CM Punk is, without a doubt, one of the best wrestlers in the WWE today.
For the past year or so, he’s been working as a heel. There has been talk, however, that he might become a babyface once again.
Punk was on the verge of leaving the company back in 2011. His contract was expiring and he had no intentions of returning because he felt WWE did not appreciate his talent over the years. No matter how hard he tried, lots of other wrestlers hogged the spotlight.
One of the many reasons he felt frustrated was because other wrestlers were pushed above him. He even confronted The Miz one day and said he was “overrated”. This was at the time when Miz was the WWE Champion and was in the main event for WrestleMania 27.
Sure, it wasn’t a nice thing to say, but you cannot help but agree with Punk on that one. Miz seems like a nice guy, but his match with John Cena at WrestleMania 27 was useless.
Vince McMahon was smart enough to incorporate Punk’s real life frustrations into the storylines. As a result of this, Punk became the company’s biggest star and has never looked back. He even signed a three-year extension to his contract.
One has to wonder what WWE has up their sleeves for Punk in the upcoming year. He’s already faced the likes of The Rock and The Undertaker. One great idea will be him to face off against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. After all, Paul Heyman is likely to side with Lesnar if Punk turns into a good guy again. Not to mention, it would be a great match to see.
Punk only has one more year left on his current contract with the company. You can be sure WWE wants to make him happy so he doesn’t threaten to leave like he did two years ago.