John Cena has had some great rivalries in WWE and Cena/Punk was no different. As usual, Cena was able to silence those who doubted his ability when it mattered most in one of the biggest events to happen to the WWE in sometime.
It's an event that is still felt to this day, by the fact that it launched the challenger CM Punk to a new level of stardom when he defeated John Cena at Money in The Bank in his hometown of Chicago to win the WWE Championship, and subsequently "ran off" with the title.
It was a rivalry the IWC had been talking about for some time. The WWE poster-boy John Cena and the Indy Hero CM Punk going on one, and WWE did a marvelous job of building this up as one of the greatest feuds in the history of the business for its ability to blend realism with kayfabe by using the contract dispute of Punk and his (and many of the IWC's frustrations) with the product to create a new Superstar for the WWE.
And the best part is that it all delivered. Not taking away from Punk who's always good on the mic, but Cena took it to a level he seldom is forced to use when he battled with Punk on the mic. From putting him over, to his altercations with Vince McMahon, Cena was simply cooking on all cylinders in this feud and the match? Well, the match speaks for itself.
Critically acclaimed, this match was what Rock vs. Cena was to this year's Mania. Simply put, Cena and Punk sold Money in The Bank--on a night where everyone took it to another level from Bryan, to Del Rio, hell even Show/Henry got good marks--but let me clarify when I say Cena AND Punk sold Money in The Bank.
For all the hate Cena gets about being lazy, you cannot deny that it takes two to tango, and on that night Cena and Punk made Chicago their dance floor and left it all in the ring and then some.
Truly, I believe this is one of the key rivalries going forward, and we've seen hints of it since then and even before then, but I seriously doubt anyone will ever complain about these two going at it again any time soon.