Monday Night Raw was highlighted by the surprise return of Nature Boy Ric Flair ... and an epic, historic confrontation with WWE Champion CM Punk and our own Hustler De Tuti Hustlers Paul Heyman!
There's an old expression in sports entertainment, which goes something like this: Anything can happen. And more often than not, it does! Last night, WWE presented the annual Slammy Awards LIVE on the USA Network and across the world, and a global audience witnessed not only the return to the big time of the 16 time World Champion Ric Flair, but a memorable confrontation involving Flair, WWE Champion CM Punk, and our very own Hustler De Tuti Hustlers Paul Heyman
According to WWE.com:
Seriously, who else could it have been? Who else could have awarded the supreme Slammy for a tumultuous 2012 than the limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, kiss-stealin’, wheelin’, dealin’ son of a gun himself, Ric Flair? Flair returned to WWE after a lengthy hiatus and looked like he never missed a beat. And like everything he’s ever done, “The Nature Boy’s” return to WWE did not come to pass without a maelstrom of controversy after the two-time WWE Hall of Famer was awarded the Slammy by its voted recipient, John Cena. But before Flair could take the trophy in his perfectly manicured hands, WWE Champion CM Punk hobbled out to the stage to drop a “pipe bomb” on Flair, unleashing a tirade against “Naitch” and insisting he, not Flair or Cena, was the true Superstar of the Year.
So how does Ric Flair respond to such a thing? Why, he challenged Punk to a fight. The Second City Saint obliged, too, shattering one of his crutches over Flair’s back before The Dirtiest Player in the Game countered by poking Punk in the eye and wrenching Paul Heyman into the Figure-Four Leglock. With Punk and Heyman dispatched, Flair took to the mic to address the Philadelphia crowd ... until the crackling static of The Shield’s theme spelled doom for Flair. “Come on down, boys,” he said, clearly ready for more.
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