CM Punk Recalls John Cena Rivalry, Says 'enjoyed Working With Him'

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CM Punk opened up about his famous rivalry with John Cena and how both of them were comfortable working with each other. His WWE title reign lasted for 434 days

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:
CM Punk

CM Punk was one of the most entertaining wrestlers in WWE. He was also one of the best technical wrestlers as well. It seems that CM Punk had the skills to not only entertain the crowd but also to win their hearts which he had done successfully in the early 2010s when he was on his way to greatness. However, all was not well for CM Punk as he parted ways with WWE after Royal Rumble 2014 due to his differences with the company and on top of it all, not enjoying a good relationship with the boss Vince McMahon. CM Punk, whose real name is Phillip Jack Brookes has been a two-time WWE Champion, three-time World Heavyweight Champion, and ECW Championship once. Punk has talked about his relationship with WWE megastar John Cena during their famous rivalry in 2011.

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CM Punk talks about John Cena

In an interview to a publication, CM Punk opened up about what it was working with John Cena during his time in WWE. Punk spoke about their famous rivalry of 2011. CM Punk said that he had always liked working with John Cena again because it was easy. 'The Best In The World' then hailed Cena by saying that the 16-time world champion was in a position where he was almost kind of glad somebody else came in and forcibly like took the reins. 'The Voice Of The Voiceless' then added that John Cena was stoked that he didn't have to be that guy directing traffic and he let him do whatever he wanted to. According to CM Punk that is the reason they could work really well. 

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CM Punk's glorious years in WWE

CM Punk had a dream run in 2011 and 2012 when he was associated with WWE. He beat John Cena at Punk's own backyard in Chicago, Illinois to win the WWE Championship. At the same time, Punk's catchphrase 'Best In The World' had also become famous back then. Later that year, CM Punk beat Alberto Del Rio to win his third WWE Championship. It was a title reign which lasted for 434 days and is the sixth-longest reign in WWE Championship history. CM Punk also won the Superstar Of The Year Award in 2011 and Wrestler Of The Year Award in 2011 and 2012 respectively. He was also WWE's 19th Triple Crown Champion and the fastest to achieve this feat, in 203 days.

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