CM Punk announced last week on RAW, that he was leaving WWE, when his contract expires at 12:01 AM on July 18. and that he was taking the WWE title with him. he came out at the top of the show to interrupt HBK’s self-promotional hype machine. Punk gets thrown into a match with Kane, which is so not worth his time, that he gets himself counted out.
cut to the end of the show, where Punk interferes in Cena’s “Tables” match vs. R-Truth. Punk grabs a mic, sits down at the top of the entrance ramp, and cuts the best 6-minute promo the WWE has had in years. sure, it was designed as a “shoot” where Punk mentions names like Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar, Colt Cabana, ROH (Punk’s former indy promotion) he talks about how unappreciated he is, and about how WWE doesn’t do anything to promote him. he refers to the Rock as Dwayne, calling him a huge ass-kisser. he calls Stephanie McMahon an idiot, HHH a doofus, and Talent Exec, John Laurinaitis, a douchebag. of course, we know it’s all a work, or else his mic would’ve been cut off after the first 10 seconds. the WWE issued a statement saying Punk had been suspended indefinitely, even going so far as to remove him from their website!
since they’re going on tour in Australia later this week, they had a double taping. on the episode set to air on July 4, Cena demands to have his match with Punk at MITB (in Punk’s hometown of Chicago), and Vinman agrees to reinstate Punk. if Cena loses, then he is fired. Alberto Del Rio won a triple threat match vs. R-Truth and Rey Mysterio, to become the #1 contender.
the participants for the RAW Money In The Bank ladder match were revealed last nite:
Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, Alex Riley, Evan Bourne, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth
I don’t even know how they can leave Dolph Ziggler out of MITB. I mean, he is the US champion, for fuck sake!
I’m just gonna assume ADR wins MITB, and cashes in at Summer Slam against Cena.
if WWE is stupid enough to let Punk walk, over something as petty as the rights to his name, then there will be absolutely no reason to watch RAW.