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Backstage News on Punk vs. Jericho, Don Callis Update, Punk-HLN Video

– Here’s video fo WWE Champion CM Punk speaking to Headline News about Chris Brown earlier this week:

– Former manager and wrestler Don Callis (Cyrus, The Jackal) is now the President, CEO and Executive Director of the Manitoba Trade and Investment Corporation.

– The battle royal to crown CM Punk’s WrestleMania 28 opponent on last week’s RAW Supershow was an idea from Vince McMahon at the last minute. While WWE officials knew for months they were going with Punk vs. Chris Jericho, they did not know how they would get there.

There was one idea discussed where Jericho would insult Punk so bad that Punk would demand the match but it was decided that was too similar to Triple H and The Undertaker’s storyline. It was also argued that fans just paid to see the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view to determine WrestleMania main events and having Jericho throw insults to get a title shot would devalue the Chamber to fans.

Partial source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • shawn

    stashathan im not so unwise, i get that. i just saw SM today (SAT) and i noticed a segment that talks about having the story there. they showed a picture of Chris Brown so unless they want to be sued of defamation of character and whatever the hell, they’re trying something with us …. with him.


    Y2J sucks with his purple tights and glittering jacket I think he thought he was going be on DWTS NOT MONDAY NIGHT RAW

  • fail

    Punk – the new weasle

  • John

    Wait since when is Punk a 7 time World Champ? Lol

  • Stashathan

    Not really… He just wanted to start sumthin to be all
    over the internet and media

  • shawn

    so Punks first shot was taken out of context. he was answering a fans question not randomly bringing up old stuff.

  • Prince

    The simple solution was to have the RAW EC be a #1 contender match, and have Jericho win it. He needed a big win headed to Wrestlemania, not just a dumb win in a battle royal. To me the Chamber was devalued by having 2 championship matches, and both champions retaining their titles.

  • Stevie P

    Or, like a columnist said, they could have had the Raw EC be a #1 Contender match and whoever won would face Punk. That way Jericho would get a HUGE push heading to WM.