The very first Monday Night RAW following the 2013 Royal Rumble sees an uncharacteristic explosion from the former WWE Champion CM Punk!
This will be the very first of a series of recaps involving what turned out to be one of the most important episodes of WWE Monday Night RAW in history. It all started as CM Punk, whose longest-in-the-modern-era title reign was stopped at 434 days took the ring to open the show with our very own Hustler De Tuti Hustlers Paul Heyman, but the cold calculating Punk gave way to his frustration to say the least.
LAS VEGAS — On a night when the WWE Universe surrenders itself to the whims of Lady Luck and the mercy of the Las Vegas Strip, CM Punk entered Raw under a shroud of irony: It was on a Raw Roulette two summers ago when Punk first dropped the infamous “pipe bomb” that led to his ascent as “Best in the World” and a 434-day reign with the WWE Championship. And on a Raw Roulette that would have been Day 435, Punk arrived in Sin City absent his precious title for the first Raw since November 2011.
And boy, was he mad.
The Straight Edge Superstar’s fury knew no bounds when he took hold of the microphone for his first post-title homily, railing against The Shield for their supposed interference in his title match at the Royal Rumble, Mr. McMahon for restarting the contest after Punk had pinned The Rock and toward The Great One himself for celebrating what Punk deemed to be a tainted victory. Punk called for the heads of The Shield, demeaned the WWE Universe as “cheap, no-good swindlers” and demanded the WWE Title be stripped from Rock’s waist. But for the second time in as many nights, Mr. McMahon took it upon himself to knock the former champion down a peg or two.
The Chairman promised a long night for Punk and Paul Heyman after the Royal Rumble, and he played his trump card right off the bat: He obtained evidence that proved beyond all doubt that The Shield was in collusion with Punk and Heyman all along. The Straight Edge Superstar bristled at the notion and shrieked that Mr. McMahon was a “thief,” but McMahon wasn’t done. He conceded that losing the title was punishment enough for Punk, but later in the evening, Mr. McMahon promised he would conduct Paul Heyman’s performance review himself. And if the mad scientist could not convince The Chairman of his innocence ... well, it’s “YOU’RE FIRED!!!!” time for Paul.
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EXPLOSION AT THE BEGINNING OF WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW!
CM PUNK LOSES HIS COOL ... AND VINCE McMAHON FLAMES THE FIRE!
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