There have already been many articles and reactions posted following the conclusion of the June 27, 2011 edition of Monday Night RAW, all in response to the promo by CM Punk.
At first, I legitimately thought CM Punk's promo was legit. However, after reading the events that occurred during the second taping—which I will not spoil—I just want to say I finally am earning some respect for WWE creative if they thought of this, but I highly doubt it due to the fact that they have been lackluster in recent memory to say the least.
While I believe the promo was a work, the execution of it by CM Punk was great. This is because of the fact that I believe Punk himself was the creator of this angle.
There is no way in hell that you can convince me that a creative team that can't even decide who to reveal as an anonymous GM could come up with an angle like this.
With all of the speculation of CM Punk's departure from the WWE, I am pretty certain that CM Punk is actually leaving the company for good. Think of all of the talent that has been lost in recent years, and with CM Punk leaving, it seems WWE may need to give someone a mega-push soon. (Drew McIntyre—who's with me on this.)
Furthermore, I believe this angle is a way to get the best dollar value out of it in the way of ratings, ticket sales and the buy rate for the upcoming Money in the Bank PPV. I do believe that this angle could be serious money. Plus, this angle has all of us in the IWC going nuts and loving every second of it.
To the actual promo Punk gave, it was perfect due to the fact that I believe that this is how Phil Brooks (CM Punk) truly feels about everything in the WWE. The emotion that it was delivered with was perfect.
When was the last time you saw a promo come off better than that?
I loved every second of it. From the mention of Paul Heyman to John Laurinaitis. If you remember back to 2006, the reason that Heyman was released goes back to the fact that Heyman wanted Punk to win the ECW championship at the December to Dismember PPV event. Hence the reason Heyman was mentioned.
To Laurinaitis who plays a huge role on booking, character marketing and talent relations and how it was dropped that he is basically one of Vince McMahon's minions.
However, my favorite part of the promo was the fact that Punk mentioned another WRESTLING company in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
When was the last time you heard mention of another WRESTLING company on WWE TV. It's been a while.
Along with Punk mentioning that he is the best WRESTLER. When was the last time you heard of a wrestler mention their work on the microphone to promote why they are the best WRESTLER.
With all of this being said, I would just like to say that I will truly miss seeing CM Punk in the WWE. But I understand his reasoning for leaving the company and for providing us all with what may go down as the best promo in professional wrestling history.