WWE RAW Results (8/1) – Punk’s Return Address, HHH Makes Summerslam Main Event

Bill Pritchard


RAW Opener:

CM Punk makes his way into the ring and he holds up a mic and says the champ is here! He sits in the middle of the ring and gets a loud 'CM Punk' and he wants to address why he came back after he said everything that he did. He says he knew about his contract expiring over a year, and he loves where he works but he hates the people in charge. He had a choice, and he spoke his mind and caused a little chaos and change, and Punk was responsible for Vince McMahon for being relieved of his duties. Punk says the fans are also due thanks, and he is there to make this fun again, and the 'Voice of the Voiceless' needs to be heard. He can't change this business in Chicago or elsewhere, and nothing changed since John Cena won a fake tournament for another belt, and Punk was only on "vacation." He is the one and only WWE Champion, and… Punk gets interrupted by The Game.

HHH makes his way to the ring and says he will address the title picture in a minute, but he wants to talk about why he resigned Punk. He says it was good for business, just like it was good to bring back JR and John Morrison, and he put his personal feelings aside and brought back Punk. Punk takes exception and asks what those feelings are, and HHH calls him smug and overrated, but Punk says it is kind of like looking in the mirror. Punk says he's not a good guy, and he wishes HHH would tell him that he hates him, because they are in a 'yes man' era. Punk says Vince let guys like Batista, Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar go, and HHH couldn't afford to let him go. HHH asks him to tell everyone why he really resigned, and Punk says it was about change, but HHH tells him it is all about himself and to hear himself talk. He says Punk is nothing without the WWE and he needs a platform, and Punk says that could be half true, but he is 100% the WWE Champion.

HHH says both he and Cena are the champion, and he will address that later and starts leaving, but Punk tells him to stop because he is only getting started. Punk says he resigned but he is not shutting up, and he wants to talk about his ego, and how HHH liked to throw his weight around. He says it doesn't matter what HHH is wearing, whether it's a suit or ring gear, because HHH is a bully and he shouldn't push Punk because he will push right back. HHH says he has an ego and everything is telling him to slap the crap out of Punk, but he won't do it because he is the COO and did it for the fans. He won't break the rules, but he strongly suggests that Punk doesn't break them either. Punk asks if HHH will beat him up, or if he has to go ask his wife for permission first, and throws the mic down and leaves the ring.

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