WWE SummerSlam 2012: CM Punk Beats John Cena and Big Show and What It Means
Three opponents. Two winners. One stolen championship.
This is the WWE, after all.
It was truly anti-climactic and left us (or me at least) pissed at the way the ending was handled.
But when you have three wrestlers in the ring—and I will give the Big Show credit because he was the best in the ring Sunday night—there was little this match could have done to be better.
It should have been by CM Punk and John Cena in one-on-one to begin with.
Big Show dominated, John Cena set up the pinfall, CM Punk gets the win.
And in Los Angeles no less.
What this truly means is CM Punk will remain champion for another 28 days until Night of Champions. Both Cena and Big Show have claims to the WWE title with the way the new general manger, AJ, handled the situation. But I also don’t think we could have asked for more.
Do we see all three back in the ring in four weeks? What happens to Big Show? Does Cena finally get a spine and show some grit? Do others like Daniel Bryan and Kane jump back into the title picture?
What happens to The Miz since he is the Intercontinental champion?
All these questions are still left unanswered.
And we truly have not solved any problems pertaining to the WWE title other than CM Punk won and now he thinks he got the respect he deserved.
The WWE and other wrestling promotions have done the same thing like this over the years when they did not have a solution to their title problem. CM Punk has held the title over nine months. It is now 294 days since the strap has been around the waist of Cena. And it has been ages since Big Show has been WWE champion.
The WWE dropped the ball with this match. On a night where the card seemed to be pretty good and the matches were above average (a B-minus in my book), this match could have taken over and changed the direction of the last four months of the year. It failed.
But it also left the door open for more controversy and more questions to be asked with a few answers that fit perfectly.
It’s still a tangled web. And CM Punk and the WWE are still spinning a strong, powerful thread.
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