CM Punk: The Best Heel Today?...Or Anti-Hero In The Making?

David RutterCorrespondent IIIFebruary 20, 2011

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  CM Punk celebrates with fans before facing Shelton Benjamin during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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I've been a fan of CM Punk since I first saw him win Money In The Bank at WrestleMania 24. He's got this certain aspect of his character that just makes you want to cheer for him or want to see him get hit with a chair...however I can't seem to want to see the latter though.

I never really followed him during his time on SmackDown (mainly because I don't watch SmackDown that often anymore), but since his arrival on Raw in October he has been one of the main reasons I tune into wrestling on Monday nights.

His mic skills remind me of a younger Chris Jericho, his in ring ability is unmatched by most wrestlers today and, quite frankly, every time I see him...I piss myself laughing.

This guy is hilarious...even when he doesn't mean to be.

I don't know, maybe I'm a psychopath but this guy just cracks me up, especially when he starts to do other peoples taunts (like screaming "Whatsup" during the Royal Rumble or doing Randy Orton's "smash ground thing" during the Elimination Chamber).

The guy just seems naturally funny and it's pretty hard to take a heel that makes you laugh seriously,

Judging from the crowd's reactions the last few weeks I'm starting to assume that I'm not the only one who feels this way, it seems like Punk is going to become the next "Anti-Hero" of WWE whether Vince Mcmahon wants to or not because the "CM Punk" chants are starting to overthrow the "CM Sucks" chants.

If he does turn into a face or tweener however this could serve as a new starting point for the "New Nexus."

That stable has started to show signs of wear and tear over the last few months and even with a new leader it hasn't improved much.

If they follow CM Punk in the new possible direction it could open up the opportunity for different feuds with new people such as The Miz and Ted Dibiase (if he ever gets a push again) while also continuing to battle with John Cena and Randy Orton.

It could also work for the Nexus vs. Corre feud seeing as how right now. The Corre seem to be the big bad guys on SmackDown.

If the fans keep cheering for CM Punk sooner than later Vince McMahon is going to take notice and either have him do something that makes him the most hated man in wrestling or possibly the most cheered man in wrestling.

Am I wrong? What do you guys think? Let the debating...begin!