CM Punk vs John Cena vs Big Show: Why Show Win at SummerSlam Isn't Crazy

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 16, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Big Show is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Everyone's money and mind is on either CM Punk or John Cena walking away from SummerSlam as WWE champion. But that is part of the reason the Big Show may pull the upset.

WWE creative likes to try and throw a curveball from time to time, but because of this little thing called the internet, that has become increasingly difficult.

Putting the strap on the Big Show would definitely qualify as a curveball. According to the poll in this article, most expect CM Punk to retain the title. But if Cena won, his fans would rejoice and the haters would continue to hate him.

But what happens if the Show wins the WWE title?

Many probably haven't even given that a thought; in my opinion, that's the beauty of making that a reality.

I don't believe Cena will win, and this is mainly because Punk needs to have the title around his waist when the Royal Rumble comes around in January. 

He is set to take on the Rock, and the stakes need to be high for that one.

I don't see the WWE insulting Cena with a relatively short title run. Punk has to have the championship, and it would be better if he had it for an extended period of time. When he faces the Rock, Cena's reign would be all of 60 days.

That doesn't seem practical.

Punk could always retain the championship, but that would be predictable. If the WWE wants to create some intrigue, this should be the Big Show's night.

Taking the belt off of Big Show in a couple months wouldn't be as big of a deal. He'll still be put over, and Punk could reestablish himself as the best in the world.

The Big Show has been in the WWE since 1999, but he's only held the WWE title twice. I'd say he deserves a run—even if it is a short one.



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