– We reported over the weekend that both Vince McMahon and CM Punk are expected to appear on RAW tonight. In an update on this, we can confirm that both men are backstage at RAW right now at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. A “first draft” script going around at RAW this afternoon has Vince McMahon cutting a live promo in the arena. No word on CM Punk’s role as of this writing but he is in the building. He obviously won’t be wrestling on the show due to recent surgery on his left knee so expect a promo segment from him (and Paul Heyman) as well. It’s possible Vince McMahon and CM Punk will be involved in the same promo segment. We shall see.
There was said to be a lot of tension at the SmackDown TV tapings last Tuesday due to the low rating on a show with McMahon appearing and the Punk injury. It should be noted that WWE has tough competition tonight with a huge NFL game featuring the Houston Texans vs. The New England Patriots.