WWE SummerSlam is known for its relentless, heart-stopping
action and riveting main events, and the 2012 rendition of the iconic
pay-per-view will be no different.
On Sunday night in what we will
refer to as the co-main event (because it isn't clear if Triple H vs.
Brock Lesnar will air before or after), CM Punk will defend his WWE
Championship title against John Cena and Big Show in a Triple Threat
In what is sure to be a contest full of carnage and things of the like, the only logical choice to win the match is Punk.
has been WWE Champion a record 10 times. He's held the belt seven times
in a span of less than three years. Cena would have been a smart choice
to win this match if he was still one of the most beloved fans in the
But now, he has become a more polarizing figure in
recent times. There are plenty of people that aren't exactly thrilled
when they hear Cena's entrance music and watch him walk out of the
tunnel. For him to win the belt would do nothing but start another
boring plot line.
Big Show is a great spectacle, but there aren't
many ways that the WWE creative team could go if he were to win the
championship belt—at least not many non-boring ways.
To put it bluntly, Big Show is just too boring to hold the WWE championship at this point in time.
would be the best choice to win this match and retain his title simply
because of his opponent's shortcomings, but there would be many benefits
if he were to win.
I'm expecting that Punk will win this match in
a way that will complete his heel turn. Lately, we have seen inklings
(or more than inklings) that would suggest that Punk is heading away
from a likable character and more towards a bad guy.
A title retention by Punk would open up various opportunities in regards to his relationship with general manager AJ Lee.
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One does not have to stretch their imagination too
far to find themselves believing that if Punk wins on Sunday, AJ will
force him to defend his title often. That would allow the WWE to
schedule more high-level matches between Punk and his challengers.
creative team could go the other way and use a Punk win as a way to
remove AJ from the general manager spot. While her brief tenure as the
GM has been intriguing, there is no question that she can't hold this
spot for any prolonged period of time. It is nothing more than a
We have seen the WWE take unexpected—and sometimes poorly
received—routes in its quest to spice up the show, so don't be
surprised if the result takes the fans by surprise.
Either way, this match will be one of the night's best.