Although WWE put on quite a few solid pay-per-view (PPV) events in 2013, featuring a ton of quality wrestling, the "Match of the Year" occurred on the Feb. 25 episode of Monday Night Raw when John Cena met CM Punk with a shot at The Rock's WWE championship at WrestleMania 29 on the line.
The match went some 25 minutes and featured both men pulling out all the stops to get it over. That includes Punk going against company rules and hitting a piledriver towards the end, a move that has been banned for some time now.
It was worth his getting reprimanded.
Instead of attempting to continue putting into words how great the match was, why don't you just go ahead and watch it for yourself:
Here are the full results of our poll:
- CM Punk vs. John Cena, Raw (61 votes)
- Antonio Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn, NXT (46 votes)
- CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar, SummerSlam (42 votes)
- John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan, SummerSlam (39 votes)
- CM Punk vs. Undertaker, WrestleMania 29 (32 votes)
- CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Rhodes Bros & Usos vs. Wyatt Family & The Shield, Raw (14 votes)
- Team Hell No & Undertaker vs. The Shield, Raw (10 votes)