Straight off of his first Money In The Bank win the straight edge superstar seemed to be well on his way to cementing his place amongst The Raw elite as he defeated Edge to become the Worlds Champion and ensure Raw had a Major title on it's brand as HHH had been drafted over to smackdown holding the WWE strap. [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXJrDa2qoT4[/yt] Punk cashes in on Edge to secure his first World title reign. Later on in the same night he would defend successfully against former WWE champion John Bradshaw Layfield, he was off to a good start as the fighting babyface Champion. Sadly this was as far as young Punk would go and it was nothing but down hill from there. He defended against the ever popular Dave Batista at the Great American Bash, neither man showed signs of a heel turn and young Punk wasn't ready to clash with the leviathan [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4LeTG5NPyk[/yt] [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DypQxzsVpnI[/yt] This was sadly the beginning of a very dull reign for Punk, he was never made to feel like a main event player. He didn't even lose the belt, he simply forefitted after a backstage attack by Orton. [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_Ak-S9ipg[/yt] So why did they push Punk to the title only to give him such a meh reign? He got decent responses but it's like there was no plan with him during this reign, he felt secondary.