A matter of respect

July 23, 2012

On the momentous 1,000th episode of Raw, CM Punk controversially assaults The Rock, an act that would mark the beginning of his bitter quest for respect. Claiming that neither his colleagues in the WWE locker room nor the WWE Universe paid him the proper homage, The Straight Edge Superstar ultimately joins forces with ECW mastermind Paul Heyman to ensure that none would overlook his accolades. Punk’s WWE Title supremacy would eclipse even John Cena’s 380-day reign from 2006 to 2007, making The Second City Saint the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era.

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