During the latest installment of the Sean Waltman’s podcast, Waltman talked about the backstage reaction at RAW when The Rock decided to call CM Punk after the show went off the air. Waltman, who was backstage at the show, revealed that at one point they were wanting to cut The Rock’s microphone.
“Obviously there was controversy over The Rock calling CM Punk,” said the former WWE Superstar. “I was up in the gorilla position when all that was going down…I’m not going to say who was on the headset saying, cut his mic, cut his mic. Doesn’t he realize we’re in a lawsuit with this guy? But nobody was really, like mad mad. But it was just like, come on. It was one of those things.”
As previously noted, WWE had nothing to do with The Rock calling Punk, and they were said to be very upset about the incident. When WWE saw what he was doing, they sent someone to ringside to tell The Rock to take the promo in a different direction. A fan caught wind of the comment and and warned The Rock that they will turn off his mic if he didn’t follow orders. The Rock responded to the fan, “They better not turn off my mic.”