Was Punk too big to turn heel?
You had a guy who had this mass popularity of 'Voice of the Voiceless' whom earned respect by the crowd when he single-handly defeated everyone that came his way. You had this man who defeated every single heel that came at him, you had an evil-boss named John Laurinitis whom used Kevin Nash to try and screw him, in which Punk overcame. You even had an evil Chris Jericho who viciously attacked Punk, his family and his lifestyle.
He was built up as a top babyface and his merchandise was selling like mad. He was doing loads of talkshows and radio-talks and his name was becoming more familiar among people. This is a man who in one promo, got the eyes of thousands watching. Not only that but he also became the cover on the 'WWE 13' Video game cover.
So I just finished watching 'CM PUNK: BEST IN THE WORLD' DVD and It really thought to me that 'Was Punk too big to turn heel at the moment'?
When a heel turn came, sure it was a shocker. But what you had here was the top guy along with Cena. I mean I know as a heel he is the TOP HEEL - and hes not No.2 unlike as a babyface. But I feel Punk became a huge babyface and his months from a Tweener which transitioned him into a Face really showed this guy would not even come close to being a heel again. Especially when he went into a full-fledged, clean-cut babyface.
Its shocking if you watch a video few months back to watch Punk respecting the crowd, and his corny jokes to how he is now. I love Punk heel, but I feel Punk would see a brighter future in success as a babyface. Because lets face it, babyfaces are the image WWE prefere.