We noted last week before Raw that WWE ran what looked to be a trial of the new Network pre-show, which included panelists Booker T, Tensai and Alex Riley. WWE ran the trial again last night before Raw with the same three names, so it looks like that could be the regular team of panelists for the pre-show, although that has yet to be officially announced.
Hall of Famer Calls CM Punk's WWE Walk Out a Smart Move
During a recent interview with Fighting Spirit Magazine, WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk had the following to say regarding CM Punk's WWE walk out:
"It's a smart move on [Punk’s] part. If you look at what Vince has done, if someone has drawn him some money they will be on the card at WrestleMania, no matter what has happened between them. CM Punk will be back, because if he isn't, Vince leaves money on the table.
If being in the last match at WrestleMania is his wish, then he's going to try and make it come true, the only way possible. He's put the ball back in Vince's court, and that's difficult because Vince has the only court. This is what made it so good about having several places to go [in years past].
Do you think CM Punk worries about the dollars? For all the great ones, it's not about that. They might tell you that they're in it for the money, but they're not – they're in it for the performance, and so is CM Punk."