WWE Night of Champions 2012: What Is Next for CM Punk and Paul Heyman?

David LevinSenior Writer IISeptember 17, 2012


He stood there the entire time and did not say a word or move a muscle. His only expression of the night was when John Cena brought the fight with CM Punk to the floor.

But the man who is associated with the “Voice of Voiceless” was fairly silent for most of the night.

He did not need to say much as his associate did most of the talking for him.

Sunday night, Paul Heyman witnessed what we witnessed: Greatness.

In what can only be described as one of the better matches in a PPV this year, CM Punk “won” his match with Cena by walking out of Boston holding the WWE title.

And with the “draw” (seems like 31-31 all over again between Florida and Florida State), Punk stood over a fallen Cena claiming respect.

Tonight’s match had more to do with what happens moving forward than what happens in the moment.

Living in the moment does nothing for the WWE right now. And having a stagnant CM Punk and Paul Heyman would only defeat the purpose of the two joining forces.

What happens now is truly anyone’s guess.

But judging by what the WWE drew up on the chalkboard between two men who seem to sell for each other better than most. (Remember, it was John Cena who stated last summer that Punk was the only man in the WWE worthy of being in the ring with him.)

Now, we plan for six weeks out with Hell in a Cell.

The WWE would be foolish to allow this feud to fall apart like it did last year with Alberto Del Rio cashing in his MITB contract and some guy named Nash coming into the ring and ruining the party.

For some reason, I don’t think that happens again this year.

Right now, this might be a good time for Heyman to look to others to add to his “Alliance” like Big Show or Damien Sandow, or even Dolph Ziggler. That is how you build dynasties in the WWE. And that is how Heyman and Punk continue to prove they are the best at what they do.

It has been over 300 days since Punk captured the WWE title, which is one of the longest tenures in history. How long he remains on top of the mountain really depends on how his relationship with Heyman is defined. Both like to talk, both seem to claim disrespect. And both want gold in their arsenal.

Heyman is a mastermind. Punk is a great antagonist. That makes for a great relationship. That makes for an interesting fall season.

And that also proves that the Punk/Cena matchup isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Realistically, who is there to challenge the current champion?

And until they can find a worthy challenger, we will bask in the glory of what we saw Sunday night and hope there is more where that came from.

Maybe a silent Heyman is even more powerful to the WWE than one who cannot shut up.

After all, Punk can do the talking in and out of the ring.