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Re: Raw Discussion Thread 10/8/12: Rise Above Nipples, Punk Punches Bitches
Yes, it would work better if Punk was booked more like his face character in that regard. I just don't think the current situation is quite as terrible as you do.
I have no problem with him almost losing. Him and Cena are supposed to be fairly equal, which makes it believable that Cena can come out on top as well as Punk can. NoC was a PPV where Cena got the better of it, but still didn't manage to pull if off. They still had a close match where they both kicked out of each other's finisher twice and got out of the submissions. At Summerslam I don't think Punk won in a heelish way at all. He won according to the rules and we've seen faces win in similar fashion in triple threat matches. It was about as clean of a win as you get without pinning Cena since it was still Punk taking Cena out of the match long enough for him to win.
So I don't have any problems with the PPV booking, I just think they aren't playing it right in all the build up shows. Right now it looks like Punk is the one going into HIAC to defy the odds.
And that last sentence explains why this feud is completely ass backwards.
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