completely spontaneous, off-the-cuff and particularly vicious.
During the appearance, CM Punk asked Fallon to do 'snow angels' with him on the production floor. Fallon obliged, and Punk told him "I don't have to explain this to you," referring to the act of using your body to make snow angels.
"I know you're a Tebow fan," CM Punk said to Fallon, as the duo prepared to make their snow angels. "This is kind of like 'Tebowing.' Except, unlike Tebow, I actually am a champion."
I'm not sure if Punk was just trying to get a cheap laugh from the audience, but I was deeply offended by his comments because they were uncalled for and inaccurate. Punk didn't appear to be "in character" during his appearance on the show, as he played it straight for the most part.
If he knew anything about the 24-year-old New York Jets standout, he would know that Tebow is, in fact, a champion.
Tebow may not have won any Super Bowls during his short time in the NFL, but his college career included numerous awards, accolades and championships.
Tebow won the BCS National Championship twice, and also earned an SEC Championship in 2006 and 2008.
He also won the Heisman Trophy and was named a first-team All-American in 2007 and 2008.
Punk, on the other hand, is a seven-time champion, but he competes in a sport that is completely scripted. It was wrong for Punk to compare WWE championships to NFL titles because in his sport, winners and losers are determined months in advance.
Being a professional wrestler is a tough job, but it's more like being an actor than an athlete. Punk knows ahead of time when he will win and lose a belt, so it's the complete opposite of having to compete for a Super Bowl.
Perhaps Punk was just having a good laugh by "trolling" and doesn't actually have any hard feelings towards Tebow, but he could have taken a verbal jab against a different target.
Tebow is an excellent role model for young kids and he didn't deserve to be taken a swipe at for no good reason.
Eric Holden is a lifelong New York Jets fan. Follow him on Twitter @ericholden.