Staff predictions for Summerslam: Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk
Aug 18, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
Another tough call. The unknown factor in the match for me is Paul Heyman. If it was simply Punk vs Brock, I’d give it to Punk without hesitation, but Heyman’s presence may be the deciding factor. I’m still going to go for Punk, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Lesnar won
WINNER: CM Punk
There are so many great matches on the card, but this is the odds on
favorite to be match of the night. The creativity of Lesnar, Punk and
Heyman will make this something special. I’m going with Brock Lesnar
in this one. He is one of the company’s highest paid acts and gains
more in winning than Punk does.
Brock Lesnar to defeat CM Punk – CM Punk is great, but I just think Brock needs to win this time.
This is definitely the toughest match to predict. This one could easily go either way. Here’s a fact: CM Punk is 0-3 against part-timers this year (0-2 against The Rock, 0-1 against The Undertaker) on pay-per-view. He could very well go to 0-4, or 1-3. Paul Heyman will most certainly get involved. Punk will finally get his GTS in on Heyman, and then will somehow find a way to get the win over Lesnar.
Prediction: CM Punk
Punk over Lesnar