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John Cena's Greatest Rivalries DVD the latest example of CM Punk being scrubbed from WWE history has released the content listing for John Cena: Greatest Rivalries, a DVD set due from WWE on October 20th.

It looks like a good sampling of the champ's feuds over the last decade plus of his reign atop pro wrestling's most prominent cards, and should provide nice bang for your buck if you're a fan - or at least a connoisseur of "big game Jern", where he busts his ass to work great matches against big name opponents under the brighest spotlights, like myself.

There were three names I immediately thought of when I clicked on WrestlingDVDNews' link for the list.  While I was pleasantly surprised to be reminded of his early program with Eddie Guerrero, his work with Batista at the end of The Animal's initial run with the company and his phenomenal series of matches with Shawn Michaels, it was still a shock to see only two of the three names I expected to see on the initial list.  Edge and Randy Orton are there, but you have to scroll down to the Blu-Ray exclusive extras to see CM Punk's name.

And it's not just that the Best in the World is relegated to the bonus features.  We don't know what's discussed on the interview segments, but based on the matches picked, it's probably not the Summer of 2011 where Punk's challenge of Cena brought a ton of new and lapsed fans to the product and kicked off the so-called Reality Era.

Their Raw match from February of 2013 was a classic, but to include a random free television bout from 2009 where the then-Straight Edge Society leader was basically enhancement talent for the Cenation head instead of their five-star match at Money in the Bank?

Maybe I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill here, but it seems to me that not including what many of us thought was, or at least should have been, the defining feud of a generation is more evidence of there not being a peaceful settlement to the Punk/WWE divorce anywhere on the horizon.

Check out the DVD contents and let us know what you think below.


Book of Knowledge

Number One Contender's Tournament Match for WWE Championship
John Cena vs. Eddie Guerrero
SmackDown • April 3, 2003

Chicken Soup

Parking Lot Brawl
John Cena vs. Eddie Guerrero
SmackDown • September 11, 2003

Honed My Craft

OVW Championship Match
Prototype vs. Leviathan
Ohio Valley Wrestling • February 23, 2002

Different Dynamic

WWE Championship Last Man Standing Match
John Cena vs. Batista
Extreme Rules • April 25, 2010

Special Individual

John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels
RAW • April 23, 2007

Learned So Much

John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels
RAW • March 10, 2008



WWE Championship Match
John Cena vs. Randy Orton
SummerSlam • August 26, 2007

Brought out the Best

John Cena vs. Randy Orton
RAW • February 10, 2014


WWE Championship Match
John Cena vs. JBL
WrestleMania 21 • April 3, 2005


John Cena vs. JBL
RAW • June 9, 2008

Talk you into Building

"You're Fired! Match" for the WWE Championship
John Cena vs. Chris Jericho
RAW • August 22, 2005

Gave Me a Chance

World Heavyweight Championship Match
John Cena vs. Chris Jericho
Survivor Series • November 23, 2008


Old Shoe

WWE Championship Match
John Cena vs. Edge
RAW • October 2, 2006

Who Am I ?

World Heavyweight Championship (Last Man Standing)
John Cena vs. Edge
Backlash • April 26, 2009

Measuring Stick

WWE Championship Match
John Cena vs. Triple H
WrestleMania 22 • April 2, 2006


John Cena vs. Triple H
RAW • October 19, 2009

Global Phenomenon

John Cena & The Rock Q&A
RAW • March 25, 2013


WWE Championship Match
John Cena vs. The Rock
WrestleMania XXIX • April 7, 2013


Underlying Passion

John Cena vs. CM Punk
RAW • November 23, 2009

Trying To Do My Job

Number One Contender's Match (WWE Championship)
John Cena vs. CM Punk
RAW • February 25, 2013

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