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When the match between CM Punk and Brock Lesnar was announced, a whole slew of people criticized it for being "unbelievable".
How are we supposed to buy that a man of Punk's size would stand a chance against someone as big as Lesnar?
These critics thought that the match would have zero credibility unless it was a total squash, which would in turn be a waste of a main event on a pay-per-view.
Instead, they were treated to a lot of action where Punk not only looked like he could withstand the fight but also possibly win it.
In reality, someone like Lesnar would probably make this a much quicker bout.
However, in the world of sports entertainment, this followed all the rules that come with the normal suspension of disbelief we're all comfortable with.
Punk goes down in the record books as having lost this match, though it will do no harm to his career whatsoever.
If anything, Punk now looks like a legitimate tough guy with the impressive feat of having taken the fight as well as he did to the beast himself.
The only way Punk would come out of this match looking better is if he would have actually obtained the victory, but that would have belittled Lesnar.
This way, we get to have our cake and eat it too.