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At last year's Night of Champions, the WWE used this match to sell the event. Never before had Triple H squared off against CM Punk, and it was great to see two of the top superstars in the last decade square off.
In the week's leading up to the match, Punk disrespected Triple H verbally on several occasions, saying things like Triple H buries talent and making light of the fact that Triple H is married to Stephanie McMahon.
In Punk's "quest for change," he even got Triple H to put up his position as the COO of the WWE if he lost the match. What would the WWE be like if Triple H wasn't in that position? Well, we never got to find out, not even in an angle, as Triple H would go on to win this match.
The match itself was very good, with action spilling all over the arena. Late in the match, Kevin Nash got involved and attacked both men and that was the only thing that took away from this match. Triple H would hit the Pedigree moments later to put Punk away.
This match was originally scheduled to be between Punk and Nash in the first place, but Nash was forced out due to a medical issue. That fact pushes the match down the list.