CM Punk is what can only be described as the pure definition of a heel. By combining different elements of wrestling’s greatest bad guys, he has created a masterpiece of a persona.
Along the way he became one of the longest reigning WWE champions of all time and earned the respect of a true legend.
So, what is a heel in today’s WWE? The typical heel seen on weekly WWE television doesn’t care about the fans and is only interested in advancing himself.
Punk has taken it a step farther. He is a master at stirring up fans and getting them to react. He knows what buttons to push, what bad things to say and what dastardly actions to take.
He’s taken the heel persona, combined elements of some of the greatest bad guys in WWE history and turned it into an art.
WWE.com recently ranked the 50 greatest villains