WWE World Heavyweight Championship - CM Punk

July 17, 2011 - August 14, 2011

With his contract expiring at midnight, CM Punk shocked the entire world and defeated John Cena to capture the WWE Championship in his hometown of Chicago. An irate Mr. McMahon called for Raw's Money in the Bank winner, Alberto Del Rio, to immediately challenge the new champion. Instead, Del Rio was met with a kick to the head by The Second City Savior, who exited through the Chicago crowd with the WWE Championship as Mr. McMahon helplessly watched.

While mired in controversy that would permanently resonate in WWE, CM Punk's victory made him only the third Superstar in history to hold each the ECW, World Heavyweight and WWE Titles.

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