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Re: WWE: A Strong Response



We are getting word ahead of Raw that there is some strong real life tension between Jeff Hardy and CM Punk. It has emerged that Punk was slating Jeff to a number of guys backstage after the Royal Rumble and at Raw the next night.

It appears that Punk’s on screen opinion of Jeff doesn’t differ from his thoughts behind the curtain. He was said to have told the guys that he was worried Jeff might not turn up and use the excuse of the different airports in New York to get out of dropping the Intercontinental title to him. We were told that these guys stood up for Jeff but this didn’t stop Punk as he really laid in to him, saying that he doesn’t deserve the position in the company that he has. Punk even went as far to say that he’s seen dozens of young kids kicked out of developmental and the indy’s with far more talent than Jeff, and said if only they followed Jeff’s example of jumping off ladders to go through tables and botch their way through normal matches, maybe they would have got somewhere.

It is clear that Punk’s ego appears to be growing since his heel turn and push. He has always had a lot of confidence in his own ability but it seems now that he has the important people backing him as a future main eventer, he might just have put his foot in his mouth. We haven’t been able to find out what the response of the backstage officials is, but they surely won’t be happy with these comments. With Jeff being kept off TV last week, and as far as we know he won’t be on Raw tonight either, it looks like we could see the duo kept apart for a while. They were scheduled to compete at Wrestlemania in a follow up to the shocking ending at the end of their match at Royal Rumble, and as far as we believe that plan is not set to change.

It does though mean that a very serious conversation needs to take place between both parties and probably Vince McMahon before Jeff returns to TV, or the whole angle may indeed be scrapped. We will keep you updated on this situation as we learn more details.

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