On his last night in WWE, the calculating and determined CM Punk challenges WWE Champion John Cena at Money in the Bank, emanating from his hometown of Chicago. Not only does Punk intend to humble The Champ and the entire WWE Universe with a decisive final victory on July 17, but leave WWE with its most coveted prize fastened around his waist.
After defeating his longtime nemesis Rey Mysterio at Capitol Punishment, The Second City Savior performed what he called “the most honest thing the WWE Universe has ever seen” by brazenly and vehemently demanded a WWE Title Match with The Champ at the second annual Money in the Bank event. However, Raw’s General Manager wasn’t too keen on having his authority overstepped, and placed The Straight Edge Superstar in a Triple Threat Match that forced Punk to earn the No. 1 contendership he boldly claimed to already possess.
In a Falls Count Anywhere Match, its stipulation chosen by the WWE Universe, Punk overcame both Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio to earn the right to challenge Cena at Chicago’s Allstate Arena. Following that momentous victory, the New Nexus leader revealed that his WWE contract will expire that very night in the Windy City, vowing to end his career in WWE as its champion.
Never truly seeing eye to eye, Cena and Punk have clashed numerous times in the past, but this bout might prove to be their most bombastic encounter yet. With Cenation behind him, can The Champ overcome the devious Punk in his hometown? Or will The Second City Savior leave Chicago – and WWE – with his first WWE Championship? To find out, tune in to WWE Money in the Bank, July 17, only on pay-per-view.