Transcript of CM Punk’s Promo on RAW


Here’s the transcript of CM Punk’s groundbreaking promo on RAW that melted Stone Cold Steve Austin’s TV.

John Cena, while you lay there, hopefully as uncomfortable as you possibly can be, I want you to listen to me.

I want you to digest this because before I leave in three weeks with your WWE Championship I have a lot of things I want to get off my chest.

I don’t hate you John. I don’t even dislike you. I do like you. I like you a hell of a lot more than I like most people in the back. I hate this idea that you’re the best. Because you’re not. I’m the best. I’m the best in the world. There’s one thing you’re better at than I am and that’s kissing Vince McMahon’s ass.

You’re as good as kissing Vince McMahon’s ass as Hulk Hogan was. I don’t know if you’re as good as Dwayne though. He’s a pretty good ass kisser. Always was and still is.

Whoops! I’m breaking the fourth wall! (CM Punk waves to the camera)

I am the best wrestler in the world.

I’ve been the best since day one when I walked into this company. And I’ve been vilified and hated since that day because Paul Heyman saw something in me that nobody else wanted to admit. That’s right, I’m a Paul Heyman guy. You know who else is a Paul Heyman guy? Brock Lesnar. And he split just like I’m splitting. But the biggest difference between me and Brock is I’m going to leave with the WWE Championship.

I’ve grabbed so many of Vincent Kennedy McMahon’s brass rings that it’s finally dawned on me that there just that, they’re completely imaginary. The only thing that’s real is me and the fact that day in and day out, for almost six years, I have proved to everybody in the world that I am the best on this microphone, in that ring, even on commentary! Nobody can touch me!

And yet no matter how many times I prove it, I’m not on your lovely little collector cups. I’m not on the cover of your program. I’m barely promoted. I barely get to be in movies. I’m certainly not on any crappy show on the USA network. I’m not on the poster of Wrestlemania. I’m not on the signature that’s produced at the start of the show. I’m not on Conan O’Brian. I’m not on Jimmy Fallon. The fact of the matter is, I should be.

This isn’t sour grapes. It’s the fact that Dwayne is in the main event at Wrestlemania next year and I’m not makes me sick!

Oh hey, let me get something straight. Those of you who are cheering me right now, you, are just as big a part of me leaving as anything else. Because you’re the ones who are sipping on those collector cups right now. You’re the ones that buy those programs that my face isn’t on the cover of. And then at five in the morning at the airport, you try to shove it in my face and get an autograph and try to sell it on ebay because you’re too lazy to go get a real job.

I’m leaving with the WWE Championship on July 17th. And hell, who knows, maybe I’ll go defend it in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Maybe…I’ll go back to Ring of Honor.

(Punk looks at the camera and waves)

Hey, Colt Cabana, how you doing?

The reason I’m leaving is you people. Because after I’m gone, you’re still going to pour money into this company. I’m just a spoke on the wheel. The wheel is going to keep turning and I understand that. Vince McMahon is going to make money despite himself. He’s a millionaire who should be a billionaire. You know why he’s not a billionaire? Because he surrounds himself with glad-handed, nonsensical, douchebag yes men, like John Laurinaitis, who’s going to tell him everything he wants to hear. And I’d like to think that maybe this company will better after Vince McMahon is dead. But the fact is, it’s going to be taken over by his idiotic daughter and his doofus son-in-law and the rest of his stupid family.

Let me tell you a personal story about Vince McMahon alright. We do this whole (anti) bully campaign – (the microphone is cut off)

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8 Responses to “Transcript of CM Punk’s Promo on RAW”

  1. Zank Says:

    best promo ever?

    • Great Puma Says:

      It’s up there. Top Three?

      Thanks as always, Zank, for stopping by.

      • Zank Says:

        Top Three? Yes.
        Best one?? Absolutely!

        #1 Punk last night (most honest)
        #2 3:16 was born at King of the Hill (most awesome)
        #3 formation of nWo and Hogan turning on Macho Man (most shocking)

      • Great Puma Says:

        Nice choices, Z!

        nWo was pretty ridiculous. They made people throw bottles in the ring. Pretty surreal. I think Punk’s is tops when it comes to breaking kayfabe.

        On the other side of the coin, I liked Shawn Michaels retirement speech. That was pretty heartfelt.

        Jericho’s first introduction to the WWF(?) was pretty mind blowing as far as kayfabe promos go.

      • Zank Says:

        What I only now realized… WWE just proved that you can go PG and still have have a blast. This should make all the interwebz fanboys shut up about how they want the Attitude Area back.

  2. Mascara De Fuego Says:

    has to at least be promo of the year.

  3. Mascara De Fuego Says:

    promo of the year (to THIS point) 😉

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