Getting over in the mid-card
Join Date: May 2012
Re: Is Punk's run as champ more impressive than Bruno's?
I don't know much about Bruno Sammartino but from everything I heard the dude was a legit bad ass (on the same level as Meng and Scott Norton) and that he could sell out shows. That being said, I'm a CM Punk, but until his heel turn, his title reign really wasn't memorable. Most of his feuds didn't have that oomph, first he fought Del Rio and the Miz, then he had the Jericho feud, which had a lame and forced build up. The promo's were intense from Jericho's end, the guy definitely drew heat, but it was pretty obvious Jericho was just coming in to lose to Punk to "build him up", even though he was already massively over with the crowd. It didn't help that Jericho didn't win any other matches during this time.
The Daniel Bryan stuff led to great matches too, but again, the dude was coming off a weak title reign where it appeared he was weaker that just about all of the other main event guys on Smackdown, despite having the title. Honestly, I'm not a big Ryback fan, but it seems like that was really the first interesting feud Punk has had with someone since winning the belt.