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Paul Heyman reflects on CM Punk’s pipe bomb promo, The Rock on Thea Trinidad signing with WWE



- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram to congratulate former TNA Knockout Thea Trinidad on officially signing her WWE contract. She has made appearances in NXT as of late with Andrade "Cien" Almas. She played the role of AJ Lee in the movie about Paige and her family, which is titled "Fighting With My Family. WWE Studios and The Rock's Seven Bucks Productions filmed a scene involving Trinidad for the movie back in February at a RAW TV event in Los Angeles. Johnson wrote the following:

“After years of hard work and grind.. Congratulations to my good bud/mentee @theatrinidadtmt on finally signing her @WWE contract. When we met years ago, I always felt she had star potential, but more importantly, I knew she was a good quality human being. When the opportunity came along, I cast her in a starring role in our @sevenbucksprod's #FightingWithMyFamily. Her performance was brillIant. So much so, upon wrapping our movie, WWE saw that star potential and offered her a contract.

Her relentless drive and resilience to "make it" comes from a very powerful and emotional backstory with her father. They bonded by watching wrestling and she made a promise to him that one day she would make it in the WWE. Sadly, her father passed away in the 9/11 attacks and never saw Thea's dream come true. But you know he's right there with her and so proud. We're rooting for her every step of the way. Congrats Thea and as we always talk about, be the hardest worker in the room. #Respect #Trinidad #WWE”

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- June 27th marked the six-year anniversary since CM Punk did his pipe bomb promo during an edition of Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas. Punk talked about various topics including Vince McMahon, Paul Heyman, and John Cena during his promo. Punk would later go onto to beat John Cena for the WWE Title at the Money In The Bank PPV. Heyman took the following to comment on the promo: