It would be silly to suggest that the WWE is in any sort of danger in terms of going under, but Vince McMahon isn't one to sit idly by when things go wrong. Last week's edition of Raw scored an abysmal 2.5 television rating, and the Chairman wanted to make sure that didn't happen again.
McMahon was advertised to deliver a state of the WWE address, but he was interrupted by WWE Champion CM Punk and ultimately engaged in a street fight with him to close the show. It reminded many fans of McMahon's Attitude Era showdowns with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and it received rave reviews.
As great as it was though, it was overshadowed by an incident that occurred when Punk escaped through the crowd following the brawl. Punk ran away from Ryback and John Cena, but while he was in the crowd, he began to be pushed around, resulting in him striking a fan twice.
It didn't reflect particularly well on Punk, but it most definitely has people talking, so this week's episode of Raw did its job in terms of creating buzz. Whether that momentum can be maintained in the coming weeks leading up to Hell in a Cell is anyone's guess, though.
Here are the biggest news stories and rumors surrounding the WWE for the week, beginning on Oct. 7.