It wasn’t a matter of if the hometown Chicago crowd was going to steal the show, but when. Luckily, WWE’s creative team was smart enough to recognize this, and they attacked the CM Punk issue head-on. As a result, Paul Heyman gave us one of the most tangible, addictive show openings in recent history. Notice that Heyman didn’t directly attack Punk… instead, he played off the hopes of the fans by coming out to Punk’s music – thus taking the proverbial wind out of the crowd – and then proceeded to blame everybody in attendance for Punk not being there. He earned their jeers. This was another “Paul Heyman Instant Classic,” and it did a great job of setting the tone for Monday Night. [Read more...]
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RAW comes to you LIVE from Chicago tonight, and features the return of “The Best in The World,” CM Punk. Not only that, the WWE locker room has shown growing signs of unrest over the past few weeks, so Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have promised to address the situation publicly. Plus, with only two more weeks until WWE Battleground, fans can expect Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton to lock horns as they build towards their WWE Championship match.