5 Reasons Why the CM Punk/Chris Jericho Feud Is Going to Be Great
All it took was one Codebreaker from Chris Jericho to CM Punk to set the wheels in motion for what could be one of the most entertaining and anticipated feuds in recent memory.
This program has been rumored for a very long time, and the fans' hopes seemed to finally begin to come to fruition Monday night.
We will get to see who really is the best in the world soon enough, but it is sure to be one heck of a ride getting to that point.
Both of these superstars have it all and if WWE is smart, they will make sure it is showcased week in and week out leading up to the match.
Here are five reasons why this feud will be one we hopefully will not soon forget.
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Needless to say, these are two of the best talkers in the business today.
Between CM Punk's pipe bombs and the unpredictability of Chris Jericho, there are sure to be some memorable moments from these two on the microphone.
For WWE, this part of the feud is essential.
To use an old wrestling adage: "You have to talk the people into the building."
The key to a good feud is not only good wrestling, but it is selling tickets, and good talkers generally sell tickets.
Both Punk and Jericho are more than capable of that.
Their promos will progress the story from the week to week without them even having to touch each other, all the while keeping us, the viewing audience, entertained.
Plus, they shouldn't touch each other much more than what Jericho did Monday.
Make CM Punk wait until Elimination Chamber or WrestleMania for him to get his hands on Jericho to generate heat for the match.
As Al Snow always says, "Heat sells tickets."
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CM Punk commonly refers to himself as the "best in the world."
He even has a shirt that expresses that same sentiment.
But CM Punk is not the first to lay claim to this.
During Chris Jericho's latest run as a heel, he too referred to himself as "the best in the world at what I do."
Obviously, this is going to have to be settled one way or another. The best part about it is that both of these men are legitimately two of the best in the world in the ring and on the microphone.
On top of that, we can not forget Jericho's ominous promos before he made his return at the beginning of the month.
There's more to that story as well, including finding out who exactly the woman is in the videos.
There is a lot more to be explained between the two, which will add to the entertainment of this feud as it continues.
They Haven't Faced Each Other Often
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Outside of a brief feud over the World Heavyweight Championship back in 2008, the two have not met in many high-profile matches during the last couple of years.
They have somehow gone their separate paths since then.
Now we have them in this feud when CM Punk is at his hottest and there is a world of intrigue surrounding Chris Jericho.
The fact that they have not had a program of this magnitude will give the WWE fans (or universe) a breath of fresh air and a relatively new rivalry to get excited about.
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A big part of the excitement for this feud is because all of us fans are almost guaranteed a great match between the two.
Like I said earlier, both of these men can legitimately state claim to being the best in the world because they can talk and they can also get it done in the ring.
CM Punk has the in-ring ability to put on a good match by himself, but paired up with Jericho, a guy who who has a good work rate and can tell a great story, the match instantly becomes a classic.
Both of these guys are athletic, smooth in the ring and both are masters of ring psychology.
If given the proper amount of time, these two could put on a match that could be an early match of the year candidate.
It Will Take Place at WrestleMania
WrestleMania is where classic matches are supposed to happen.
Unfortunately for these two, they will not be in the main event, as it has already been slated for John Cena and The Rock.
But what better way to steal the show than in this match at what will probably turn out to be one of the biggest and most talk-about WrestleManias ever?
As Jericho said on his latest DVD, he dreamed of not only being at WrestleMania, but stealing the show.
He accomplished this at WrestleMania XIX with Shawn Michaels, but he could do it again this year.
With all of the possibilities leading up to the match itself, what better place to settle it all than at the biggest show of the year?