Many of CM Punk's rivalries are historic and monumental. They will be remembered for decades and we will show our children and our children's children the "voice of the voiceless." From John Cena, to Daniel Bryan, to The Undertaker, CM Punk was part of some of the best and passionate storylines in wrestling history.
When he was motivated, there weren't many superstars who could compete with CM Punk. Regardless if it was cutting a promo or main eventing a pay per view, Punk was often at the top of his game. However, like many wrestlers, it's hard to get motivated for a story or a match that isn't going anywhere.
Sadly, for every John Cena or Daniel Bryan storyline, there's a storyline at the opposite side of the spectrum. Many of these entries are actually decent wrestlers who have improved their craft through years of practice, but I put them on this list because of their status when they were working with Punk. Even though The Miz has improved by leaps and bounds, he was awful when feuding with Punk, so he's on the list.
Let's take a look at the top 15 worst wrestlers that CM Punk had to work with.
15 15. Kane
14 14. Big Daddy V
13 13. R-Truth
CM Punk never had a real program against R-Truth, but still faced off against him a multitude of times throughout his tenure. Most famously, Truth and Punk interacted the most when The Miz and Truth were randomly catapulted to the top echelon of heels. Truth and Miz attacked Punk at a couple of pay per views, which culminated in a tag team match at Vengeance 2011 that Truth and Miz won, due to interference from Kevin Nash. Yes, that actually happened in 2011.
12 12. Big Show
CM Punk didn't have a lot of interactions with the Big Show in his career, which is a bit of surprise. The Big Show usually works with everybody for at least a couple months, but that wasn't the case here. At SummerSlam, he unmasked Punk and defeated The Straight Edge Society when Punk left the match like a coward and the rest of the Society got crushed. If you're wondering why Punk was wearing a mask, it was because he wanted to hide his baldness. Genius.
11 11. The Miz
Here's a popular entry for just about anybody's "worst wrestler" list. Although The Miz has improved substantially in recent years, his early time with WWE and ECW were rough, making him an easy punching bag for fans. His look was stupid, his hair was stupid, and although he had that "I want to punch him in the head" aura, fans still didn't care about him. He was still better than all of the New Breed though!
10 10. Mark Henry
These two wrestled sporadically through Punk's WWE career, but never had a full program together. They would often be in multi-man matches against each other until early April of 2012. On the 2nd and 9th of the month, Punk lost to Henry via count-out and disqualification. Of course, Punk still remained the titleholder.
9 9. Hardcore Holly
8 8. Ryback
7 7. Marcus Cor Von
6 6. Mike Knox
5 5. Elijah Burke
4 4. Curtis Axel
3 3. Kevin Thorn
2 2. Alberto Del Rio
1 1. Matt Striker
Somehow Matt Striker gave CM Punk his second singles loss in WWE. What the heck is wrong with the front office? Why on earth would Matt Striker get to reap the benefits of beating a guy who jad been cleaning house and racking up wins? Punk was a unique star and who was fed to a guy with a gimmick as a teacher. I know this is a list of mostly bad wrestlers, but Matt Striker takes the cake and tries to teach it algebra. Was there ever a time where Matt Striker got a reaction? I don't think so. After losing to him in a singles match, this feud kept going with the additions of some ECW originals and some New Breed dorks. Luckily the originals won and Punk was finally able to rid himself of these lapel-riders.
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