John Cena vs. CM Punk III at SummerSlam 2012 Would Breathe New Life into WWE

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: WWE Superstar John Cena throws the ceremonial first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they play the Chicago Cubs on August 20, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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According to WrestleZone, WWE champion CM Punk and John Cena will begin a title program that will see Cena stay around the title until 2013. While many fans will cry that this is the same old story, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Cena and Punk will save the WWE from the land of mediocrity it’s heading towards.

With fans growing tired of Punk’s face attitude and Cena’s complete lack of direction, allowing the duo to feud again like they did this time last year would be ensuring both men stay fresh.

The company is just going back to what works; let a face, Cena, square off against a heel, Punk, and the world will be happy again.

All of the following reasons are why the WWE Universe should fall in love with this idea.


Bring Back the Heel CM Punk

While there is no doubt that CM Punk is still one of the most interesting stars in the WWE, even the biggest Punk fans have to admit that he is less appealing as a face.

The straight-edge superstar has lost his edge.

With no wrestler in the world being a bigger face than John Cena, the WWE would be smart to allow Punk to dance that fine line between face and heel while he feuds with the face of the company.

Just like Stone Cold did for all the years he was creating havoc.

Punk as a heel or as the anti-hero face would allow him to drop more of his patented pipe bombs while not fearing the repercussions of his actions on his face persona. Let Cena cater to the kids; Punk will handle the smart wrestling fans.


Turn John Cena Back into the Controversial Superstar

What made the whole John Cena vs. The Rock match so great at WrestleMania 28 was the fact that there was a serious divide among the people in the crowd. Cena truly was a controversial star that had people on the edge of their seats.

Just a few months later, the WWE Universe couldn’t care less about the company’s main events featuring Cena. The last two PPVs with Big Show and John Laurinaitis are the quintessential example of what the fans don’t want from Cena.

If the company proceeds with this feud between Cena and Punk, there is no question that the boo-birds will come out in force to support Punk and shun Cena.

That would get the wrestling world talking about how Cena is controversial again.

If the WWE is going to force the face of its company on the fans, I'd rather have Cena getting beat by a star like Punk instead of feuding with a meaningless star like Big Show or Johnny Ace.


Other Stars Sure to Get The Main-Event Rub

With Punk and Cena being the undoubted biggest feud in the company, the WWE will do its best to get the proper superstars the main-event rub from this battle.

Not only will the fans get a title match between Punk and Cena, I wouldn’t be surprised if Daniel Bryan and A.J. got involved too. That’s an added layer that wasn’t there last summer.

The success of the current WWE title storyline should prove to the company that A.J. and Bryan are serious additions to the title picture. The intrigue that surrounds the love story currently running could easily be picked up by Cena as well.

If these rumors do indeed come to fruition, the IWC needs to realize that this is a very good thing. I know they won't…


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