Re: Punk & Heyman mocking King's heart attack
I haven't seen it but based on the discussion (and some time to think about it) I have come to the conclusion that this just shocked the hell out of people.
WWE literally went 180 degrees by using this angle. No one is used to this so it's like someone walking up to you and smacking you across the face as hard as they can.
To deny Linda's senate run didn't have any effect on the product at this point is asinine. There is no way in hell they would have done this two or three weeks ago.
And as much as I think the real Phil Brooks is an asshole, I don't think even he'd be this low class of a person to mock Jerry Lawler's heart attack. CM Punk on the other hand is the scummiest cowardly trolling heel there might have ever been (gives Jericho a run for his money) and would not hesitate to stoop so low. So in this case, this angle is fine with me from a character standpoint. How could anyone cheer Punk after THIS? That's the point.
Shock value. The REAL Vince never really left us, he was just constricted by the Senate run.