1. CM Punk vs John Cena – Money in the Bank 2011
The Summer of Punk in 2011 was one of the biggest missed opportunities WWE ever had.
They fumbled (or sabotage) the biggest buzz they had in CM Punk as WWE Champion.
Why they thought Kevin Nash vs Triple H was the way to bookend it was a mystery, like evolution.
CM Punk vs John Cena took place inside a sold out, rabid crowd in Chicago, Punk’s hometown.
CM Punk was trying to take the WWE Championship with him. Normally he would be the heel in this situation.
However, his “Pipebomb” promo had endeared him to the crowds and brought a whole new set on intrigue from wrestling fans.
The match itself was a genius blend of hart hitting action and supreme storytelling.
Cena and Punk left it all in the ring, as the Chicago crowed made it a hostile place for Cena to wrestle.
The crowd were willing Punk to win and take the WWE Championship away from WWE.
CM Punk won the match, fighting off interference from Vince McMahon and Mr Money in the Bank Alberto Del Rio.
Punk left with his Championship into the crowd, blowing one final kiss to Mr McMahon as he left.
Then he punched a fan in the face which was pretty funny too.
This match was also number one on John Cena best matches