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WWE: Is CM Punk Being Made to Look Too Weak Against Chris Jericho?

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Sammy SucuSenior Analyst IDecember 4, 2016

Although CM Punk won his match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 28, Jericho has made Punk look weaker than anyone has ever seen. 

When those promos would air on Monday Night Raw prior to Jericho's return, people were wondering what those promos meant. Many people speculated that those promos were for the Undertaker or Jericho. 

When Y2J showed up after the last promo aired, everyone wondered what he was going to say and how he was going to say it.

He said nothing. 

Jericho ended up playing mind games with the fans and those games eventually transferred over to Punk. Both Y2J and the straight-edge superstar were trolling each other back and forth. The games continued until Jericho invoked Punk's family. 

Y2J would continue to pick at every single member of Punk's family to the point where Punk would not be able to be himself.

He did not cut the same promos, he did not walk with the same swagger, he couldn't even answer back to Jericho properly. Jericho completely embarrassed Punk in front of the world by spilling whiskey and dumping beer all over him. He was inside Punk's mind like a tumor and he has not moved at all. 

Punk may have won his match and kept the title at WrestleMania 28, but Jericho clearly won the mind games. 

Even though Punk won the match and kept the title around his waist, he has looked way too weak. What happened to the guy that was the "voice of the voiceless"? The guy who never cared about what anyone said about him is now falling to his knees every time another man talks about his family. 

This is not the way the "best in the world" and one of the top faces of the company should be like. 

Punk has looked so weak that even the man that everyone wants him to wrestle, Stone Cold Steve Austin, has noticed. 

PWInsider.com reported that Austin told the UK Sun that Punk may not the guy for him because of Punk's "lack of intensity."

On Punk, Austin commented, "Maybe Punk’s not the guy to go against. He needs to pick up his intensity. We’ll have to see what I do, I’m happy now doing what I am. In a perfect world, where I could step back into the ring for one last match I would be willing to have that discussion with management.

"I do miss the business and working a live crowd, going out there and wrestling your hearts out. I’m still in contact with a few of the guys. I speak to Kevin Nash the most, Nash and I talk about once a week. I also keep in contact with Jericho, Punk and Cena, but not as often. I’m not a big phone or email guy and they are always on the road or doing their thing."

Austin would not have said that about Punk if it were earlier in the summer. However, ever since Jericho came back to the WWE, Punk lost his swagger. 

When the young kid in the promos said "he is coming back to take what is rightfully his," he didn't mean the WWE championship belt, he meant Punk's spot as the most controversial man in the WWE.

Jericho didn't like how Punk said whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. He also didn't like how Punk took the name of "best in the world" from him either.

Even though Y2J lost the match, he definitely beat him in every other way. Now that Punk looks weaker than ever he has to make sure to come back with a bang and make Jericho look like a lesser of a man at Extreme Rules, because if he doesn't, those mind games might really set him over. 

 

Sammy Sucu is a Featured Columnist for the WWE. Sammy also writes for the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Lakers. You can follow him on Twitter.

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