The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that several younger talents were spotted watching the CM Punk and Kevin Nash promo exchange Monday night during the live RAW taping. A source notes that many of the younger talent look up to Punk because he is encouraged and does speak him mind without being punished, something they feel they would never be able to get away with. The source indicates that they think Punk is some “kind of hero.”
During the promo Monday night, many officials backstage were surprised with some of things Nash had to say, such as saying that Punk “never main events” when he has been in the main events of plenty of matches both on TV and PPV as of late. Nash reportedly hasn’t been following the company closely, however.