CM Punk Makes Promise After WWE Raw


CM Punk has made a promise to the city of Philadelphia.

After setting up camp in Philadelphia for WrestleMania week, WWE said goodbye to the city with Monday Night Raw on April 8th. The company hammered home that this was the dawn of a new era, and the seeds were planted for a huge match between The Rock and Cody Rhodes.

In the main event, Jey Uso earned a shot at new World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest.

Although he’s still out of action with a triceps injury, CM Punk addressed fans when the show went off the air.

In a video released by WWE on social media, Punk broke down his love for the city of Philadelphia and how it’s played such an important role in his life.

“I used to live in Philadelphia. When I lived in Philadelphia I used to work at a place called the Murphy Rec Center. When I signed with the WWE in 2005 I spent about a year in developmental in Louisville, Kentucky, and when I debuted on television, my first pay-per-view was right here in Philadelphia.

I don’t know, 16,000, 18,000 people, I say I don’t know but I know for a fact tonight there’s over 20,000 of you manics filling this arena right now. You know what I like to see? I like to see that small set, because I like to see all these people here behind it. It’s a testament to people like Main Event Jey Uso, putting all these asses in all these seats.

Now, we can’t do this in a city of it doesn’t love professional wrestling the way Philadelphia does. The Wise Man can’t have a Hall of Fame ceremony in a city that doesn’t love extreme like Philadelphia does. And hey, I might have been born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but the City of Brotherly Love welcomed me with open arms when I lived and worked here.

It’s a place I love coming back to. We have just completed the single greatest weekend of WrestleMania in history. Over 201,000 tickets sold. So, thank you Philadelphia for accepting this kid from Chicago into your hearts and always chanting my name. [Crowd chants].

Can I speak for everybody today Jey? [Turns to Jey Uso] I speak for everybody in the back, everybody in front of the camera and everybody who makes this place tick, from driving trucks to working sound, to taking pictures, to holding cameras to making sure we’re safe inside and outside of hotels, and everybody in between.

All their families at home that miss us when we leave, I mean it when I say this, We love you, thank you Philadelphia.”

However, WWE’s video cut off before Punk promised to wrestle the next time WWE returns to the city.

CM Punk Screws Drew McIntyre

In that main event, Drew McIntyre looked to be heading to victory before CM Punk got involved.

McIntyre was preparing to unleash a Claymore Kick before Punk grabbed his leg. The distraction enabled Jey Uso to hit a Superkick and follow up with a Uso Splash to grab the win.

The Scottish star won the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania, only to get into a confrontation with CM Punk who had been on commentary. The subsequent brawl enabled Damian Priest to cash in his Money In The Bank contract.

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