3 Best CM Punk Matches
CM Punk is regarded by many as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of his era--in fact, some would argue of all time. Irrespective of whether you happen to love his anti-hero persona or hate his guts for whatever reason, it'd be hard to deny that Punk has carved a unique niche for himself in the sports-entertainment business.
While Punk has lately been busy with his MMA career--competing in the UFC on two separate occasions--the professional wrestling world eagerly awaits the time when The Voice of the Voiceless finally chooses to lace up the wrestling boots again. Besides, although Punk has stated that he doesn't really intend to stage a comeback to pro-wrestling, if Bret Hart could return to the WWE years after the Montreal Screwjob, Punk could very well return to the wrestling business again--albeit probably with a company other than WWE.
In honor of one of the all-time-greats of wrestling, today, we take a look at the 3 best CM Punk matches of all time...
#3 CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy: SummerSlam 2009
Jeff Hardy entered the 2009 edition of WWE SummerSlam as the World Heavyweight Champion, however, it would be CM Punk who'd walk out the new holder of the big gold belt. Punk defeated Hardy in what many consider to be one of the most brutal matches in WWE history.
Hardy memorably performed a death-defying Swanton Bomb on Punk from atop one of the tallest ladders available--crashing through the announcer's table and utterly annihilating not only Punk, but also himself. Somehow, the two managed to drag their battered bodies back into the ring and climbed up a ladder which was set in the middle of the ring--looking to retrieve the World Heavyweight title which was suspended above the ring owing to the match being contested under the "ladder match" stipulation.
This was a match which featured both Superstars fighting tooth and nail--as the fans went wild for the insane, high-flying action as well as highly-physical brawls that took place over the duration of this amazing matchup. In the end, Punk and Hardy battled atop the ladder in the middle of the ring--with Punk throwing his opponent off the ladder and retrieving the title...However, Punk would then be attacked and Choke-slammed by The Undertaker to close out the show...