It’s a question that drew an almost immediate reaction by Nick Wildey here at WWENews.net and already has my phone and email blowing up with readers, friends and business contacts wanting to know my thoughts. Before I divulge, let’s speculate as to why it was done.
Indianapolis, IN is 180 miles from Chicago, IL… the home of CM Punk… The home where the 434-day WWE Champion possibly surpasses the popularity of President Barack Obama and Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose. I’m sure someone brought it up that it was going to be extremely difficult for Punk, the heel, to get over so close to Chicago. It’s likely the writers were told to brainstorm ways to get Punk booed out of the building.
Even after the opening segment, where Punk “disrespected” Paul Bearer, there were still pro-CM Punk chants. They were simply too hard to completely drown out. Since WWE turned Punk heel, the feeling has always been Punk’s fans are going to be Punk’s fans, regardless if he is working as a babyface or a heel. While I am still amazed at the amount of people Punk has turned against him, this sentiment has mostly held true.
So back to our question – Did WWE go too far?
You can read the entire article at http://www.wwenews.net/cm-punks-cheap-heat-on-paul-bearer-did-wwe-go-too-far/.
Speaking of last night’s Raw, John Cena did not appear during the telecast but did wrestle in the dark match main event as he teamed with Ryback to defeat The Shield via DQ.
Nikki and Brie Bella returned to WWE last night during a backstage segment with Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes and Vickie Guerrero.