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Hogan has always only been in business for himself but it's a cutthroat business so it's hard to fault a guy for being selfish. If you don't look out for yourself who else will? It seems like you almost have to stab someone in the back to get to the top in WWE.
I think it's a completely false dichotomy that you can't be in the business for yourself and help the overall business at the same time. Wrestlers are, quite literally, independent contractors with no unions, health coverage, or pension plans. The whole objective as a wrestler is to make as much money for yourself before you get out without completely ruining your life. Very few manage to do this successfully, so I commend Hogan for doing it, even if I personally think he sucks.
Val Venis is a wealthy guy and he was a midcarder at best for his entire run.
Nothing against Val Venis, but Hogan made other people a hell of a lot more money than Val Venis every did.
Which gets back to my original point. You can be self-serving and still benefit others at the same time. If Punk was so concerned about "the business" he should divert his energy towards worker's rights for his fellow wrestlers. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of hot ait.
BF51 is right. Wrestlers have to look out for themselves as the promoters certainly don't. Punk is just towing the company line. He's not going to talk about how wrestlers don't have a union or health insurance. Bret Hart said it best when he said the janitors cleaning up the arena after the show have more benefits from their employer.