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WWE Trolls CM Punk by Recreating His Embarrassing UFC Debut at Smackdown PPV (GIFs)
CM Punk did not have an amicable split from the WWE. After working for the WWE for a decade, Punk walked out on the company in January 2014, frustrated with their creative choices (he felt they owed him more after taking one for the team by doing a heel turn) and tired of being pressured to wrestle without being fully healthy. The WWE’s response? First they suspended him. Then they fired him. On his wedding day.
So yeah, CM Punk and the WWE are not on good terms. And they aren’t going to be on good terms any time soon after the WWE mocked his sad UFC debut on Sunday.
As you probably know, CM Punk’s long-awaited debut at UFC 203 did not go well. In fact, it was downright embarrassing. Punk came out charging against Michey Gall after the opening bell and totally whiffed on a punch. Gall then picked him up, carried him to the fence, beat the crap out of him, and got him to tap out on a rear naked choke midway through the first round.
The whole sad fight has been condensed into a single 11-second GIF:
— Karl (@karlt187) September 11, 2016
The WWE didn’t officially say anything about Punk’s UFC debut. Unofficially, however, they trolled the sh*t out of CM Punk on Sunday night’s Smackdown Backlash pay-per-view event. The main event was a bout between The Miz and Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. And it started exactly the way Punk’s UFC debut played out, with a whiff, a beating, and a rear-naked choke.
Take a look:
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) September 12, 2016
Pretty epic burn.
Can we get a live look at Vince McMahon?
Yep, that’s what I thought.
Hat Tip – [Uproxx]