Bringing you another blog is none other than The Voice, Brandon T. Vineyard
I feel like I've been away far too long and it's only been like a week! Goodness, time flies and I've been busy but I'm back today to bring you another blog. If you guys could, please leave me ideas below because I promise every single comment will be read start to end and I need ideas for blogs. Just take a few moments to think of something for me to talk about in a blog later this week and I promise, I will get to it!
Well, while we're on this one, let's go ahead and dive into what happened at the end of this past Monday Night RAW.
Paul Heyman has aligned himself with CM Punk.
Okay, before anybody says anything, I need to go ahead and say it. Congratulations to Josh Grant for saying about a month ago that CM Punk should align with Heyman after Summerslam. The only thing that could make it better is if they follow up on what he suggested and put in Rollins and Cesaro and Bryan. That'd be sick. But for now, let's focus on the Punk/Heyman aspect of this.
I arrived home for the last 20 minutes or so of RAW, so forgive me for not being fully informed on everything. I think this Punk/Heyman alliance is the best thing WWE has done in months. Paul has to be the most hated manager at the time. Over Vickie Guerrero, I believe. People hate it when he comes out and I love to see the reaction from the crowd. WWE knew what they were doing.
Punk is now the heel in a feud, and it's with none other than John Cena. Punk's been the dominant face, aside from Cena, in the past year. Turning him heel suddenly by attacking the Rock didn't seem to convince the fans that he wasn't with them anymore. So WWE gets the hint that Punk needs someone to help him be hated. People say Punk can pull off the face and the heel thing, but I don't think so. Jericho, now that's a guy who can do it. Punk needs help with the heel part, I believe. Let me give you an example.
Anybody remember the Punk/Hardy feud? I know, I hardly do as well. But Jeff Hardy was the most popular star in WWE among the fans at the time. They couldn't have turned Punk heel well in a feud with someone like Kofi Kingston or some face among the mid-card. They gave him the spotlight by sticking him with Jeff Hardy. Nobody wants to see The Joker beat Batman, do they? No, exactly. In this instance, Joker was Punk and Batman was Hardy.
But sticking with the topic, Punk and Heyman make a great combo because it benefits them both. Heyman gets to be put with an actual wrestler. Someone fresh to him. Punk gets a boost to his heel-persona. I think it's a two way street and anybody in either lane is about to get run over. I see Punk retaining at Night of Champions, with Heyman in his corner. I also see the Monday night after NOC, Punk and Heyman recruit the United States Champion, Antonio Cesaro. They then officially become named something really cool.
I have to give all credit for these ideas to FTJ. Seriously, he called it. But I'd love to see D. Bry and Seth Rollins form a team and take the tag team championships. Now, this is very interesting, is it not? We have two more PPV's before we hit Survivor Series. How amazing would it be to see a 4v4 Winner Takes All match at Survivor Series from RAW? John Cena, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, and R Truth vs. CM Punk, Antonio Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, and Seth Rollins. This could have a heck of a buildup.
Heyman and Punk, back to the topic. They're a great pair. I see great things coming out of this duo and we can all expect double the pipebombs to be dropped.
I'd like to thank you for reading my blog and if you would, leave me some suggestions. This has been The Voice, and I'll see you next time.
Brandon T. Vineyard