How WWE Handled CM Punk Chants To Open Monday Night Raw

WWE opened this week's episode of Monday Night Raw from the Allstate State Arena in Chicago, Illinois by playing the "Cult of Personality" theme music of CM Punk. Paul Heyman came out to the music and cut a worked shoot promo where he tied it into Brock Lesnar's Wrestlemania XXX with The Undertaker. I live Tweeted the opening segment and will include it below:

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Brock Lesnar came out and cut a promo on Undertaker. Mark Henry, who Lesnar wrote off television a couple months ago, came out and Lesnar destroyed him.

  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    Smart way of handling the situation, and poor Mark Henry, he deserves better, can’t they do it to Batista instead?

    • Patrick

      I know and agree how can Mark Henry be taken seriously as a threat when ever he is a heel but always gets taken out as a babyface. Henry deserves better.

  • bryan

    I still think he may be there. If Im wrong Ill eat my words and admit I was wrong. I just think they wouldnt have teased it if there wasnt more to the story.

    • bryan

      Since DB vs Batista is coming up next instead of closing the show I feel pretty confident that Im right. They need something huge to close the show…ie; Punk returning.

  • Rayner Chee-bai

    Mark Henry is Lesnar’s dinner. Since he’s The Next Big Thing in 2002 til’ now..poor Mark Henry

  • BIG M

    Ladies and Gentlemen here is a prime example of cheap heat.

  • kingdook24

    Paul Heyman is one of my favorites, has been one of my favorites for a long time. This man simply can tell a story. I watch RAW with my nephews all the time and they always ask me, “why do I like Heyman? He’s a bad guy.” I tell them because Heyman makes stories believable. My favorite storyline last year was the Punk/Heyman rivalry because they mixed real life with storyline, and when you can pull that off – it’s magic.

    Lesnar is not the best talker in the world. He’s has the look & demeanor of a heel but when he talks, he doesn’t sound like a heel – Lesnar is very soft spoken, IMO – and the fact Heyman is his mouthpiece makes this combination perfect.

    I don’t know if Heyman’s pipebomb was scripted, or he was free to say what he wanted – it may have been a little of both. I believe the things he said about Punk when he was catered to the fans as a face were from the heart. I believe Heyman, not the character Heyman of course, truly does miss Punk & seeing him perform. Whenever Punk does come back or if he ever does, I can’t wait for the pipebomb.

  • Clint

    am I the only one that feels the twitter posts are irrelevant?