The return of "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash at Summerslam was a shocker for all the right reasons.
For a start nobody predicted it, which meant that for once the IWC were treading in unknown waters.
Secondly, Nash is a well known WWE legend, and has added star power back to a roster which has seen so many big name stars leave its ranks over the past couple of years.
Lastly, we now have a compelling storyline; a storyline which is taking precedence above everything else in the WWE.
But maybe, just maybe, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel, a light which may bear the answers as to where this feud is headed -- and the exciting possibilities if it does so.
"Enjoying Raw, Punk doing a great job. Punk if you want back up you got my number. Your worth me going back on the road full time. Offer stands understand if you want to go it alone."
Now maybe I'm looking into this too closely, but is it just me or does that Tweet seem rather relevant given what has happened since Nash returned to WWE?
"Punk if you want back up you got my number."
Given that this whole storyline is currently revolving around a text message sent to Nash's phone at Summerslam telling him to "stick the winner", this looks ominous to me.
What if CM Punk was the man who sent the text to Nash?
It is a fascinating possibility and one that, when you think about it, is very possible. Let me explain:
A couple of months ago CM Punk cuts a shoot promo on Raw which changes the landscape of the business. In that promo, Punk talks about the current state of the company and its future.
Let's just analyze a section of that shoot promo, and I quote:
"And I understand that… that Vince McMahon’s gonna make money despite himself… he’s a millionaire who should be a billionaire… you know why he’s not a billionaire? It’s because he surrounds himself with glad-handing nonsensical [censored] yes-men like John Lauranitis, who’s gonna tell him everything he wants to hear… and I’d like to think that maybe this company will be better after Vince McMahon is dead, but the fact is it’s gonna get taken over by his idiotic daughter and his doofus son-in-law and the rest of his stupid family."
Credit for the transcript goes to Wrestleheat.com.
Is it just me or has the future predicted by Punk in that promo arrived a bit early?
Four weeks after this promo Vince was removed from his position of power, and his "doofus son-in-law" Triple H is now in charge of the day to day operations of the company. His "idiotic daughter" Stephanie McMahon has appeared numerous times on television and the "yes man" John Lauranitis is now an on-screen character.
Yet Punk still re-signed with the company after his existing contract expired...
Now I know Punk upon his return to Raw "explained" his reasons for returning, but I couldn't help thinking at the time how lame his excuse was for coming back after all the hype which surrounded his departure.
Basically this feeble excuse for a return was that Punk couldn't be the "voice of the voiceless" while he sat on his couch at home. That he couldn't "facilitate change" without being in WWE.
But surely, that was obvious from the get go? It was something John Cena used in promos to attack Punk leading into Money In The Bank, and Punk just shrugged it off like it was nothing.
So it seems weird to me that Punk would opt to return for that reason alone.
Unless it was part of a whole bigger picture...
Maybe Punk has other plans, plans to "facilitate change" by simply ripping the company away from the grasps of the McMahon family into his own pocket.
Now that sounds a whole lot more like the CM Punk I've come to be a supporter of over the years. The cult leader, the straight edge savior, the man who would get whatever he wants at any cost.
Could it be that the "voice of the voiceless" is looking to "facilitate change" by taking full control of the company, along with a band of followers?
Who better to follow Punk than Kevin Nash? Nash, a guy who did all he could to seek power throughout his career. NWO anyone?
Nash is the perfect alibi for Punk; a guy who can manipulate Triple H in the palm of his hand as his best friend.
After all, we must question why Kevin Nash wanted tickets for Summerslam in the first place?
He never normally attends PPV's yet upon request Triple H got him some tickets to the event and next thing you know he is delivering a powerbomb to Punk in the middle of the ring, effectively costing him the WWE championship.
But Punk has been known in the past to sacrifice himself for the greater cause.
In his stint as leader of The New Nexus he initiated each member of the group through personal sacrifice and allowed himself to be assaulted by Mason Ryan (the newest member of the group) to win a match against Cena by disqualification.
Just imagine what Punk would be willing to sacrifice to gain control of the company: the WWE title perhaps?
Punk has to make Triple H believe him and Nash are at each others' throats—what better way than for Nash to continually attack Punk?
As a closing remark I bring you to the conclusion of this week's Raw, which saw the proposed CM Punk Vs. Kevin Nash match cancelled in favor of CM Punk Vs. Triple H at Night Of Champions.
Triple H said that he "just got off the phone with the WWE board of directors" and as a result of that he would be facing Punk at Night Of Champions.
Who made the call to change the match? It seems that Kevin Nash is in cahoots with John Lauranitis and if anything I have said in this article turns out to be true then those two are in cahoots with CM Punk.
So maybe it was Nash who arranged for the switching of the match on Punk's behalf? Maybe we are going to see the return of a new breed of NWO at Night Of Champions, a group who will screw HHH in his match with Punk?
The use of the NWO theme as Nash's entrance music is only going to raise speculation.
After all, it seems like R-Truth and The Miz may also be part of this bigger picture judging from Raw over the past couple of weeks.
Maybe the takeover will begin at Night Of Champions, or it could be after Night Of Champions (Survivor Series?), or maybe I've looked too deep and perhaps it won't happen at all.
Whatever happens, I hope I have given you food for thought and that you enjoyed reading the article.
What do you think?
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