The 50 greatest WWE Championship Matches ever!

#39 CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho: Extreme Rules (April 29, 2012)

The rivalry between WWE Champion CM Punk and Chris Jericho became very personal after Y2J repeatedly insulted The Straight Edge Superstar’s family. Even though Punk defeated him at WrestleMania XXVIII, Jericho continued with his tirades. To end things once and for all, Punk decided to dish out a little justice, Chicago style, in the rematch.

The heated rivals faced off again at Extreme Rules in a Chicago Street Fight. The WWE Champion’s family got a measure of retribution early on, as Punk’s sister delivered a hard slap to Jericho’s face. Jericho would not be denied, however, as he mocked Punk’s straight-edge beliefs by pouring beer on the WWE Champion.

Y2J thought he could win the title if he exposed the steel turnbuckle. Unfortunately, Punk was able to send Jericho face first into the cold steel before hitting him with a devastating Go to Sleep to win the bout and end their bitter rivalry. — B.M.

Witness The Second City Saint return home to fight Jericho