Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Cena and Punk WWE Title Reigns
CM Punk and John Cena both walked into SummerSlam with a claim to the WWE Title. The winner of their match was to be crowned "the undisputed WWE champion." That brings up an interesting point that is currently being discussed on A1. How do you count CM Punk's WWE title reigns?
There are two schools of thought on this.
One side says that Punk rolled into SS as the WWE Champion and won the undisputed WWE title so he is now a two-time WWE champion.
The other says that Punk's reign began at Money in the Bank and his defeat of Cena simply clarified who the undisputed WWE champion was. In that scenario CM Punk has one reign as WWE champion.
My take? I am in the second camp. I think that both men came to SummerSlam with claims to the title. The winner of the match simply solidified his claim. They did not win another title or begin another title reign. It was simply an extension of the reign that started at Money in the Bank or on RAW.
I love discussions like this. If you're interested in hearing more about these two perspectives then go check out this thread on A1-Wrestling.com.
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