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? We have five things to watch out for.
Don’t expect CM Punk to stay silent on the matter of his Triple Threat Match at SummerSlam: The stipulation places the champion in an extremely disadvantageous situation. If Punk’s tirade on the stage against AJ (“You’re a BAD GM!”) is any indication, The Voice of the Voiceless doesn’t think his gripes of being disrespected have been heard quite loud enough yet. Expect him to turn up the volume.