Three hundred and sixty-five days.
There are those that would have sworn the days of title reigns lasting that long had come and gone. The last to hold the World Wrestling Entertainment Championship that long was John Cena, who held the title from September of 2006 until October of 2007. His was a special case in that the company was heavily pushing him as the new face of the company, and only an ill-timed injury was able to derail the leader of the Cenation's momentum.
Since Cena's historic reign, the championship has changed 28 times. Twenty-eight. That is an almost astronomical number of title switches in only a five-year span. In 2009 alone, the title switched nine times. Last year, from July 17 until August 14, four different Superstars held the championship.
In a world where attention spans are shorter than they have ever been, the fact that CM Punk has enjoyed as long a title reign as he has is a testament to Punk, to the patience of the creative team and to Vince McMahon's willingness to stick to the plan rather than act irrationally and switch things on a whim.
Over the course of CM Punk's year-long reign, there have been a number of moments and matches that have defined what, one day, may be looked upon as one of the great title reigns of all time.
Join me as I relive the top 10 moments of our champion's current reign, according to the order in which they occurred.