|Punk says no. (Courtesy: WWE)|
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I've said it before, I'll say it again. I find the CM Punk vs. Vince McMahon and sports entertainment angle as one of the best in recent history. I think part of the reason it's so interesting is the fact that I'm not 100% sure how much of this is a work and how much of it is a shoot. It's probably safe to say there is a splash of reality in this angle.
McMahon's involvement in the storyline has me mostly convinced that CM Punk will be back. I loved his rant again last night during the "contract negotiations." How many of you remember the WWF ice cream bars? I do, and I think it would be great if they made a comeback too.
Monday's back and forth between Punk and McMahon reminded me of the early days of the Stone Cold Steve Austin-McMahon war. It's the disgruntled employee vs. the greedy corporate boss. While the two versions have similarities, I think there is enough difference between the two. McMahon wanted Austin to conform to the corporate image. Punk simply wants to wrestle. He doesn't want to be a sports entertainer. Or at least the character we watch every week doesn't.
Punk, Cena, and McMahon have done a great job adding some buzz to what was shaping up to be just another WWE title defense between two guys who have met up on free TV several times before. And like I said before, I still am not 100% sure where this angle goes. I think there's still a shadow of doubt over whether Punk has re-signed his WWE contract.
I think everyone (or most everyone) would agree that Cena should not win the match, no matter what Punk's status is with the company. If Punk is truly leaving, I'd still like to see him win the belt. Then as he's heading out of the ring, the winner of the Money in the Bank match rushes the ring and cashes in and wins the belt. Extremely predictable, and most likely setting up someone to become the dreaded "transitional champion". (ie. Jack Swagger, the Miz)
|Punk & Cabana (iwantwrestling.com)|
What do you think will happen at Money in the Bank? Do you see another way this angle could go? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Post them here, on Facebook, Twitter, or even YouTube.