Re: Is Punk's run as champ more impressive than Bruno's?
I've gone back to try and watch some of Bruno's stuff... but I found him rather boring and a 7 year reign of his would have been unbearable. So by that fact alone I'd go with Punk. But that is personal preference. I just really can't stand much of Bruno's work.
And really... it was a different beast back then. Not only was the fan's understanding different, but the territory system is vastly different than the national setting today. I highly doubt Bruno would have been as big outside of the New York area just given the demographic he appealed to there.
Wrestling fan first... company fan last. Nothing worst than the fan that is loyal to the brand first and the wrestling second.