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Austin and Others Comments on Heyman’s Fake Heart Attack

– The talk about Paul Heyman and CM Punk mocking Jerry Lawler’s heart attack on RAW continues on Twitter with several wrestlers weighing in such as Steve Austin and Chris Jericho. The Baltimore Sun’s Arda Ocal spoke with some Superstars and got their reactions:

Steve Austin: “I believe in pushing the envelope in an aggressive fashion. But when a guy damn near dies at ringside, let it go. You look at all the contributions Jerry Lawler has made in this business: from a work standpoint, a promo standpoint and then as a broadcaster. I think that’s pushing the envelope in the wrong direction. There’s better ways to go get real heat than that.”

Chris Jericho: “I think it was pretty obvious, don’t you? I kind of expected it. Punk’s promo was awesome. It’s wrestling so you knew it would end up as an angle sooner or later. I got the same complaints when I did the alcoholic angle (earlier this year with CM Punk). It would be like being mad at “Breaking Bad” because the dad was a drug addict or something. It’s just a TV show, after all.”

Lance Storm: “Thought it was poor. Both he and Punk are capable to get real heat, no need to sink so low. Also thought it was out of character for Punk so it hurt. Punk is about Best in World and himself. Why bother joking about heart attack it goes nowhere. Interuption was okay and in character. Fake heart attack was cheap and pointless.”

WWE’s Matt Striker wrote the following on Twitter:

“Watching Paul Heyman makes me feel like I need hand sanitizer”

Heyman replied:

“I think @Matt_Striker’s comment about me is low brow, uncalled for and insensitive. MY FEELINGS ARE HURT!!! cc: @CMPunk”

  • @CM Mark
    Exactly , I believe that they discuss that with Jerry before they do that , after all it’s a T.V. show , everyone who doesn’t like ( from the fans ) are clearly newbies to the wrestling

  • look at all the great and famous who have given every thing to the wwe fans and have in turn paid with strokes ans heart attacks its disgusting to even joke like that over paid famous fools

  • CM Mark

    I’m usre if Lawler had a problem with it Punk would have never done it.

  • Tim

    Well this is new. WWE never gets cheap heat for real-life tragedies. They never worked Eddie Guerrero’s death into storylines or anything. Please note the sarcasm before I start getting hated on…

  • wcwsaturdaynight

    Now I know Matt strikers is full of it, wasn’t he the one who made a joke about Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter couple years ago???

  • Buttercastle

    Yes, because poking fun at someone for almost dying is what wrestling fans want to watch. Where are they going with Punk’s character? Apparently he’s the best in the world, so far all he does is troll commentators and get scared when actual wrestlers want to have a match with him. Being best in the world sounds easy, I should go make fun of disabled people and pick on little kids, then run away when someone tells the authorities. Oh and I need a fat bald guy to carry my crap around.

  • stockshark28

    Stone Cold said sooooooo WWE are heartless scum bags and if you think it was ok because it just a show! Then how about they bring Brett in and do an angle were CM Punk drops in out off the rafters and ………… bet you would love that one!!

  • 1919dpg

    it was pretty tasteless but i still enjoyed it. the part where cm punk told foley to have some respect for paul, as the man just had a ”heart attack” was great imo.

  • sam

    whilst i agree the punk promo was great, made him even more of a jerk and more hated, the heart attack stunt with heyman though they probably could of just scrapped. if say god forbid it happened again to anyone would people really believe it so much. so i think in that sense it was silly but prior to that it was gold from punk

  • poko

    It was an awesome promo and I have no doubt that Jerry Lawler’s feelings weren’t hurt in the slightest. Jericho is right, this is a television series, it’s not like Punk and Heyman actually felt that way. Lawler can clearly separate fiction from reality, why can’t others? This was a heel doing what a heel is supposed to do, it wasn’t a babyface, it wasn’t the WWE as an entity.

    Jerry got his ovation, he knows he has the respect and love of the fans and the staff at WWE. You could tell he was truly honored. What came after was just a return to the pretend world of the WWE and he knows that.

  • I’m so conflicted, Punk WAS awesome at what he was told to do. WWE are classless and the video showing all the details of Jerry’s heart attack was sick! The Punk/Lawler segment was expected, i had money on Cole turning heel again so i was really expecting something like this to happen.

    At the end of the day Lawler was also the one who let WWE write for Cole making fun of his mother passing. WWE has alot to answer for, nobody else IMO.