Originally Posted by 58kcfan89
I agree that this is the ideal situation (I'd really like if Punk & Jericho don't even touch each other on Sunday TBH), but how is Punk winning the belt back from Jericho after a month & a half really career-defining?
It probably won't be in the end, but they'd have to do it old school. Have Jericho get the upper hand constantly going into mania, then give them enough time to work a quality match (which the two of them are both capable of doing - they're guys who could feasibly work a 5-star match together). Just build and build and build until April first, have the crowd ready for it, and then pull the trigger.
The speech and the Chicago PPV were his star-making performance, and his work in the meantime has put the crowd squarely behind him. He's clearly the most popular babyface on the card when they don't bring in the michaels and hhh's (which btw, is something that annoyed me - they once again had to say they were the end of an era, effectively burying the entire roster for about the thousanth time, but I digress). Obviously Cena gets bigger reactions, but they're always mixed, and they've become more boos than cheers. If the two of them, meaning Punk and Jericho, work a real classic match, and Punk gets his mania 'moment', it could propel him to that next level. He could be
Cena going forward, the way the company wants Cena to be, the babyface star of the company. A lot has changed for Punk in the last 6th months, it's not just the hardcores shouting for him now. You see kids in his merch, you see women in his merch, and you of course see guys between 18 and 40 in his merch. He's the one guy on the roster right now who I think could be this decade's Steve Austin. And they need
that right now, desperately.
I expect to be let down.