*The fans cheer in a lively manner as C.M. Punk appears on stage and continue doing so even with C.M. Punk not doing his signature pose but instead heading to the ring, with a stern look on his face as he is handed a mic and waits for the cheers to subside before speaking*
Punk: Now, last week, Lex Luger and I fought for the right to become the #1 contender to the WWE Championship. It was a great match until.......
Lex Luger had to resort to cheating to try to beat me. Now, don't get me wrong, I understand why he did it and believe back in the day I did and would've done the same thing but when you call and prove that you are The Best in the World that type of behavior is no longer a part of you. You have no need to resort to cheap tactics like cheating because the pure wrestling skill, and the ability to keep going strong whether you win, lose or draw make you a better person and a better WWE Superstar.
That's why I learned, that's why I try to pass on to those who face me in this ring and put their heart, soul, blood, sweat and even tears into this business like I have. I'm not here whining about not defeating Luger last week or even whining that Jericho once again had to be the last man standing after laid out Luger and myself, claiming that neither of us were worthy of facing him for the WWE Championship.
I am simply pissed that had not Luger tried to cheat to win, and accepted that I was and am the better man, I would've won that match and made Jericho eat his words at because if ever there was anyone worthy of facing anyone for the WWE Championship, it's me.
I have been through hell and back to get where I am today and know that if I were to face Chris Jericho once more, I would make him Go to Sleep or lock him in the Anaconda Vise till I damn well pleased because I am the Best Wrestler in the World and know that I am the next WWE Champion. I'll go through anyone to get that chance, be it Cena, Black, Rhodes or even Luger again...I will face Jericho for the WWE Championship at WWE in your House, that is a damn guarantee.
*The commentators boo as Lex Luger makes his way out to the stage to the crowds disgust. He slowly struts down to ringside, keeping his eyes on Punk the whole time*
Luger: YOUR NEW WWE CHAMPION! LEX LUGER! *The crowd boos*
2 more minutes, that's what would have been echoed over the arena. I did not cheat Punk! Have you got video evidence of myself being DQ'd. Because if I cheated, why did the bell not ring for a disqualification? Had we not gone to a draw, you would've been on my shoulders, in the Torture Rack, slapping your hand against my shoulder not once, not twice, but thrice!
You see Punk, we need to settle this. No excuses. You need to move off to another feud, to allow me and Chris to tear the roof of this place. You say the word, and you make Chris Jericho vs Lex Luger at Backlash. What do you say Punk? See who is the "Best in the World", and who moves onto Backlash to face Mr. Dancer boy?
*As Luger and Punk argue in the ring, the music of the RAW is WAR GM hits and Teddy Long makes his way to the top of the ramp.*
Teddy Long: Now hold up a minute, hold it right there playas. Now listen, last week the match ended in a draw, and while Lex Luger may have cheated, I am not going to reverse the decision of the referee. Now we could have ourselves a rematch, but nobody likes to see the same matches week after week. So here is how its goin down playas, instead of you two fightin again for the number one contender spot, over the next three weeks you two will be placed in matches, and in three weeks, whoever I found the most impressive I will name number one contender at that time. Now tonight playas you two will square off in a tag team match, where CM Punk your partna will be, John Cena! And Lex your partna tonight will be Tyler Black, and to keep Chris Jericho on his game we are takin a page out of Nitroâ€™s book and havin ourselves a Champion versus Champion match where Chris Jericho faces Cody Rhodes. Holla Holla Holla!
*Teddy Long heads to the back as Punk and Luger stare at each other.*