CM Punk is WWE Champion.
CM Punk isn't a better heel than Barrett and that's coming from one of the most incessant CM Punk marks on this board, he's my #1 guy in the company. He's a better everything else than Barrett, but not a better heel. Barrett is so heel that there's no successful way to ever turn him face, it's like turning Rey Mysterio heel, it's not going to work at all. He's 100% villain.
And I don't agree that Barrett's being buried, losing to the WHC whether you like him or not is not a burial
It is when you've JUST returned and you haven't faced anyone but jobbers. That flat out tells people "yeah, nothing has changed, he's the same joke as he was before he left". Now his momentum is dead and it's just gonna be one loss after another, just like Tensai or Brodus Clay.
If he just keeps on floating around doing nothing or moves on to a lesser name and a nothing feud then I fear for Barrett, however if he keeps involved in the WHC scene by interfering for the belt, then he's nowhere near being buried yet and a title shot may yet be around the corner. He deserves his shot and I think he'll get it though I agree wholeheartedly that Creative have totally messed up his return.
He will get a nothing feud, it's CLEARLY headed in that direction, and even if he were to get a title shot, he's 100% losing, just like the other million title shots he's gotten. Nobody gets that many failed title shots and becomes champion.
Creative deliberately messed up his return, which is exactly my point. If Vince cared about him, he never would've let that happen. It's IMPOSSIBLE.
I can see Barrett interfering at HIAC, Big Show winning but receiving a Brogue Kick for good measure after the bell, Ziggler cashing in and winning and bingo, fatal 4 way for Survivor Series. Who wins that is anyone's guess, Barrett would have a good a chance as anyone.....
Yeah, sure he would. You know, being the only guy who's never won the title and especially after a fresh MITB cash in, that puts him at GREAT odds.