Curtain Jerker 2/26/13: Punk/Cena

13 Submitted by on Tue, 26 February 2013, 08:00

A real simple question to start the day.

In 20 years of Monday Night Raw, is Punk vs. Cena the greatest match in Raw history?

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13 Responses to "Curtain Jerker 2/26/13: Punk/Cena"
  1. The Gold Standard says:

    Was it the best ever? No…however it was a good match. Punk (and the road agents) got some moves out of Cena.

  2. Rory says:

    I’d say the Angle/Benoit cage match from 11/06/2001 was top, there’s also the HBK/Angle ironman match from 03/10/2005 and the Flair/Perfect match from 25/01/1993 to consider. It was a great match though.

  3. Tyler says:

    No but it was good

  4. Alan says:

    Let’s also not forget the awesome Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect “Loser Leaves Town” match on the third episode of Raw. Also the never released on DVD Cena-Michaels Iron Man Match from ’05. Cena-Punk is the third greatest match in Raw history. That’s my Top 3.

  5. Down With OPC says:

    I haven’t watched it yet, but I still hold Michaels/Benjamin in top regard.

  6. Brandon says:

    Punk and Cena is pretty high up there with me as well, along with the Michaels-Cena Ironman from April 07, Rock-Mankind from January 99, and Lita-Trish from December 04.

  7. CaptainRon says:

    I’d definitely rank it high up there. The Jericho & [STEVIE RICHARDS] vs. Austin & HHH was amazing. Definitely one of the best TV matches I’ve seen in 30+ years of watching wrestling.

  8. Jeremy from Harrisburg says:

    Probably not the best ever, but best in a loooooooooong time.

  9. BigPoppaNasty says:

    The thing that was missing from making Cena/Punk the greatest match in Raw’s history was simple. Jim Ross wasn’t calling the match. If JR was calling the match, it probably would have gone to yet another level. For now, I’d put it up with the best of them, but not quite above Cena/HBK.

  10. John Rike says:

    Nope, the greatest match in the history of RAW is Cena vs Michaels. Kinda of a amazing that Cena got decent matches out of guys as overrated as HBK and Punk

  11. Sir Thomas says:

    I wouldn’t say the best in the last TWENTY years, but definitely the best in the last two or three.

  12. Steele says:

    I think so.

    If not the greatest, it’s in the top three, and it all depends on what you want in a match.

    It’s not the Raw match I most enjoyed, but I think if I cared more about Punk or Cena, I’d have called it the best. And since anything else I can think of that I liked better had at least one wrestler I absolutely loved in it… Yes, yes I think it was the best.

  13. Justin Ballard says:

    It’s probably an all-time RAW top-ten match. I’d include, in some order, the Angle-Benoit cage match, Austin/HHH vs. Benoit/Jericho, Angle-HBK Iron Man, Cena-HBK from England, Bryan-Ziggler from 2010, Owen-Bulldog for the Euro Title, Rock/Foley/Rikishi/Too Cool vs. DX/Radicals from 2000, and Punk-Cena. There’s a top 8 anyway.

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