Punk has always been in it for himself. Sure, he has done wonders, such as helping out Joey Mercury when he could have left him dry, but he's still a "Me, Me, Me" guy. And I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but don't try to play us as if you're walking away due to the guys of the past taking main event spots from the current guys. People tend to get lost in the whole "indie/underdog" story that they turn a blind eye. Whenever you hear about a guy like Cena who looks out for or actually helps an up and comer backstage, it's always "Cena's a kiss ass and he's only doing it to keep his spot or image." Then when Punk do it, "He cares about the little guy because he was also the little guy." Bullshit. Despite your feelings about one's talent compared to another, if you're going to call someone out on something while commend another for the same thing, then you are a bullshit artist.
I do think Batista coming back and automatically getting a spot in the main event is bullshit, but Punk had more than enough time in that spot. And NO, he didn't get buried by The Rock, Cena, Kane or whoever. There's no such thing as being buried if you are a multiple champion. Chill with that.