If there was ever a more appropriate time to celebrate, it was tonight. Why? No, not because Turkey Day; Thanksgiving is nearing upon us. No, not because Batman: The Dark Knight Rises is soon to be released on Blu Ray and DVD. But because today is the day where CM Punk celebrates his 365th day of being the WWE Champion.
Who would’ve ever thought that we would’ve be saying this and celebrating this for CM Punk. The man who has to be one of the most hardest working superstars in pro wrestling today. Punk is currently #8 on the all time list with superstars who are longest reigning titles title holders, passing none other than Hulk Hogan.
For anyone that is a ling time CM Punk fan, dating back to his days while wrestling with IWA Mid South, Ring of Honor, Total Non-Stop Action, Ohio Valley Wrestling and finally World Wrestling Entertainment, it must be absolutely astonishing being able to be one of the few fans who have followed his career. Even with the ups and downs that occurred within his early years in WWE, the future at times looked grim, but Punk has unlimited perseverance which lead him to the top of the mountain, where he is now.
Paul Heyman organized a well deserved 1 year celebration on tonight’s Raw for the WWE Champion. Heyman started the celebration with an astonishing introduction of the champion. There was also a board signifying the top 10 wrestlers to hold the title the longest
1.) Bruno Sammartino
2.) Bob Backlund
3.) Hulk Hogan
4.) Bruno Sammartino
5.) Pedro Morales
6.) John Cena
7.) Randy Savage
8.) CM PUNK
9.) Hulk Hogan
Heyman and Punk did an incredible job drawing insurmountable heat to themselves as Punk strung on with pontificating how superior he is to all talent. However, Ryback would take issue with the celebration as he made his way to the ring, but was cut off once again by the NXT guys. Tyler Black, Dean Ambrose and them. Just like last night Ryback was put through a table and Punk stands victorious.
There is still much more to the story about these men, only time will tell when we know. But in the meantime, we have a WWE Champion that has his sights set on holding that WWE Championship for 2,800 days plus. And If I were Bruno Sammartino, I would keep a close eye on Punk. He looks ready.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer For Rant Sports