On the latest episode of “What Happened When” on AdFreeShows.com, Tony Schiavone described what happened before, during, and after CM Punk’s promo on Rampage:
“During Rampage, I’m one of the 3 people in the back that sat at the Go Position. There’s Tony Khan, the coach in the middle, and me on the right. He came out, and he stayed in the back and talked to everybody. He was very, very nice as you might imagine. I talked to him about his promo.
He said, ‘I really don’t know. I’ve been thinking about so many things to say, and I really don’t know what I’m going to say’. We did know the one thing he was going to touch on was Darby to set up the PPV match. From then on, we had no idea what he was going to say or how he was going to say it, and to be honest you, if he did, he didn’t let us on. It really looked like to me that he was really thinking about this hard and it weighed on it for some time. You’ve been gone for seven years and you’re such a star. He’s such a great talker and a great worker. You’re back in Chicago and you sell out the building just on a rumor. That’s star power.
He walked out of the Go Position. Everybody bumps fists. We’re all excited, Tony’s excited, and then everybody starts to come out at the Go Position because we have a monitor out there. Kenny was out there, The Young Bucks, everybody. They didn’t want to sit in the back and watch it. They wanted to come out right behind the curtain and feel it. I’m going to be honest with you, it was one of those from the heart, just a** kicking moments. He did it. He came back and people were so excited about it.”