My remark was a joke, thats why I had a wink at the end ;)
I like Punk, glad he's had a long reign, hope they don't strip it off him, isn't there a 30 day defence rule?
Not quite sure I would deem it an "accomplishment", it's more of an "honor" to be chosen to represent the company. It's even moreso in the current era. The sad thing is, it won't shut the Cena haters up one bit even though it's been partially done by WWE to say "Look, see? We don't just push John Cena! We have other guys we're behind too!". Where they go wrong is by constantly spouting "Beating Cena's title run-this" and "Cena-that" which sort of takes the focus off Punk and makes him share the forefront of peoples minds with Cena. Can we stop talking about beating Cena now please and move on to whoever is next?
Well, to me its honestly no big deal. Why? Well, most heels who were champions for a long time were strong heels who used cheap tricks sometimes, but mostly devastated their opponents (Yokozuna comes to mind, or Bob Backlund with the 'undefeatable' chicken wing crossface).
Now Punk on the other hand weaseled and cheated his way through the biggest part of his championship reign. I dont remember if he defeated anyone clean the last 5 to 6 months, he always had help or he cheated.
That makes him look weak. And that is how people will remember his title reign. The champ who survived day by day just with cheap tricks. And to me its not understandable. He is definitely a good wrestler (even tho also definitely not as good as all the Punk marks make him). He could produce heat without those things just with his promos.
As of now, he is just being build to finally be 'punished' for all his cheating, because thats wrestling business, the cheap guy always gets punished in the end.
That was his Gimmick. And to be honest, i feel for Flair as i do for Punk. I never understood the hype about him Flair was weak, yes, and he looked like an old fart already in the early 90's. His promos sucked big time, he couldnt talk for shit, and all he ever did was wooo wooo. And whenever Flair was a heel champion he was only champ to promote guys like Hogan or Warrior to take the title away from him.
Yes, i do remember Flair mainly as a coward, and the fact that he has so many titles is a sad joke, cause he simply wasnt that good.
Punks gimmick is 'the best in the world' and right now the only thing where he shows he is the best in the world in is running away and hiding behind others.