After a night of confusion and turmoil, Triple H is your victor in the hellacious main event against CM Punk. To be completely honest, I was very impressed with HHH in this contest.
I was sure ring rust would take a toll on Hunter, but the Cerebral Assassin proved me wrong once again. The whole IWC, myself included, was shocked when Punk lay on the mat after a pedigree and took the loss.
Just like SummerSlam and Money in the Bank, he was the underdog and, miraculously, Phil Brooks fought like a man and defeated John Cena on both occasions.
This time, however, he was fighting a whole different animal.
If we learned anything from last night's match, it is this: This storyline will be the focus for a long time, and CM Punk will win it.
Let me explain myself before all of you come through the computer and strike me down. WWE expressed interest in a lengthening storylines. More notably, they are starting to commit themselves to storylines in the long-term.
Isn't that what the fans wanted? Instead of seeing two-month or even one-month feuds take place, don't we want to witness five-month programs?
Maybe not five months, but you understand my point.
CM Punk and Triple H, actually Phil Brooks and Paul Levesque, will be the centerpiece of the WWE for time to come. If I may make a prediction (1-6 for NOC), this feud could last until Survivor Series or even the Royal Rumble.
As for who will come out on top, I believe CM Punk will be the victor in this feud.
I say that in confidence and for a number of reasons.
1. He lost the first matchup, which guarantees a rematch at Hell in a Cell.
2. Punk is now a big player in the business and they cannot afford him to get buried by the COO.
3. It would be bad for business if he lost.
Seems logical, right? I mean, the guy is going to single-handedly bring back WWE Ice Cream bars and dominate the T-shirt sales once again.
For those who haven't seen his new ice cream bar T-shirt yet. Here's a link.
I can see Punk being victorious at Hell in a Cell, which will then carry them into Vengeance. Expect Triple H to win there.
The final showdown will be at Survivor Series, the pay-per-view that Vince McMahon promised will be huge.
I'll leave it up to you guys and girls to come up with predictions for that one.
Simply put, at NoC, Vince McMahon and WWE Creative reminded us something that we had forgotten; storylines used to extend for a long time.
That lost art has finally returned.
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