WWE: CM Punk, Chris Jericho Should Not Touch Each Other Until WrestleMania

Vaughn JohnsonCorrespondent IIFebruary 7, 2012

CM Punk and Chris Jericho can, and I believe will, be the hottest feud heading into WrestleMania, even hotter than John Cena and The Rock.

There's one problem for me, however, and that is the fact that they will have had at least two matches together before then.

Last week, WWE announced that CM Punk will be defending the WWE title at Elimination Chamber against Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, The Miz and Chris Jericho.

Then, this past week on Raw, they were in the ring together for a six-pack challenge.

I know it's too late to change either one of those developments, but I had hoped that they wouldn't lay a finger on each other until WrestleMania aside from the obligatory sneak attack possibly.

I had hoped that the WWE would let these two great talkers build the feud through promos.

But for them to be in the ring together at least twice and actually having contact I believe is the wrong way to go.

Both Punk and Jericho can work magic on the microphone and do not need to be in official matches with each other to get people excited and wanting to buy the pay-per-view for the match. They could just talk.

Anyone who works in wrestling believes in the old adage of "talking people into the building."

All of the great stars of the last 40 years had the ability to just that.

Punk and Jericho are definitely capable of doing the same thing. I realize that these two encounters they've had have not been in a one-on-one match, but I don't think they should even be in tag matches, Elimination Chambers, six-pack challenges or anything.

By them not touching each other, you make the time that they actually do mean even more.

All of the great feuds from back in the day had highly-anticipated matches because the stars rarely touched before that match.

Now, I also realize that there wasn't as many pay-per-views and it wasn't an A.D.D. type of attention span from the audience back then. The WWE could take their time and let things build slowly.

But since the show is less than two months away, WWE, Punk and Jericho could find creative ways to keep the feud fresh and interesting without them touching each other.

Either way, I believe the feud and the match is going to be great. But I believe that it could be even better if the WWE made a few adjustments to how they seem they're going to let this play out.