CM Punk has been on a roll after returning to WWE at Survivor Series last month and he kept the momentum going with frequent appearances on all WWE shows over the past couple of weeks. He was a main part of RAW this week but he didn’t close out the show. Now the reason for that decision has been unveiled.

This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW was memorable for lot of reasons. This is especially because CM Punk had a blistering promo segment with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. He even name-dropped Mickie James, which she certainly appreciated.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about the reason why CM Punk didn’t close out the show. It ultimately was decided that WWE wanted to ensure the maximum number of fans saw Punk’s promo segment, which is why his promo was put on at 9 o’clock.

It’s the main event and they wanted a long main event, and that’s the thing they put on last. They didn’t put Punk’s decision on last which is interesting because Punk’s decision was the #1 thing. I think that the idea was they knew that even if they put Punk’s decision on last, even though that would hold more viewers better than this match, less viewers would see it. So they put the Punk decision on at 9 o’clock when they think they would get the highest, it’s usually the high point of the show. So then everybody to see the Punk decision.”


CM Punk has confirmed that he will be part of Monday Night RAW going forward. Punk also dropped a Royal Rumble bombshell on the show. It remains to be seen how Punk will be booked in the coming weeks.

Were you surprised by CM Punk’s promo on Monday Night RAW? Are you enjoying Punk’s WWE run so far? Let us know in the comments section below!

Transcription by Ringside News

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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