I am personally a big fan of CM Punk and can't wait for his title match against Daniel Bryan. I am also a fan of all his work leading up to and during his title reign.
What I'm not totally pleased with is the WWE's insistence on having the WWE title be of lesser importance than whatever feud John Cena is a part of. Whether it is on Punk or anyone else, the strap should be the leading light.
While I can appreciate that the feud with The Rock was a year in the making and of epic proportions, the WWE could just as easily have had Lesnar go after the title first and Cena second. I understand that Cena currently brings in better ratings than Punk, or anyone else for that matter, but eventually the WWE will need to depend on other stars to carry the load.
I thought we might get to see what they would do without Cena following Extreme Rules, due to his injury, whether it was legitimate or otherwise. It wasn't to be, though, as once again, Cena closed out the show.
So what was more important that seeing the WWE champion square off against the new number one contender and the realization that so many of us will get to see the feud we've been begging for?
The announcement of who John Cena will face at Over the Limit.
While this segment turned out to be quite the curve ball and will no doubt spark plenty of debate, it was still what the WWE booked in to the most important time slot Raw has to offer.
I know the WWE has held auditions for Punk and other stars in this slot, to little or no success. The thing is, though, they will one day soon have to offer another star the tools, story line and feud to truly make a play for this slot. When they do, it should absolutely include the WWE title.
Until that day comes, though, the WWE are quite clear on what they consider the most important angle within the company. While this has merit, I hope they restore the importance of the title in the very near future.
What we are supposed to think: John Cena's story line is of more importance than the WWE title.