CM Punk Suspended: Major Backstage News On WWE RAW Promo

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According to various sources, CM Punk’s entire promo at the end of RAW last night was improvised by Punk and not scripted, though he did apparently get most of it approved by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. However, the word is that, beside McMahon, nobody in the back knew what Punk was going to say until he said it live on television. McMahon told Punk to go out and say in his own words why he was leaving the company, why he wanted the WWE Title and why he wanted to leave with it in his possession. There was a discussion that when officials felt Punk was going too far, they would pull the plug on the segment and cut his mic.

It’s said that Punk was upset months ago when Triple H came back to feud with The Undertaker and while some of his comments on RAW towards Vince McMahon were well thought out to appear not as a shoot to the average viewer, most believe that Punk’s comments towards Triple H and John Laurinaitis were strictly a shoot. Word also is that Punk had some notes for his speech jotted down on his wrist tape.

As far as his contract status, Punk’s deal apparently expires the second week of July but he signed an extension to work through Money in the Bank. Still with last night’s new storyline development, sources maintain that Punk is leaving at Money in the Bank. As noted earlier, however — and based on the RAW spoilers for next week posted on the main newsboard at WrestleHeat.com — his “suspension” was nothing more than a storyline.