During the final moments of tonight’s Monday Night RAW, the WWE superstar, whose contract expires in a couple of weeks, sat down at top of the ramp and let loose with a scorching “worked shoot” tirade that laid waste to everyone from Hulk Hogan to Vince McMahon.
CM Punk said he had a few things he wanted to get off his chest before he leaves the company.
Punk “broke the fourth wall”, which means he supposedly crossed that line you’re not supposed to cross in professional wrestling, where you bring the real world into wrestling’s staged fights and worked matches.
CM Punk said that, as he reached for more and more of Vince McMahon’s “brass rings”, he began to realize that they were just that, and that he would never be able to reach his full potential in WWE.
He said it was due to the fact that he wasn’t as good an ass kisser as John Cena, Hulk Hogan, or “Dwayne”…a reference to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
He said that fact that “Dwayne” is in the main event at next year’s WrestleMania instead of himself makes him sick.
He reiterated that he would beat John Cena for the WWE Championship at the next pay-per-view and leave with the title, and perhaps bring it to New Japan or to Ring of Honor (ROH). He then gave a shout out to his close friend in ROH, Colt Cabana.
Just mentioning those other promotions on WWE is unheard of!
Punk wasn’t thought yet, though. He said that Vince McMahon is a millionaire who should be a billionaire, but isn’t because he basically surrounds himself with “glad-handed, nonsensical” yes-men.
He said he can only hope that the company will be better off once Vince is dead, but he knows it won’t be because it will still be run by his “idiotic” daughter (Stephanie McMahon) and his “doofus” son-in-law (Triple H).
Just as Punk was about to expose the truth behind WWE’s recent anti-bullying campaign, his mic was cut off.
Wow. Just wow.
Of course, WWE wasted no time playing up this angle, immediately posting on WWE.com that Punk had been “suspended indefinitely.”
Raw’s abrupt conclusion Monday night was not due to technical difficulties. The decision to suddenly end the broadcast in that manner was made by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who gave this quote to WWE.com:
‘CM Punk was suspended indefinitely for his unprofessional conduct as soon as Raw went off the air.’
With his WWE contract expiring on July 17, one can only assume that this suspension effectively terminates CM Punk’s tenure with WWE.
This angle is amazingly well done. Michael Cole has even already announced the suspension at the taping for next week’s RAW, which is ongoing as we speak.
I can’t wait to see how they bring Punk back for his final match against John Cena.
It will be a travesty when he leaves WWE, but at least he’s going out on top.
Check out CM Punk’s epic rant below.