Is it possible that HHH used Punk as a mouthpiece to publicly articulate his own true viewpoint to condition fans for the changes he planned to implement? Was the Summer of Punk (2011) truly Punk's real views or did HHH suggest the storyline to Vince because he was planning to prove Punk wrong anyway. This is a stretch and I'm not suggesting HHH's mutiny from Vince as much as maybe a way of eventually stealing Punk's thunder. In reality, HHH may as well have been the one to sit "down on a stage in Las Vegas". He just orchestrated the entire situation so that he didn't have to himself. This is just a theory of mine so don't get too riled up. Worth discussing I believe.