WWE: CM Punk's Newfound Influence Gives WWE a Brilliant Wrestling Mind

Tom KinslowFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2011

For the longest time, CM Punk couldn't get anyone to believe in him. Now, Vince McMahon is using him as a trusted advisor as the company moves into a bright future with him at the forefront of the company.

As Punk continues to bring considerable energy to the current product, McMahon has bent the rules for the WWE champion, and now, thanks to his incredible success, he is in on some of the company's creative decisions, a role that used to belong to one of the most successful performers in the history of the industry.

Now, with Punk in the ear of the biggest icon in sports entertainment, the fans have a voice that will push for what the IWC has been begging for in recent years.

Per WrestleNewz.com:

WWE reportedly offered CM Punk a five-year deal at one point. No word yet if what he ended up signing was for that long.

Regarding Punk and Vince McMahon, it’s said that Punk now has Vince’s ear when it comes to ideas. It was described as similar to Shawn Michaels year ago when he began moving up in the company and Vince would bounce ideas off Shawn, or Shawn would suggest ideas to Vince.

As we have seen in recent weeks, Punk is on a roll, and since he emerged as one of the WWE's top stars, the product has taken on an entirely new feel. The company has shifted away from the generic feel to their storylines and have opted to focus more on reality. This has left fans guessing what will happen next, ensuring return viewers.

Now, instead of having the same tired voices in the board room, Punk will push back against bad ideas and will fight for things that will win the fans over. One of the WWE's biggest problems is that they didn't listen to the fans and kept giving us the same tired stories.

Now, that's about to change.

With Punk, the company has invested in a star that doesn't fit the traditional WWE mold, and it has gone over big time with fans, who have bought into his mystique and charisma. Fans of the industry have been coming back to the WWE in droves, and all of it has to do with McMahon putting his faith in a performer who has the pulse of what people want.

If this relationship continues to flourish, there is no telling the heights the product and the company can reach.