In a recent ESPN.com interview, WWE champion CM Punk addressed why he thinks Chris Jericho has never been “The Man” for WWE in the past 12 years.
“There’s always, I think, somebody that has overshadowed him. I guess an argument can be made that John Cena is still ‘The Man.’ But, the numbers don’t lie with merchandising, ratings, and everything else. We’re not trying to hotshot the title around or play hot potato with it. We’re giving people a champion they can believe in. And Jericho was never really that guy. He was never really, I guess, the ambassador John Cena has been and that I’ve been lately.”