Lacing SCOTT STEINER's boots
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Re: Is it safe to say that Punk is finally the #1 guy?
He's been pushed as the #1 guy for about 15 months. Imo, ever since Cena lost the WWE title for the last time. He's been pushed harder than Cena since that point in time. Yeah, Cena has had a few main storylines, but Punk's had the rest. Cena's also lost half of his storylines, while Punk's lost zero of his since he jobbed to Del Rio (after getting hit with a pipe, i.e. not clean at all) in that triple threat match.
However, he's never managed to actually surpass Cena in popularity except for a very brief period of time at and just after the 2011 MITB PPV. So you could say he's never been the #1 guy, but that would be of no fault of WWE. They've done more than enough to try and put Punk over. He's absolutely been pushed as a #1.
So it depends on your definition. The guy WWE pushes the most, or the guy that the fans like the most and will pay to see more often than anyone else.