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C. M. P U N K has ushered in a new era to the world of professional wrestling as the new Anti-Establishment star, much as 15 years ago, Stone Cold Steve Austin first presented us with that type of star. He won his title from this generation's Hulk Hogan—John Cena.
The lead up to this match brought professional wrestling and Sports Entertainment into mainstream America again. No one could believe his amazing interview. Of course McMahon knew he was giving him a free mic. McMahon knew he would cut the mic off at the right time. And all it created was the lead up to a PPV event that was quite possibly better than Wrestlemania, just four months ago.
CM Punk gave us the Match of the Year, at least opinionated, but surely that is arguable. CM Punk follwed up his unbelievable win by Mui Tai kicking Alberto Del Rio's head off in the middle of the ring as McMahon called for Del Rio, who had won a free Title Contract earlier in the night. Punk promptly left through the crowd, blowing a kiss to Vince and what seems like the WWE Universe goodbye.
Punk partied the night away with Colt Cabana, and even tweeted pics of the belt in his fridge. He didn't show up for RAW tonight, which is holding a tournament to crown a new champion.
Punk left on top. I can't remember a person who did that last.