A debate between me and my friends - who is right?
I remember Punk being very over before the pipebomb ever happened. He was given a run (albeit short) with the World Title and the crowd popped big for him cashing in MITB. He was scheduled to win both the 2008 and 2011 Royal Rumble matches before plans changed. He was the face of the ECW brand. IC and Tag Team Champ.
My friends believe that the pipebomb is when people started to get behind Punk but I don’t agree. It was the momentum shifter to get WWE behind him more but he already had that fan base.