On Monday Night Raw, Brock Lesnar reappeared after a month-long absence from WWE and, without a word of explanation, laid out CM Punk – leaving baffled viewers questioning the timing and motivation of the attack.
Why would Lesnar single out another “Paul Heyman guy?”
Prior to Monday, there was little to suggest the two Superstars harbored any animosity toward one another – a testament to Heyman’s ability to juggle multiple “supersized” egos. But did professional jealousies finally reach a tipping point?
In recent days, CM Punk’s rebuffing of Heyman has only clouded the issue, with many Twitter fans accusing Heyman of ordering the “hit.” Yet, it’s unclear whether Lesnar is even under contract with Heyman, leaving the Universe to speculate: Is Lesnar acting on someone else’s behalf?
Or is it just one man testing the mettle of another?
The WWE Universe will be watching closely next Monday for Punk’s response. For now, we’re left to wonder what Lesnar’s point is, and whether he’s through making it.
On Sunday night and on his home turf, C.M. Punk returned to the WWE ring for the first time in months. This dramatic resurfacing during a pay-per-view event at Allstate Arena had been planned for some time.
Not as deeply premeditated: The Chicago native’s wardrobe and spontaneous Stanley Cup Final prediction.
Punk wore boots and tights emblazoned with a Blackhawks crossed-tomahawk logo that included a subtle personal touch. Just before his match with Chris Jericho ended, Punk looked at a camera and shouted “Blackhawks in seven!”
So a day after demonstrating his puck love for the world, the WWE star talked with the Tribune about the Hawks, the Cup and his lifelong affection for hockey.