In recent months CM Punk has been making a very slow but deliberate move from being a "face" wrestler to a "heel."
For those not familiar with wrestling terms, this means he is going from being a good guy to a baddie.
Irrespective of whether or not we agree with this decision, the fact remains that the CM Punk we are currently seeing is not the finished heel article.
So where does that leave him?
If he is not yet a heel and no longer a face, what body part is he, and has he been, on his journey down the body?
This slide show will follow the timeline of this move from face to heel, and determine where he has been along the way.
At the start of the year CM Punk could not put a foot wrong.
He had been a World Tag Team Champion and the Intercontinental Champion in the space of around a month, and earned his spot as one of only a few Triple Crown Champions.
Punk was smack bang in the middle of face territory.
Most likely he was a smile, not to dissimilar to the one he would produce to his adoring fans.
I don’t think many would have imagined at that time that he would be anything but a face for the foreseeable future.
Most were still disgusted at the way his world title run was so easily dismissed, and were eager to see him back in the fray for it.
As much as many fans were eager to see CM Punk back in the world title hunt, I don’t think anyone expected it to be via the route he took at WrestleMania XXV.
There were several more popular choices to win Money in the Bank, and Punk didn’t gain many friends by walking away with the briefcase.
As much as he was still a face, he had moved south of his previous position.
At this point I would think he was a chin.
A chin is definitely on the face, but it’s not the most attractive part to look at.
Punk began receiving less crowd reaction and popularity through this course of events, and in the minds of many was well on the way to becoming a heel.
Over the coming weeks, Punk repeatedly tried to cash in his Money in the Bank contract on Edge, but was interrupted nearly every time by Umaga.
The attempted cash-ins went down well with the fans, and elevated Punk slightly back into the face persona.
He wasn’t as well received as before, but he had definitely improved.
At this point, he would have been that hair that grows between your bottom lip and your chin.
Slightly manly, but not what everyone want so see.
He would then begin a feud with Umaga regarding his interference, which still left him in the region of being a face.
The feud was slightly confusing though, as more often than not Punk would be on the receiving end of an ass whooping.
In hindsight this may have been a good angle for Punk’s heel turn, as in a way it didn’t allow the fans to warm too much to him.
We were trying to like him, as he held the Money in the Bank contract, but it was hard to when we were receiving mixed messages.
I think Punk was an old person’s neck at this stage.
The neck is almost on the face, perhaps an extension of it, but it is far enough away to forget its part of it.
We all try to love the elderly, but bits likes this can put us off sometimes.
Punk ended his rivalry with Umaga at Extreme Rules by beating him in a Samoan Strap match, but that was by no means the most notable event that happened that night.
Just after Jeff Hardy won the World Heavyweight Championship from Edge in a grueling ladder match, Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to take the title for himself.
This move swiftly shot him down the body, perhaps in the region of being a massive tit.
Nobody really wanted him to do it, and he looked a fool when trying to celebrate in front of fans who were less than impressed.
Some claim that this turned Punk heel instantaneously, but that was not reflected in his subsequent actions.
Punk attempted to save face by claiming he would have cashed in on whoever won the match, but it was all a little too late at this point.
In his matches following Extreme Rules, Punk would resort to some very un-gentlemanly and cowardly tactics.
He would leave the ring to take breaks, try to bend the rules, and attack people once the match was over.
This was a far cry from the Punk we had seen at the start of the year.
Punk had begun sinking lower than his actions at Extreme Rules, and worked his way to being a yellow belly.
He was well on the way to becoming a heel, but some of his actions still indicated he meant well.
Another altercation with Jeff Hardy at The Bash really began hitting the last nails in the heel coffin, when Punk kicked the referee to get himself disqualified, but still retained the title.
The only way to describe Punk’s actions on the body is an anus.
Do I really need to say any more?
He really annoyed a lot of people, and reassured any skeptical fans that he really wasn’t a face anymore.
That leads us to the present day.
Punk would then claim that an eye injury was the motivation behind his unsportsmanlike kick, much to the disbelief of the WWE Universe.
It is hard to tell the difference between where Punk is and a heel, so I can only describe it as the shin of a woman with cankles.
You might think Punk is a heel, but there is still a little way to go yet, it’s just hard to tell.
Only time will show if he will make that last step, but it now seems pretty unlikely he will make it all the way back up the body to being a face.