Re: Beginning to understand why they turned Punk into the complete opposite...
well they had to have him do cheap heat at first, because everything he was saying was true. Isn't that the point of a heel? they are wrong, and continue to believe their own drivel? Punk has become a coward and all that jazz, but at first it was like "oh... ok?" when someone said he was a coward or hadn't earned respect.
Daniel Bryan called this during their feud going into Over the Limit, he said CM Punk is a bad guy, and he was just fooling everyone. That statement alone makes Bryan a face. HAHA. Just kidding.
Punk, in Montreal, started out with the crowd chanting "CM PUNK" and ended his promo with Bret Hart with them chanting "ASSHOLE" Punk does exceptional mic work, but heel fits his personality better. He can be sarcastic, and make fun of faces tirelessly, and post funny comments on twitter that maybe offend a lot of people. It's all part of him as a person, but makes his character get just a little bit of that heat from fans. I honestly think Punk would be happy being a heel the rest of his career, and he wouldn't have to watch what he says or does from now on.