This day in Pro Wrestling history - 20th November
What did the Pro Wrestling world have in store for its Superstars and fans on this day?
Five years back on this day, John Cena and the Rock would continue the buildup to their eagerly anticipated match at Wrestlemania 28 by teaming up in the main event of Survivor Series. Also on the same PPV, one fan favourite would rise to become the company’s top man whereas another would decide to walk away.
Two years later, a WWE Diva would get arrested for the most mundane of reasons – Read on to see what CM Punk, John Morrison and Kaitlyn did on November 20th that made the date so memorable for them.
#1 CM Punk begins his reign – November 20th, 2011
2011 was the summer of Punk and despite questionable booking decisions arresting his momentum, CM Punk had a chance on the November 20th Survivor Series PPV to capture the WWE Championship and to establish himself as the top babyface in the company.
His opponent was Alberto Del Rio who had cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on Punk to win the title a couple of months back.
Punk would use the Anaconda Vice to pick up the submission victory and started his legendary title reign. He would hold on to the title for a record 434 days, the longest since Hulk Hogan held the title for four years in the 1980s.
Punk would have classic matches with the likes of John Cena, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler during his time at the top before losing his title to the Rock at the 2013 Royal Rumble.