Re: Why do people crap on CM Punk's title reign?
Because there are some people who don't like Punk, and naturally they'd hate the fact he held the title for so long... longer than anyone in some of their lifetimes (longer than anyone in mine I know).
Kayfabe wise, it's a huge achievement. The problem with the title reign was he was either sharing the spotlight, or for the middle part of it, taking a backseat to John Cena. However he still has a whole list of great-awesome matches from the reign, had many great promos, the feud with Jericho started out great and wasn't THAT bad (although it did take a nosedive in quality when Jericho started hammering on Punk about his family and wanting to drink and all that crap). His feud with Cena was fine, his feud with Bryan was a bit dull (especially when AJ got put into the mix), and the Ryback feud... well, it was fun for what it was. And the program with Rock was a great one that may not have led to the great match we were all hoping for, but it was still good enough and the title change was made all the more memorable because of how long Punk held the title for.
The feuds themselves were the weakest part of his reign, but at the end of the day the match and promo quality more than made up for. His couple of matches with Henry were arguably the best of Henry's career, the NOC match with Cena and the WM match with Jericho were awesome bouts, and the Bryan OTL match was the best match in years outside of the Taker/HBK matches.
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