CM Punk's music hits and we're off!
Punk hits the ring with holding the belt... er, title, high. Punk gets in the ring and takes the mic. Mixed reaction when Punk's music stops playing until a loud "CM Punk" chant breaks out. "THE CHAMP IS HERE," yells Punk. "Cena Sucks" chant breaks out. Punk sits in the middle of the ring addresses why he came back after everything he said and did. Punk says he's been struggling with the decision for over a year. He said he loves what he does, but hates the people in charge. Punk says he spoke his mind and "caused a little bit of change." Punk talked about how Vince McMahon was relieved of his duties, and wants a little bit of credit, but says the audience deserves credit. He says that the crowd has been fed scraps, and he wants to make this fun again "for everybody."
Punk said that the "voice of the voiceless" needed to be heard and that he can't change the business sitting on his couch, so he picked up the phone to return. He said his return couldn't have come at a better time since they're already back to the status quo with John Cena as WWE Champion. Punk says Cena is no more champion than a kid sitting in the front row with a replica belt. He says Cena has a belt, while he has a championship title. He said he holds the most important title in the world and that he is the best "professional wrestler" that the world has to offer and that he is the "one, the only WWE Champion.
Triple H's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. HHH said he'll address the WWE Championship in a second, but he wanted to explain why he re-signed Punk, and said that "it was good for business," the same reason why he brought back Jim Ross and John Morrison. He said the WWE Universe wanted CM Punk, so he put his personal feelings aside and gave them "CM Punk." Punk took HHH to task about his "personal feelings," and asked him what his personal feelings were. HHH said he was a "smug, over-rated attention seeking guy that puts a little bit too much stock in his hype," to a chorus of boos. Punk noted that the description fit HHH, and said that he wished HHH would have just said that he hated his guts.
Punk said Vince McMahon let guys like Batista, Mick Foley, Chris Jericho, Brock Lesnar go because he was surrounded by yes men. He said HHH couldn't afford to let Punk go. HHH asked Punk to tell the truth about why he really re-signed. Punk said it was to facilitate change. HHH said he re-signed for himself, and wanted to just hear his own voice and that he needed this platform, because he doesn't mean anything without WWE. Punk said that's a big maybe, and the truth is that he's the WWE Champion. HHH said he was, and so was Cena. HHH said he will fix that situation later tonight, his music hit and he started to head off.
Punk cut him off and asked him back in the ring. Punk said he's just getting warmed up and said that he's not going to promo class, etc. Punk said that if HHH wants to talk about egos, let's talk about how HHH hogged the spotlight over people who deserved it. He asked HHH would rip talent while lying in bed with his wife. Punk called him a bully who likes to push his weight around, and said be careful who you push "because I like to push back." HHH admits having a massive ego and it's telling him to slap all the tattoos off of his "skinny fat ass." HHH said he's not going to do it because this is bigger than that, he took the jobs for the fans, but he has to follow the rules for the fans. HHH then "strongly" suggested to Punk that he doesn't break them either. "Or what," asked Punk. "You gonna beat me up? You gonna fight me? ... Or do you have to ask your wife's permission first." Punk then dropped the mic and left the ring. Great opening segment.
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