CM Punk began his meteoric rise with one promo in June of 2011. The Summer of Punk began, and it gave Punk that one thing he craved for: the top of the mountain.
Punk held the WWE title for 434 days, spanning between 2011-2013. His reign was the longest in the past 25 years, topping the 381-day record held by John Cena in 2006 and 2007.
He’s put on classic matches with Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan along the way. Ironically, it never would have happened without his shoot promo. Punk was about to leave until he made his grievances known, publicly attacking WWE officials and the infrastructure. It made him both an antihero and a commodity in the wrestling world.
This list sums up his greatest moments since his rise as a top star. The list documents his reign and is a timeline of Punk’s dominant reign. Here is the top eight greatest moments since CM Punk broke out as a top WWE star.