Originally written on Wrestling Truth  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Clash of the Heyman Guys: CM Punk’s new found affinity with the fans continued on RAW, following his home town victory over Chris Jericho at Payback. Ticked off that Paul Heyman considered him just another “client”, Punk went against his manager’s wishes and booked himself in a match with the controversial Alberto Del Rio. The Best In The World got the victory with a count-out after a GTS sent the World Champ to the outside, but it was after the match when things got interesting. Instead of “Cult of Personality” blasting through the speakers, Brock Lesnar’s theme hit and the beast left Punk flat on his back with the F5. It seems the WWE isn’t big enough for two Paul Heyman guys…but where does Heyman’s own loyalty lie? Henry swerves the fans and attacks Cena: Over the past few weeks Mark Henry has been teasing on Twitter that his retirement was looming. He went as far as to confirm this before this week’s RAW, and during the show the suited and solemn looking Strongman suckered in the audience to believe that he was indeed being put out to pasture, as he joined John Cena in the ring for give a farewell speech. WRONG You see there was one “regret” – Henry revealed that he’s always wanted to win the WWE Championship. Though Cena handed him the belt as a momentary show of respect, Mark Henry’s demeanor switched and he handed the belt back to the Champ. “You have to earn it” – and with that the World’s Strongest Man slammed Cena in to oblivion. It had all been a ruse to swerve Cena and finish what he started the night after Wrestlemania. Henry later Tweeted… “When I stop laughing at ALL of you I will send a proper tweet.” Christian returns: RAW was a night of shocks and swerves, and the return of Christian can be added to the list. Wade Barrett was scheduled to get his rematch with Curtis Axel for the IC belt, but Vickie Guerrero had other ideas, bringing back Captain Charisma as Barrett’s surprise opponent. After Christian dodged Barrett – who went careering in to the ring post – he connected with the Killswitch to get a return victory. It looks like we have a new player in the IC title picture. Bryan has had enough: Among the most controversial moments of a wild Raw in Michigan was the unexpected stoppage of the Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton contest after the submission expert suffered a “stinger” in the middle of the bout and was deemed unfit to compete by WWE officials, with the final decision coming from WWE COO Triple H himself. “Whether anybody likes it or not, it’s my job as COO of this company,” confirmed Triple H to WWE.com. “I made the call that Daniel Bryan’s health was important and I called the match.” “I saw Daniel face-to-face with Triple H, nose to nose, screaming at him, saying that the match should not have been stopped and he’d worked through several injuries over 13 years,” said referee John Cone, who followed Bryan into the locker room area.“Triple H fired back, saying he’s worked through torn quads, but Bryan was saying it was supposed to be the biggest match of his career and it was taken away from him. “I’d never seen anything like it, they almost came to blows,” elaborated Cone. “Randy stepped in and pulled Daniel Bryan back, it was the craziest thing I’d ever seen backstage.” Quick Results: - Christian def. Wade Barrett with the Killswitch. - Team Rhodes Scholars def. Sheamus in a Handicap match. - Randy Orton def. Daniel Bryan due to match stoppage. - Stephanie McMahon confronted Divas Champion AJ Lee, but Kaitlyn soon took matters in to her own hands. - Kane def. U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose via Disqualification, after Rollins & Reigns interfered. - Antonio Cesaro (with Zeb Colter) def. William Regal. - Chris Jericho def. Heath Slater. - Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel def. Sin Cara. - CM Punk def. World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio via Count-out

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