Paul Heyman: Only three people know the real CM Punk story
“There were only three people in the room that night, and that was CM Punk, Vince McMahon and Triple H, and none of the three have talked about it,” Heyman said in an interview with This Is Infamous this week.
Heyman was Punk’s manager during his long run as WWE champion and has famously said that the former indy star is a “Paul Heyman guy.” But whether or not Punk will ever appear in a WWE ring again is not known to Heyman, only to “the three people that were in the room on that given evening. Anything else that is stated about it is merely speculation,” Heyman said.
Heyman also addressed the infamous promo on Monday Night Raw in Chicago last month in which he addressed “the 800-pound elephant in the room, “which is why CM Punk wasn’t appearing in his hometown.”
“The easiest interview I’ve ever done in my entire career. Because I knew the task at hand,” Heyman said. “Think about this. I didn’t say one disparaging thing about CM Punk. It’s because I have nothing disparaging to say about him. I said, If CM Punk were in this ring tonight, he would prove to everyone that he is what he always claims to be: The best in the world. And I believe that to be true.
“I said everything about CM Punk that I felt in my heart, and at the end of the day, we don’t have that television show on the air to sing the praises of those who are not with us or just heap praise on people because we like them. The television show is a promotional vehicle to entice the audience to purchase the network or the individual pay-per-view. My task at hand is to elicit the response from the viewer that they find the Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker match compelling enough to purchase the pay-per-view or get involved with WWE Network to see the match.
“So when I went out in Chicago, I knew my responsibility was to sell you on Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker any way that I had to.”
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