11 Off-Air WWE Moments You Weren't Supposed To See

11. Michael Cole, JBL, And Jerry Lawler Make Fun Of CM Punk Chants

This is a recent one. When CM Punk's hiatus turned retirement was still fresh, "CM PUNK!" chants came and went a lot, instead of how it is now where we usually just hear them when his wife, A.J. Lee, is in the ring. In this case, the chants were going on during the break between the Superstars taping and the live Raw, when the announcers decided to crack some jokes about them:

Michael Cole: "Well, there you go, that'll drown out soon...how about 'Go a-way, go a-way?'"

Jerry Lawler: "Go a-way! Go a-way! It doesn't last very long, does it?"

John Layfield: "No, it doesn't. Not a lot of determination to that chant."

When the video first surfaced, speculation about Punk was running rampant, to the point it was considered suspicious that they didn't pull it immediately as they have with other pre-show announcer banter videos. Obviously, there was nothing to that.


Formerly the site manager of Cageside Seats and the WWE Team Leader at Bleacher Report, David Bixenspan has been writing professionally about WWE, UFC, and other pop culture since 2009. He's currently WhatCulture's U.S. Editor and also serves as the lead writer of Figure Four Weekly and a monthly contributor to Fighting Spirit Magazine.