Walter Kovacs, come on down, youâ€™re our contest winner. Shoot me an e-mail with your address and my girlfriend will get your book right out. My initial response to the CM Punk win was that regardless of his cheap way of winning the belt, he should remain a face for now. As a face, he could be the one to finally slot into the Bret Hart role. That is the underdog face, who takes a beating from big heels, but uses his superior smarts and skills to somehow eek out a victory, while flat out out-wrestling smaller heels over long, great matches. Built over time against Jericho, Edge and Kane, with strong wins, this would fully establish Punk as a major face and the main man on Smackdown while giving the fans a wrestling archetype not seen in the WWE in nearly a decade.
That was, however, only my initial response. On Raw, we got what could really work as the first double turn to ever not involve two guys even touching each other. With Edge verbally destroying Vickie Guerrero to the fans joy, heâ€™d make an awesome conniving face to go against the self-righteous CM Punk. Edge as top face is likely something the WWE would have more confidence in than the unproven Punk, while the fans are already behind him because of how funny he was in blasting Vickie. Punk, meanwhile, was blasted by the fans partially for Umaga and fully for Jeff. A nice, official double switch in a three way match with Jeff is just what the doctor ordered.
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