CM Punk Chants Concerning WWE
While there's a general feeling backstage in WWE that the CM Punk chants are already starting to fade out on their own, The Wrestling Observer is reporting there is still concern over the March 3 edition of RAW in Chicago. The possibility of a rowdy crowd in favor of their hometown superstar is much more probable, and it's not something WWE is ignoring.
The Undertaker and Hulk Hogan are both scheduled to return on Feb. 24, one week prior to the Chicago show. However, there are talks of using one or both of them on the Chicago show as a counter method to the CM Punk chants. Neither stars have been advertised for the March 3 event as of yet.
As mentioned, despite the Chicago event coming up, the overall feeling is that the Punk chants have become a non-factor.
There was worry heading into the Los Angeles RAW on Monday that fans would hijack the Cena/Orton main event, so the idea was to use Bryan right before the match to sway the crowd from chanting. With very little to speak of happening in L.A., the CM Punk craze seems to have worn off, with the possible exception of Chicago.
In related news, The Observer is also reporting that there are mostly mixed feelings regarding Punk's decision to leave. Virtually no one agrees with the way he left — walking out just before RAW started – there are some that believe he had valid concerns. It's also going around that Punk was believed to be popular, but that he wasn't a ticket seller and only on a few occasions did he move the needle in pay-per-view business.
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