According to WWE.com, CM Punk has one huge obstacle to pass before he can wrestle Alberto Del Rio at Survivor Series.
John Laurinaitis issued a statement that CM Punk has been losing too many matches of late to get a WWE Title shot immediately. According to Punk, though, he is entitled a match against Del Rio after losing the title at SummerSlam a few months back.
In order to become the No. 1 contender, CM Punk must beat the World Heavyweight Champion, Mark Henry, on Monday Night Raw.
A year ago, this would not have even been issue, but Henry's push as of late as brought him almost entirely wins, except for a count-out loss to Sheamus a few months back.
Will CM Punk be able to beat the most dominant champion in WWE today?
Well, it won't be a clean victory because that would make Henry look weak, and can anyone see Punk ever hitting the GTS on Henry?
It could, however, end in a count-out or disqualification victory for Punk, especially when you think about how many people have a vested interest in this match.
Look for interferences from Del Rio and Big Show, along with possible influence by Laurinaitis himself.
In the end, this could very well be a great main-event quality match with the way Henry has been wrestling lately and the way Punk always wrestles.
I, for one, am excited for the match and I hope it is the main event, even with the Rock supposedly appearing in some form.
How about you?
Do you think Punk deserved to already be No. 1 contender? Are you ready to see Henry vs. Punk? How do you think it will end?
I'll appreciate reading your comments below.