Since he attacked The Rock last week at the 1,000th episode of Raw, CM Punk has wisely stayed off of Twitter and kept his interesting actions a mystery.
Did CM Punk really turn heel? Did he turn his back on the WWE Universe? What's his problem? Does he plan to give birth to NWO vol. 2?
All of those questions will hopefully be answered tonight on Raw.
As for what the answers to those questions will be, your guess is as good as mine, but if I were to predict what fans will learn tonight, I would predict the following:
1. CM Punk did not turn heel by attacking The Rock. Punk was just being Punk.
Contrary to what many fans believe, I do not think CM Punk turned heel by attacking The Rock. CM Punk has been critical of The Rock in the past, so his actions are not as shocking as they seem. For instance, in his June 27, 2011 promo, CM Punk called The Rock an "a** kisser" and said that The Rock main eventing WrestleMania XXVIII made him "sick."
Back in November 2011, CM Punk told New York Daily News that The Rock is "very bourgeois Hollywood" and that his presence "doesn't help the morale" of the locker room. Then, in March 2012, CM Punk told the Chicago Tribune that "heaping credit on The Rock for ratings, buy-rates" offends him.
Former announcer Joey Styles recently wrote (in a WWE.com article) that "Punk was just being Punk" when he attacked The Rock. At the moment, I agree. CM Punk is probably upset about The Rock getting a WWE title shot at the Royal Rumble without having to earn it.
Did CM Punk turn heel last week?
2. CM Punk did not turn his back on the WWE Universe.
As Raw went off the air last week, announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler wondered whether CM Punk had turned his back on the WWE Universe.
I wondered the same thing, but I currently believe that CM Punk did not turn his back on the WWE Universe. Until Punk directly insults the fans, who's to say he has turned his back on them?
I predict that tonight on Raw, CM Punk will tell the fans that they can cheer him if they want to cheer him and boo him if they want to boo him. They are free to continue supporting him or free to withdraw their support. He appreciates their support, but he won't let their support stop him from doing what he wants to do or saying what he wants to say.
Saying something like this allows Punk to please all types of fans: Heel fans, baby face fans, tweener fans, you name it—which will help Punk sell his upcoming DVD, as well as the upcoming WWE '13 video game.
Ultimately, the question of whether or not CM Punk turned heel last week is open to debate...until CM Punk hopefully breaks his silence tonight on Raw.
What do you think? Did CM Punk really turn heel by attacking The Rock? Did he turn his back on the WWE Universe? What will he say (or do) tonight on Raw?
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