This is a piece of news that will shock all of you fans of CM Punk. The Breakout Star of WWE for year 2011 may soon be drafted to SmackDown from RAW. Though there is no official word yet on this decision of WWE, insider reports suggest that WWE creative team has made up their mind. WWE probably is going to take the decision sometime in the latter half of 2012.
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CM Punk undoubtedly has turned out to be one of the biggest superstars on RAW in 2011 and has added huge entertainment value to the otherwise somewhat dull show. His promos and on-mic skills are awesome and that has helped him in connecting with the audiences. However, his inclusion in the WWE roster hasn’t helped the ratings of the show in huge way. Hence, according to WWE officials, the wise decision will be to move the wrestler into the Blue Brand (Read, SmackDown) so that Punk can show his in-ring skills in the televised event, get more promo cuts and probably a long run at the World title.
Now, I’ll come into my take. To be very honest, I’ll love to see more from Punk in RAW, he is an extremely talented wrestler and his promos off late, have been awesome. You may agree or may not, but, Punk was the hottest wrestler of this year on RAW, in spite of the fact that Cena was there all throughout. Even the whole Rock-Cena rivalry could not take the thunder away from Punk. Surprisingly, that has not turned into huge buy rates or high ratings for RAW and hence WWE creative team is looking for alternatives.
I seriously don’t know how WWE officials are planning things for future, but, for me, Punk will always be the no. 2 man in RAW, particularly when Cena is present. Make no mistake, I don’t think Punk is in anyway less deserving than Cena, but, probably, WWE officials love Cena way too much. What does it mean? Slowly but gradually exclusion of Punk from the main event scenario resulting into less screen time and importance for Punk. How a shift to Smack Down can change that?
Smack Down is not a live show. More importantly, thereis no John Cena who can outshine CM Punk. Undoubtedly, Punk is an amazing wrestler who can make even an uninteresting match a quite enjoyable one. Punk can continue on his wrestling without worrying about the ratings and hence he will ultimately be able to be the top guy in WWE. The only difference is that he will be wrestling for the World Heavyweight Championship, not the WWE Title. Do you really care as long as you get to see the man?