CM Punk: WWE's Next Big Superstar

'Rowdy' Ross RutherfordSenior Analyst IApril 10, 2009

CM Punk is getting a rare chance in the WWE...a second chance at becoming a true main event superstar.

At Wrestlemania 25, Punk won the Money in the Bank ladder match for the second time. 

This is the WWE’s chance to really make something of CM Punk. Last year, Punk won the World Heavyweight Championship from Edge on Raw, after the draft, and went on to have a very disappointing run as champion.

Now there is an opportunity to right that wrong, and make something out of the “Straight Edged” superstar.

The WWE is in serious need of a new main event talent.

Seeing Edge, Cena, Orton and Triple H headline every Pay-Per-View is getting to be quite dull. I am more than ready to see a new guy headline the cards and win world titles.

I think we're overdue for a new superstar, and I think that star will be found in CM Punk.

If the company decides to put the title on Punk again this year, I hope they go about it a better way.

Last time Punk held a world title, he was made to look like a very weak champion; he won most of his matches with the help of outside interference or disqualification.

I hope that Punk is drafted to Smackdown where he can eventually cash in his Money in the Bank opportunity, and reign over Smackdown as a dominant champion.

Making CM Punk a big deal on Smackdown will make it easier for the WWE to move more established stars to Raw, which seems to be what is going to happen.

With talks of The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels getting ready to “call it a career,” the WWE would be smart to begin making new stars.

Punk is in the perfect position to be pushed. He has a loyal fan base, plenty of experience under his belt and knows how to pace a match.

What more could you ask for?

Despite the fact that his skills on the microphone are less than fantastic, I believe that CM Punk is ready to ascend to the role of main event superstar.

All the WWE needs is one new person main-eventing their cards to make everything else seem fresh. I could be stingy and say everything in the WWE needs improvement, but that's not the case.

All I ask is for one new guy to make it into the world title picture.  

I think that we the fans have seen enough John Cena-Edge matches, and just about enough of the Randy Orton-Triple H Evolution reunion as well.

So before I get off topic, allow me to make one final statement.

CM Punk may not be the best “wrestler” in the WWE, but heck, neither is John Cena.

The reason I believe Punk will be the next big superstar is that he has all of the talents that are necessary to become big in the business.

I predict that “The Straight Edge Superstar” will be a big-time player before the year's over, and I’m looking forward to the fresh face in the main-event spotlight.