WWE announced on their website last night that CM Punk will face Mark Henry on the Halloween edition of Monday Night RAW. If Punk comes out of the match as a winner, he will go on to face Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Championship at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view.
The match was made by Interim RAW General Manager John Laurinaitis, who had the following to say about the match-up:
“After giving this CM Punk situation serious consideration, I’ve reached a decision. In my deliberations as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Interim General Manager of Raw, I concluded that although Punk is extremely talented, he has lost several matches recently. As a result, I’ve decided that he must prove he’s worthy of a WWE Title opportunity. This Monday night, Punk must compete against World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry. If Punk wins, he will face Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Championship at Survivor Series. I wish both men a good match.”