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Punk is shown walking backstage, a towel around his shoulders. Josh Matthews comes up from off screen, with a mic in hand.
Josh: Punk...Punk...can I get a word after what we...
Punk stops, turning to Josh.
Punk: After what Josh? After what you just saw? Let me tell you, what you just saw. You saw a blatant abuse of power. All week since Raw, I've been preparing for Christian. I've been preparing myself physically and mentally to face Captain Doucherino, and for a TLC match. I was caught off guard tonight, plain and simple as that.
Josh: But Punk...
Punk: But nothing you pathetic excuse for a mic monkey! This abuse of power is rampant. I may not like Ziggler, but did you see the abuse of power in his match? That ref couldn't even count Warrior's arm going down 3 times right! We all saw it! Warrior's arm dropped 3 times, but nooooooo!!! The man is so incompetent just like you, that he mistook it for Warrior answering the 3 count, and because of that, Ziggler didn't win that title.
Look at my match....I guarantee officials knew that Christian wouldn't be here tonight, and they got Edge to fill in. Could they have told me I was facing Edge and it wouldn't be a TLC match? Of course...but instead, they leave their #1 guy blindsided and made to look like a fool on the second biggest show of the year. That's fine though...because tonight....as a matter of fact, in mere moments....I will solidify my spot at this years Wrestlemania. If Edge gets in my way...I'll break his nose over my knee when I put his ass to sleep. If other superstars try to stop me..well..I'll just do what I do best...and that's be the best damn wrestler out there! Tonight is my night! And no one....and I mean NO ONE!.....will steal my spotlight again!
Punk walks off, abruptly pushing Josh out of his way with his shoulder.