CM Punk
Phillip Jack "Phil" Brooks
  • Birthdate: 8/26/1978 (age 36)
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 200 lbs

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Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Apparently there remains some mixed feelings within WWE right now regarding the CM Punk situation. Almost no one in the company agrees with Punk's decision to walk out 30 minutes before a live television taping.

Many have sympathy for some of the concerns Punk had, but some argue that he was legitimately the number two guy in the company for a while. Additionally, it's acknowledged that Punk was very popular with the fans, but the belief by some is that he was not a major ticket seller for live events, and rarely had a big impact on the company's pay-per-view business. At the same time, it is understood that Punk was the number two merchandise seller for the company.

As noted earlier here on the website, WWE has begun looking ahead to the March 3rd RAW show in Chicago, Illinois, the hometown of CM Punk. There is said to be a considerable amount of concern within the company as to how the crowd will react at that show. With both Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker returning to RAW the week prior in Green Bay, there is some talk of bringing those two into the Chicago RAW as well, as a way to combat the Punk chants.

Despite the concern, there is said to be less than originally feared after Monday's show in Los Angeles. Since the chants haven't been too passionate or long-lasting, especially at the L.A. show, WWE feels that it may not be a situation that gets out of control like the recent Daniel Bryan hijacking fiasco.

Regarding the L.A. RAW, WWE feared fans would hijack the Randy Orton vs. John Cena main event, so they had Daniel Bryan go out twice. The idea was to bring Bryan out early, and again before the main event, as to let the fans get the chanting out of their system before the main event began.