January 4, 1999 effectively signaled the beginning of the end of the "Monday Night Wars" between WCW and the WWE, when Kevin Nash fell to the canvas as if he had been shot after an innocent looking finger to the chest and Hollywood Hulk Hogan became the new WCW Champion.
At the time, the Fingerpoke of Doom was viewed as an egregious middle-finger to the fans, and was something never to be forgiven, nor forgotten.
But it begs the question as to if indeed the Fingerpoke of Doom is an idea so ill-conceived in nature that it couldn't work, if executed correctly.
Everything has it's time and place, and in the case of the feud between current WWE Champion CM Punk and the most polarizing man in the WWE, John Cena—now—more than ever, is the perfect time to execute the move.
Fans have been begging for a Cena heel turn for quite some time now, and the Fingerpoke of Doom could not only execute that in one stroke, it could turn the WWE upside and provide a fresh direction for the company going forward.
Here are the five main reasons as to why the Fingerpoke of Doom would be perfect for the current WWE product.