Ever since coming back from his drinking issues, the dude has been THE go-to top face for the company – consistently good-great matches, awesome promos, doesn't get hurt, seemingly never involved in backstage drama, and manages to be kind of scary and ruthless as a babyface instead of corny and pandering.
Then there's Punk, whose babyface character at the end was, “I love you, Chicago! No, I mean I really, REALLY love you, Chicago! I love all of you to itty bitty bits!” It was SO bad, I thought it was a clever parody of babyfaces for a heel turn. No, that was just Punk's interpretation of what a top face should be in 2022.
I always loved Punk as a heel, but Mox is better in this role versus a heel MJF for the belt.
Punk’s AEW run is already aging like sour cream in retrospect. Moxley has been killing it and deserves every penny they gave him.