The Big Show predictably interfered in John Cena and CM Punk’s WWE title match. The Rock decided he would come out and take the Big Show out but he did not count on CM Punk taking him out first.
One clothesline later, CM Punk turned heel and turned his back on the WWE Universe.
Some fans embrace this move but I am not one of them. I understand that Punk became stagnant over the last few months but does that mean he needed to go heel? Under that argument we could rehash the whole “Cena needs to turn heel” debate.
The WWE just destroyed the only alternative wrestler fans had to John Cena. If you think Punk can go far as a heel champion, guess again. The only heel to even sniff the WWE title since May of 2011 has been Alberto Del Rio, and his two reigns combined for less than 90 days of the last 470.
It is obvious to me that the WWE wants the fans to rally around John Cena, again, and we will be seeing Cena vs. The Rock part two at the Royal Rumble. The only difference this time is that John Cena will win.
We obviously have to wait and see, but I do not see this as CM Punk being the “anti hero.” Some are even comparing Punk to Steve Austin. Austin would have nailed the Big Show and tried to win the match himself.
I think this is a big mistake to turn Punk heel.
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