CM Punk is triumphant on his return to WWE. Courtesy: WWE.com
CM Punk and Rob Van Dam briefly crossed paths in WWE's version of ECW when The New Breed was feuding with the ECW Originals, but besides that, it is surprising that these two men have never really interacted, be it on the independent circuit or in WWE.
Like Curtis Axel, both men are Paul Heyman guys, but perhaps what is more important here is to look at their similarities. RVD made his name in ECW, while CM Punk made his name in Ring of Honor and other independent promotions. Then, they both went to WWE where they were not used to the best of their abilities for a short while.
Then, both men came out of their shells and became big names. Arguably, CM Punk is currently a bigger name than RVD ever was, but that's only motivation for their feud. Right now, "The Second City Saint" is known as one of the few men on the WWE roster who can produce good matches with anyone. During his heyday, Rob Van Dam was also known as one of the few guys who could do that.
This would be a great feud and, although I don't think it would draw money, it would improve the overall quality of the WWE product.
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