In case you’ve been living under a rock, Punk went on a tirade a few weeks ago at the end of the show and blasted just about all of the WWE brass, including Vince McMahon (who has since been “relieved of his duties”), his daughter Stephanie McMahon, his “doofus” son-in-law Triple H, and even John Laurinaitis.
With his WWE contract supposedly about to expire, Punk threatened to defeat John Cena at the “Money in the Bank” pay-per-view and leave the company with the WWE Championship, a promise he made good on last weekend.
Punk won the championship and “left” with the belt.
So when Triple H made an appearance at Comic Con 2011, who do you think showed up? Yep, C.M. Punk showed up with the title belt in tow and the crowd went nuts for it.
The two exchanged barbs and really mixed things up.
Punk started off asking, “How’s life in Fantasy Land, Hunter?”, referring to the fact that WWE held a tournament Monday night on RAW to try and crown a new champ, even though Punk left with the title.
Triple H responded with, “How’s life in the unemployment line?”
The exchange ended with Punk telling Hunter, “You know where to find me, I’m sure Stephanie (Hunter’s wife) has my phone number.”
The Comic Con crowd totally ate this up. As soon as Punk interrupted Hunter, people started cheering and chanting his (Punk’s) name.
This angle really blurs the lines between what’s real and what’s been scripted, and that’s what a good angle does. There’s no doubt that Punk is still working for WWE (Triple H once called him, “the future of the company”), but these types of “guerilla” video sessions can really go viral…this one sure did.
More importantly, the hardcore fans are finally getting what they want…less Vince, people calling out the WWE brass, perhaps more Zack Ryder, etc.
It’s an exciting time to be a fan. Check it out in the video below.
- How “Shoot” Was The CM Punk WWE RAW Promo Now? (businessinsider.com)
- WWE: Why CM Punk at Comic Con Was Most Brilliant Move Yet (bleacherreport.com)
- Comic-Con: CM Punk Crashes WWE Panel, Confronts Triple H (klqwrestling.com)