WWE Champion CM Punk attacked Jerry Lawler, interrupted Sheamus’ address of the WWE Universe
CHICAGO – A storm was brewing in the Windy City before Raw even began, when WWE Champion CM Punk attacked Jerry “The King” Lawler in the bowels of the Allstate Arena, incapacitating the WWE Hall of Famer and rendering him unable to attend to his duties at the commentary table (WATCH: LAWLER REACTS | MORE EXCLUSIVES)
Nonetheless, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus took to the ring to address the WWE Universe, but his fighting words for Alberto Del Rio were quickly cut off by none other than Chi-town’s favorite son, The Second City Saint himself. One week after Punk’s controversial pummeling of Lawler inside a steel cage, Punk (showered by adulation from his hometown fans) was still singing the same tune, bemoaning the lack of respect shown to him by the WWE Superstars and Universe alike. In this case, the champion took exception to Sheamus’ attempts to “try and talk to my hometown.” Punk played the native son card against The Celtic Warrior and claimed Lawler had attacked him from behind, provoking the “Chicago-style” beating at the hands of Punk.
WWE will hold a theatrical screening of the CM Punk “Best in the World” documentary on Sunday 10/7 in Chicago, IL at the Portage Theater at 1 PM.
The screening, which will feature an appearance from Punk and a discussion after, will be free general admission seating for the first 1000 fans.