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Every WWE title holder when CM Punk last wrestled: Where are they now?

Danny Hart
EXPERT COLUMNIST
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Published 19 Nov 2019, 20:19 IST
19 Nov 2019, 20:19 IST

AJ Lee held the Divas Championship when CM Punk left WWE
AJ Lee held the Divas Championship when CM Punk left WWE

When CM Punk walked out on WWE in January 2014, the wrestling landscape looked very different to how it is today.

Back then, WWE only had five main-roster titles – it now has 10 – and every Superstar had the ability to appear on both RAW and SmackDown on a weekly basis.

Nowadays, hardly two weeks go by without a title changing hands on one of WWE’s shows, which is something that will inevitably be discussed at some point during Punk’s appearances on FS1 show WWE Backstage.

There has been a lot of talk recently about Punk’s return to WWE programming and his possible in-ring future, but it is worth remembering how the company looked at the time that he made his acrimonious exit after the 2014 Royal Rumble.

With that in mind, let’s take a trip down memory lane to find out what WWE’s five Champions at the time of Punk’s departure are doing now in 2019.


#5 Big E Langston (Intercontinental Champion)

In October 2013, Big E Langston turned face for the first time on the main roster when he helped even up the numbers by aligning with CM Punk in his battle against Curtis Axel and Ryback.

Three weeks later, the former NXT Champion defeated Axel on an episode of RAW to win the Intercontinental Championship – a title he would go on to hold for the next 167 days before losing it to Bad News Barrett at Extreme Rules 2014.

Where is Big E Langston in 2019?

Now known simply as Big E, the former Intercontinental Champion has established himself as one of the most entertaining WWE Superstars of his generation since joining forces with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods to form The New Day in 2014.

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A seven-time WWE Tag Team Champion, Big E is almost certain to be inducted into the Hall of Fame one day alongside his fellow New Day members.

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:05 IST
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