Monday, July 25, 2011

Comic Relief

Photo courtesy: WWE.com
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know by now that WWE champion CM Punk crashed the WWE Q&A session at Comic-Con Friday.  At first I thought the idea was kinda lame, but after watching it again and reading some of the other comments about it over the weekend, it makes a lot of sense.

I love how they are still playing up the angle that Punk is no longer an employee with the company.  Triple H trying to convince Punk to come back to the WWE and defend the title is great.  He's not begging, but he's making it known that there is still a spot open for him on the roster.  Of course we all know things aren't going to be that easy when it's time for Punk's return to TV.

I hope they continue to let this simmer for a bit longer.  Tonight's Raw will be a real test to see where this angle goes next.  It's gone from a focus on Punk and Cena to Vince McMahon being fired, to now the new regime.

It's hard for me to predict what's going to happen next, mostly because the Punk character now is so anti establishment.  He's made fun of the entire McMahon family, even calling Triple H the "doofus son-in-law."  I can't wait to see how they lure Punk back into the fold.  I'm also trying to figure out who's going to turn here.  Punk is getting over with the fans right now, but so is Triple H.  Punk has so much momentum and has picked up so much steam in the last month or so, I can't imagine him going full out heel again.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  This angle is exciting because it's not the typical paint by numbers program the WWE has offered us over the last few years.  They need to keep building on this momentum and work on more compelling storylines that the fans can get behind.

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