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WWE NOC '12: Punk will have the biggest match of h

Much has been made of CM Punk 's nearly 10-month WWE Championshipreign. Most have pointed out that, while it has been a lengthy one, it has constantly been in the shadow of World Wrestling Entertainment's resident "golden boy," John Cena . Others have pointed out that Daniel Bryan, Kane , and Chris Jericho, while all great, are nowhere near the quality of opponentthat great champions of the past have been challenged by.

Sunday, CM Punk has the chance to quiet all his doubters as he defends the WWE title against the aforementioned Cena .

These two men have done battle before with great results, winning theprestigious "Match of the Year" award in 2011 for their emotional Money inthe Bank title bout. Prior to that match,Punk was riding a wave of fan interest as he was fresh off the shoot promo that would change the course of his career. It wasthe match that solidified his spot as one of the top stars in the industry.

As Night of Champions approaches over a year later, he faces a situation where he has to prove that his title reign is legit. No longer can he be relied upon to steal the show in the third match from the top.Now, there are loftyexpectations not just from fans but from management as he faces the top star in the industry in a match that willeither make or break what is, at best, an underwhelming card.

John Cena excels in these situations. Hehas made a career out of performing up to the pressurized situation. Punk, to his credit, rarely disappoints. Sundaynight, he will have to exceed expectations, reach back into his bag oftricks and pull out another career-defining performance, just as he did a year agoin his hometown of Chicago.

A "very good" match will not be good enough. To have another"really good" matchin a long line of them during his current title reign will not bring the validation CM Punk's title reign is in need of. Just as he had to prove himself against Cena in 2011, he must do it again one year later.

His fans believe he can. Management behind the scenes believe he can. And,most importantly, Punk believes he can.

Now, he just has to do it.

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