Stephanie McMahon Shuts Down Rabid Chicago Crowd With Brutal CM Punk Dig
Monday Night Raw took place in the Allstate Arena in Chicago last night; a venue and a City known for been rabid and raucous.
They go against the normality. They cheer who they are not supposed to cheer and they boo who they are supposed to be cheer.
Basically, they don't really go with the usual flow.
Chicago is also the hometown of CM Punk, one of the most popular WWE superstars of all-time. Excellent in the ring and a genius on the mic, Punk is still chanted about to this day despite his retirement from wrestling in 2014.
Punk, real name Phil Brooks, made the switch to UFC and was utterly destroyed against Mickey Gall in his first fight at UFC 203, being choked out at 2 minutes and 14 seconds into his big debut.
There is still major beef between Punk and WWE following disagreements about creative, his injury issues that he did not feel were dealt with sufficiently, him getting his contract termination papers on his wedding day amongst other things.
And so when Chicago were loudly chanting for their hero last night on Raw, Stephanie McMahon, one of the most despicable on-screen characters in WWE, shut them down with a single line.
In a totally unscripted phrase, she sarcastically asked the crowd if they could keep chanting for Punk for "about 2 minutes 15 seconds" so they would last longer than Punk did.
Watch savage Steph going in here:
She really missed a trick not dropping the mic and imitating her father's famous power-strut but then again, she did have to continue her promo on the show.