WWE Lists John Cena’s Top 10 Greatest Opponents, Acknowledges CM Punk’s “Untimely Departure”

Nick Paglino

john cenaWWE.com has posted a new article listing John Cena’s Top 10 opponents, and below are the top 5. Also included, is WWE’s description of CM Punk, who is listed at #6.

“It takes a bold, bold man to call himself The Best in the World without any hint of showmanship to it. CM Punk was nothing if not bold. The self-appointed heir apparent to Cena as the face of professional wrestling, Punk’s agitation over being passed over festered into an earth-shattering “pipe bomb” that took Cena, the McMahons, and the institution of sports-entertainment itself to task. He then promptly won Cena’s WWE Title and gallivanted off into retirement, but you probably don’t need Wikipedia to know The Straight Edge Superstar couldn’t stay away for long. He eventually came back to further challenge Cena’s dominance and beat him more often than not. These two were having classic matches for years after that initial clash. Perhaps the greatest disappointment in Punk’s untimely departure is knowing they definitely had a few more in them.”

5. The Rock
4. Batista
3. Brock Lesnar
2. Edge
1. Randy Orton

Paglino: I think WWE hit the nail right on the head with Edge and Randy Orton at #2 and #1, respectively, and a case could definitely be made for Edge in the #1 spot.

It reminds me of the classic return promo Edge cut on Cena shortly after he retired. Check it out in the video below, it’s worth a re-watch and is a must-watch if you’ve never seen it before:

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