I've thought about it a little now, and they spent way too much time building what everybody knew was going to happen. I love Punk on the mic, but they didn't need 25 minutes to build the conflict between him and HHH. The end segment came off flat. And everybody's known what they were going to do since the minute Punk re-appeared last week. They didn't need to spend 2 hours building to such an obvious conclusion. So in the end it was anticlimactic.
Basically I don't think they did anything wrong, they just did it the wrong way, and in doing so turned a hot angle into a dull, predictable one, at least for a night. Still no idea what's going to happen at SS....
I think there's a problem too in that the non-internet/-hardcore crowd doesn't buy into Punk as a babyface yet. Cena is still their guy, which ultimately makes him seem like a much bigger star (which he is...) when they do the back-and-forth cheering thing.
Anyway, I don't think it killed the angle, which is good, but it did kind of drag it to a half.
I'm not sure if Cena is teasing heel or not. There are times I think he is, but that's probably just be my natural dislike of him...
I would love at SummerSlam for Punk to win clean but it isn't going to happen. They're all 50/50 booking now, and Cena has to get his win back on the bigger show. Maybe with HHH interference. That's where I see it going. And then Alberto cashes in, kicking off a short-term feud between the two of them.
If they were to do this right, they'd slow it down and have HHH/Punk be a mania payoff, but I have a hard time seeing them doing something that long-term.