CM Punk job for the last 6 months has been to get under as many peoples skins as possible and slowly turn heel. It was a near impossible and difficult thing to do because he was so popular. And he has done it so well that he is arguably one of the best heels of all time. If they turn him face again them fans will be cheering him again a week later.
The point is that Punk didn't lay no groundwork. He hurt the product for 15 months. First by being a crappy face "best in the world", then being a crappy heel "I demand respect". In this grand ground work Punk also killed WWE's hottest break out star in years.
Can you not read or do your rose tinted glasses block out the truth.
1. He hurt the product. OK, thats your opinion your entitled to it and whether your categorically wrong is irrelevant because its your opinion.
He is possibly one of the main things keeping WWEs heads above water for the last 15 months.
2. Vince decides who Ryback faces and loses to not Punk.
Rybacks first major feud was against CM Punk, at the time 300+ Champion, Longest Champion in 25 year. In the main event. CM Punk who has beaten Mark Henry, John Cena, Del Rio, The Miz, Chris Jericho, Big Show, Daniel Bryan to get to this point.
The fact that Rybacks first major feud was in all of these circumstances is a major achievement and massive rub.
Im not comparing CM Punk to HHH or The Undertaker but CM Punk lost to them both but it didnt damage him it benefited and made him look strong that he could hang with these guys.
Wrestling is scripted look at Tensai and Khali and how big they are. If Vince decides he doesn't like Ryback he could easily be booked the same way as them.