CM Punk's Monday Manifesto Must Continue to Break New Ground in WWE

Tom Kinslow@@TomKinslowFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2011

On Monday, CM Punk will take the microphone for the first time since Money in the Bank, and it cannot be just another promo.

In the past month, Punk has taken his work to another level, and when he talks, it becomes must-see television. After all that has happened since his championship victory, it is time for the true WWE champion to take the reigns and set his vision in motion. 

This is a man who has changed the face of the industry in less than a month, making him a sensation in the process. Punk can't come out and just make a claim to the championship and set up a match with John Cena at SummerSlam. We all know we're headed there, but with all of the twists and turns we've been through, the fans deserve more.

There has to be a major revelation—a moment that makes us sit up on the edge of our seats and set the DVR to record next week's Raw. Punk has been a master of giving us something new and fresh each week, and Monday should be no exception.

Last week, Punk came out to Living Colour's "Cult of Personality". and it's time for him to create his own. He had Nexus, but now it's time for Punk to indoctrinate wrestlers who have been buried by the WWE powers that be.

There has been a groundswell of support for Punk, as he has turned into the WWE upside down with his mantra of rebellion. He is fighting the good fight, but he can't go it alone, especially in the face of such staunch opposition, While some may plead for Punk to fly solo, the truth is that his message is more important than anything else.

The battle lines have been drawn, and it's between the establishment and the new blood. Triple H and John Cena have fought for the status quo, and have done everything to erase Punk like a deposed Roman Emperor. Now it's time for him to fight back and join forces with everyone who has been overlooked in favor of the same old tired formula.

Punk is not Stone Cold Steve Austin, a one-man wrecking machine set to tear Vince McMahon to the ground. He is the voice of the voiceless, as he said, and it's time for him to lead them into his grand new era.

A revolution has been slowly brewing for the better part of a month, and now it's time for CM Punk to accept his role as the anti-hero leader of a movement that has been long overdue.

It must start Monday when Punk takes the microphone with millions of fans hanging from his every word.