Re: Beginning to understand why they turned Punk into the complete opposite...
Originally Posted by Combat Analyst
Except the shoot made him a tweener, a rebel.
The promo didn't make him a tweener, it opened up Pandora's box and was one of the few recent instances of 'is this real?'. Things could have gone in any direction at that point and they chose the lazy route of pandering to cheap pops instead of keeping Punk and the title off of TV which would cast him in a villain role.
I love professional-wrestling.