CM Punk is a Paul Heyman Guy.
And 23 months ago, in August, 2009, Paul Heyman wrote a blog on his Heyman Hustle website that eerily rings true today.
Punk had just defeated Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Title at SummerSlam, and was positioned to then go against The Undertaker. Of course, WWE would never allow CM Punk to come out on top in a feud with The Undertaker, and Punk's title reign was cut short.
In the blog, Heyman wrote:
CM Punk has made it. He's at the top of WWE. He's the World's Heavyweight Champion, and the most interesting personality on either roster. He is, quite simply put, the man on top.
Being on top in World Wrestling Entertainment has its privileges. It also has its price. For CM Punk, on whose shoulders Smackdown has been carried for several months, that price may be understanding not to ask for whom the bells toll. Because, in the world of WWE, and especially for those who have measurable heat for the taking, those bells toll for thee.
You can read the entire blog, which is a fascinating look back at how WWE was suffering the same problems in 2009 as they are today, by clicking HERE.