On Monday, a beaten and battered CM Punk called out Paul Heyman, just 24 hours after Heyman interfered in his Money In The Bank All Stars Match, hitting Punk with a steel ladder three times in the back, when Punk was just inches away from securing the Money In The Bank briefcase. After a heated verbal exchange, Heyman announced “its clobbering time” as he unleashed Brock Lesnar on his former client.
The Straight Edge Superstar stood strong early on as he reversed Lesnar’s F-5. Punk however was quickly overpowered and thrown back first into the fan barricade by the ring steps. Fans cheered on the Second City Saint as he mounted another comeback on Lesnar, nailing him in the gut with swift punches. Lesnar fought back again throwing Punk to the ground in a heap.
The fight continued with Lesnar throwing Punk around ringside again and again, as he desperately tried to mount some kind of offense on Lesnar. Punk tried to slam him against the ring apron and land some more punches, but was quickly stopped and thrown over the announce table. The WWE Universe chanted wildly for Punk as he made one last ditch effort at slaying Lesnar, by hurtling himself at him from atop the announce table.
Lesnar countered the move by catching Punk in mid-air and ramming the former WWE Champion back first against the hard steel of the ring post. Punk laid helpless as Jerry “The King” Lawler pleaded with Paul Heyman from ringside to stop his client from continuing his attack. Lawler’s pleads went unnoticed as Lesnar picked up a defenseless CM Punk, and F-5ed him onto the announce table for good measure.
Lesnar stood on the announce table eager to lay out Punk for second straight time, while Paul Heyman yelled repeatedly for CM Punk to stay out of his life. The mad scientist then looked a bit conflicted as he and his client made their exit from the arena.
This epic feud begun when Punk made his return to the WWE, after taking a two month hiatus following his loss at WrestleMania to The Undertaker. Upon Punks return, he started distancing himself from his former manager, Paul Heyman, who accompanied him to ringside during his 434 day WWE Championship reign.
After Punk won in his comeback match at WWE Payback against Chris Jericho in Punk’s hometown of Chicago, he stated in a backstage segment on Monday night raw that he didn’t want Heyman at ringside during his matches anymore.
The Mad Scientist of ECW seemed grief stricken as him and Punk embraced in one final hug, before Punk said don’t worry I will always be a Paul Heyman guy. Trouble really began to brew between the two when Punk stated Paul’s other clients like Brock Lesnar and Curtis Axel needed help, not him.
Those words didn’t sit well with Brock Lesnar, who F-5’ed him later that night on Raw just moments after his main event match with Alberto Del Rio. Punk instantly had suspicions of Heyman’s involvement, but was assured by Heyman that he didn’t orchestrate the attack on Punk. Heyman then stated that Lesnar targeted Punk, because he said that Lesnar needed Heyman’s help.
With Summerslam just a month away in Los Angeles California, the WWE Universe can probably agree that this is one of the best put together storylines of the year. Seeing Lesnar take on a much younger superstar that is in his prime, will make for a much better matchup then Triple H versus Brock Lesnar did at WrestleMania and Extreme Rules.