When one of the most iconic WWE superstars - CM Punk - left the company weeks before its main event, it left a gaping hole in the short and long term.
The 'Best in the World' was unimpressed about the plan to face Triple H at Wrestlemania XXX as Punk did not have a title opportunity and hence was absent from primetime billing.
And it's highly unlikely that the man from Chicago will return soon.
When Brock Lesnar surprisingly ended The Undertaker's streak last Sunday, part of Punk would surely have been devastated considering he was so close to stunning the WWE universe in last year's meeting with the Deadman.
A former 'Paul Heyman guy', the past Nexus leader has been embroiled in tussles with Lesnar, The Wyatt family and The Shield in recent months, far away from winning anything around his waist.
He has a right to be disillusioned considering the straight-edged superstar held the sparkling WWE belt for 434 days.
This incredible run appeared to end his past frustrations at being overlooked by the company, after he was forced to vacate the World Heavyweight belt following Randy Orton's backstage assault.
The Viper's knee to the skull confirmed Punk's fear that he wasn't seen as a primetime performer, evident by his infamous 'pipebomb' where he ripped into Vince McMahon in the last Raw show before his match against John Cena.
Punk threatened to walk out of the company if he won the WWE title at Money in the Bank (2011). After defeating Cena, he got a lucrative deal after his contract was about to expire.
His fabulous speed and trash-talking are irreplaceable. Nobody has been this good with a microphone in years. Punk would've fitted in perfectly with the Attitude Era, drawing comparisons to the popular 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.
Of course, Punk would never share a beer with the Texan Rattlesnake, but his confrontational style mixed with a ability to get the crowd's side against McMahon made him a vital employee.
Reintroducing a unified champion has had a negative impact on Punk, among other superstars, with Batista's return and one fewer high-profile match at PPVs perhaps causing the 35-year-old's exit.
Whether you liked him or not, Punk's charisma and sensational presence in the WWE were crucial for the fans watching and interacting through social media.
Batista and other wrestlers simply cannot have the same powerful effect as Punk did with wrestling fanatics. Perhaps he wishes he was born ten years earlier, where he could have stood toe-to-toe with Stone Cold.
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