Originally Posted by body slam
I understand what you're saying man. However, Mick Foley wasn't buffed, cut, ripped, chiseled, or jacked either but he was able to get over with the crowd based on his wonderful promo skills and also his hardcore wrestling style. To me, it just depends on how well Punk would have played a character given to him back in the Attitude Era just like how Mick Foley made the Mankind character work perfectly.
I also don't see Punk bulking up being a problem if the WWE asked him to. If he had this build like he did back in ROH,
Then his build wouldn't be an issue.