The difference between the recent promos and Punk's promo is the fact that what Punk said was everything we were saying; but recent promos are more focused on building up matches rather than changing the perception like the promo did in June 2011. In my opinion focusing on how wrestling is entertainment and that they are playing a character rather it being really them on the television screen.
Most if not all fans who watch pro-wrestling don't have to be told that the action they are seeing in the ring is nothing more then entertainment. Continuing to point out that fact though is downplaying the fact that the talent actually do get hurt in the ring smacking their bodies on the mat. Overall there is a way that you can up the intensity in a feud without burying the profession that you make a living in. Basically what I am saying that wrestling is at it's best when it's easy to suspend your disbelief, but when you get smacked in the face over and over about the entertainment value of wrestling. I for one love the talent being given more freedom and ability to control there promos like the talent should be able to do.