The latest WWE RAW segment featured Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, and CM Punk ahead of WrestleMania 40. The segment was filled with numerous verbal jabs exchanged among the three superstars, showcasing the intense rivalry between them. These exchanges were well-received by fans, who appreciated the intense segment.

As the segment progressed, tensions continued to escalate, culminating in a surprising moment where Punk, known for his history with both competitors, announced his role as the guest commentator for their upcoming title match at WrestleMania 40. However, recent reports have shed light on the behind-the-scenes details of the segment.

Fightful Select behind paywall reports that WWE sources claim the segment was generally outlined with the understanding that the talent involved would ‘go for it and see what happens.’ WWE was apparently blindsided by CM Punk’s cursing following a reported backstage memo discouraging talent from swearing on air. Internally, Adam Pearce was listed as the producer of the segment.

Adam Pearce produced the segment, successfully setting the stage for a dramatic showdown at WrestleMania. The tensions and rivalries between Rollins, McIntyre, and Punk are expected to reach a boiling point at WrestleMania 40.

Backstage reaction to CM Punk’s Vince McMahon reference on WWE RAW

The backstage reaction to CM Punk’s reference to Vince McMahon during the WWE RAW segment was initially met with a hush, indicating a moment of surprise or caution among those behind the scenes.

During the segment, McIntyre mocked Punk for not being part of WrestleMania due to his injury. McIntyre referred to himself as “the chosen one,” a title given to him by Vince McMahon early in his WWE career. When Punk questioned McIntyre about who gave him that title, fans knew it was McMahon. McIntyre, however, smiled and looked at Punk.

Despite the unexpected mention of McMahon, according to reports from PWInsider, there was no fallout or negative repercussions backstage. The talent involved, including Punk, Seth Rollins, and Drew McIntyre, received no heat for the segment.

Since McMahon departed from WWE due to a controversial lawsuit, no reference has been made about him.

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