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- WWE Champion CM Punk comes out to talk about what happened on Raw with The Shield and The Rock. He calls out the three men, so Reigns, Rollins, and Ambrose come through the crowd. Punk talks about injustice and says he has never asked for their help and does not want them interfering this Sunday. That was basically it with them, and I was hoping we got something unexpected. They just left, and looked a little out of place. I was waiting for something more, but then I remembered it was Smackdown. Out comes The Rock for his final words to CM Punk.
With The Rock, you know what you are going to get. I was surprised to see him live again on Smackdown. He came out more serious than previous weeks, and it was much needed. He has cracked jokes, sang, and has been light hearted. We needed to see the visual switch flipped, and he did that. His tone was more serious and he looked ready to fight. It was a great decision to have him talk and then walk away. We have all seen him and Punk interact enough physically, so this was a great way to lead into Rumble.