no he didn't suck up to the crowd. He just exposed john for the politician that he is.
Of course it's a show and punk has powers backstage. But he can;t top john's power backstage. john is the current masterpotician of the wwe.
And how do you know that, do you work backstage? I said punk sucked up to IWC because he said again something makes them happy and kissed their ass again just like every promo of his, he makes his promos according to what people say in wrestling forums, and claims that he's their hero who will change everything in current WWE and make it better, and helps new talents to be pushed, while the fact is he's not, he just cares about himself and his title reign, and panders to smarks to make himself over with them.