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Tonight, on Raw’s Shawn Michaels
gets beaten up by Brock Lesnar and ALL BETS ARE OFF Appreciation Night:
I can’t get no respect around here!
Sure, Rodney Dangerfield said it first, but WWE Champion CM Punk echoed the statement with gusto last week on Raw, airing his grievances that The Rock — and, by extension, the WWE itself — hasn’t afforded him the proper reverence as champion in recent weeks. It was a strong argument, but The Second City Saint’s night didn’t exactly get better thanks to Raw General Manager AJ Lee’s decision to place him in a Triple Threat WWE Title Match at SummerSlam against both John Cena and Big Show. Elsewhere, the inimitable Miss Lee turned the tables on her volcanic ex, Daniel Bryan, and Alberto Del Rio made a bold proclamation that didn’t exactly pay dividends for him on SmackDown. What awaits these competitors on the next episode of Raw?
Ahahahah somebody actually wrote that.
As always, my 10 favorite comments from tonight’s open discussion thread (when I get home at like 1 AM and pretend to read them) will be featured in tomorrow’s Best And Worst Of WWE Raw column. To nominate a comment for top 10 status, please reply to it with a +1.