CM Punk became the new #1 contender to the WWE Title on tonight's three-hour RAW from Baltimore, Maryland. Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to win the contendership.
Punk will apparently face John Cena for the WWE Title at July's Money in the Bank pay-per-view from his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
On RAW tonight, Punk says that night, July 17th, will be historic for himself and WWE because he will defeat Cena for the WWE Title. Punk acknowledged on RAW that is also the night where his contract with WWE is coming to an end. Punk says when the 17th is up, he is leaving WWE, and is leaving with the WWE Title.
The heel threatening to leave the company with the strap? Gold (no pun intended). The thing I had not realized was that this PPV is being held in CM Punk's hometown of Chicago. That could very well make for a Cena/RVD at One Night Stand type of vibe. I'm kind of surprised they are going this route to be honest because I believe this crowd will eat up Punk and heel the crap out of Cena.