Friday Night Smackdown was off the hook this last past week. At the start of the show, GM Teddy Long was already in the ring. He was making announcements and making matches for Bragging Rights.
On cue, former Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk came down to the ring before Teddy had a chance to finish his announcements. Punk was upset that he wasn't going to give him his title rematch until Bragging Rights.
Instead, Punk was to face Batista that night on Smackdown. Someone wasn't really too happy with that. Punk got Punk'd that night as well.
Just about then, familiar music played and the chairman Vince McMahon came down to the ring. He confronted Teddy about the match at Bragging Rights between Punk and The Undertaker, who is currently our new champion.
He told Teddy that he was still on probation and insinuated that Teddy was trying to tell Punk that he meant to say that at Bragging Rights, Punk will be in the ring with not just the Undertaker but also with Batista and Rey Mysterio.
That would make it a fatal four way. Punk was beside himself and Teddy was speechless.
This is how this whole troubled situation started. Vince had the Undertaker get screwed over at Breaking Point.
When Taker put the Hell's Gate on Punk and made him tap out, Teddy was sent out to tell the Taker and the fans that his move was banned by Vickie Guerrero when she was General Manager.
Therefore the ban was still in effect. Everyone was stunned by this announcement. The dead man was truly the new champion. I don't blame Teddy for his part in this. Of course he was threatened and was forced to participate in this act.
Punk put Undertaker in a hold when he was on his back on the mat. Taker put his hand down on the mat to steady himself so he could get up. The ref motioned for the bell to be rung and saying it was because Taker tapped out.
There is no way in hell that he tapped out. The ref, Punk, McMahon, and Teddy were all in on the plan. Why this came to pass is anyone's guess.
Now there was going to be hell to pay for anyone who participated in this the screwing over of the Undertaker.
Vince was the ring leader and he forced the others to follow his instructions or get fired.
At Hell In A Cell when Punk faced the Taker, the dead man handed Punk his ass on a silver platter. He gave Punk the Tombstone and became the new champion.
There was nothing anyone could do about it either. Now at Bragging Rights, Taker has to defend his title yet again. Punk is never going to learn his lesson. And that lesson is "you don't play with the dead man" because he will take you to hell with him.