Exclusive Backstage News On Vince McMahon’s Meltdown At RAW & Who Almost Lost Their Job

The big talk backstage at Tuesday night’s WWE Smackdown tapings is what some of the wrestlers who were at RAW are describing to us as a “total shoot” in which Vince McMahon stormed out of the arena at the conclusion of RAW because of the piledriver spot John Cena and CM Punk did in their match last night.

It is being said that at one point, Arn Anderson (who was the producer of the match) was concerned about losing his job. John Cena apparently smoothed things over with Vince, who was already in his limo leaving by the time Cena came back into the Gorilla position after the match.

While the piledriver aired on WWE’s own YouTube channel, it is not known how many were aware of Vince’s anger over the spot, which we have been told is being described as something that got “lost in the translation.”

Here’s footage of the piledriver CM Punk delivered to John Cena:


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  • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

    Wow, John actually helped someone keep there job! But in all seriousness, big ups to Cena.

    • http://twitter.com/marios_g1987 MariosG1987

      Had the cojones to just go through a piledriver !!! nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Deleted_Account

        I absolutely found new respect for John Cena. It will be hard to top that match at WM.

      • stayphokus

        don’t forget the hurricanara he tried to do
        he botched the fuck out of it

        but at least hes tryin to learn new moves

        • http://www.facebook.com/JasonSteele2 Jason Steele

          i think it looked cool

        • Chris Cothran

          yeah I actually enjoyed the match…Cena trying several new things? WOW…guess old dog can learn new tricks.

    • http://twitter.com/bmdavis09 Brandon Davis

      You do not know what you’re talking about.. Cena is ALWAYS helping people out, & eyeing out the young talent. he just keeps the spotlight because he’s the only one who can put the asses in the seats. I love Punk, but he has proven to not be the draw Cena is.

      As far as helping someone.. when ORTON helps someone keep their job, then you make news to me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-James-Crawford/100001407556559 Randy James Crawford

        Randy Orton helped Cody keep his job.

      • Backstreet Bungalow

        Cena is not the only one to put asses in seats. If you haven’t noticed how much people boo the guy when they hear his music cause they didn’t come to see him. Punk, Orton, Lesnar, Rock, Undertaker, HHH, Jericho put asses in the seats.

        • stad174

          And when is Lesnar, Rock, Underfaker, and HHH there to put asses in seats???????????????????????? Faggot Underfaker only shows up from Feb to April for Wretlemania, Rock only shows up to promote a movie because he doesnt give a shit about WWE, HHH is in higher power now, Lesnar only shows up when he feels like it and after several weeks of low ratings.Y2J only comes and goes when he has time for RAW. Punk was better before the heel turn with Twinkie tits, and RKO is soon going to be making a heel turn. Cena is the only true WWE person. The ones that boo him will also cheer him at the end of the night. Also..Cena has the most Make A Wish wishes and has the highest amount of merchandise sold every day, that is why he has never been made a heel. If they turned him heel, they woulds lose millions of dollars as well as Make A Wish connections. Besides, Guys boo him because their women want him.

          • http://www.facebook.com/erik.mchatton Erik McHatton

            “Faggot Undertaker” huh? That’s mighty big talk for an asshole like you. Undertaker has been on the roster for over 20 years and has made alot of sacrifices for this business. He’s earned his part time spot and comes back to wrestle every year despite having multiple injuries that will never heal right. He has had the best match on the Wrestlemania card for the last 6 years at his age and that is incredible. Keep on calling him a “faggot” though since it shows exactly the type of IQ you really have.

          • Hitmaniac

            I love Undertaker and agree that someone who calls him “faggot” does so because they’re very jealous or very stupid. However, your implication that he has made sacrifices and keeps working with injuries “for the business” is, I believe, wrong, he does those things because he makes an insane amount of money for doing them. I’m not arguing with him doing that, I’s probably do the same and he’s certainly earned the right to do it, but he’s not doing it out of the goodness of his heart.

          • http://www.facebook.com/erik.mchatton Erik McHatton

            Oh I understand he does it for the payday, don’t get me wrong. Anyone that doesn’t understand that wrestling is first and foremost about the money is a mark of the highest standard. I mean he’s made sacrifices during his career. If he drops the streak to someone then I’ll say he did it for the good of the business.

          • D@R3D3V1L360

            I disagree because Undertaker wrestled that house show because he wanted to see if he could still perform at a high standard. Now, if he was only in it for the money would he really give a shit if he could put on epic matches? Which he did with HHH & HBK while his career was winding down. He could have went out there and phoned it in the last couple of years but he didn’t because he has respect for the business and wanted to earn the big money he gets…which he has. Undertaker is the most respected guy in the business for a reason…he cares. He has sacrificed a lot for the business, just like most wrestlers do. He has even offered to let Kane & Randy Orton end the streak but Vince said no.

          • tiran66

            Are you one of those fans who believe the part timers “need” the money? Come on now. Undertaker certainly doesn’t need the money. If it was all about money Taker would sign a legends contract and retire.

          • http://twitter.com/StephenSnel23 Stephen

            Complete moron posting, You represent the IWC so well its amazing…………………………….

          • Keith

            “Guys boo him because their women want him.” Why aren’t those guys satisfying their women proper so that they don’t think about another dick?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

            Taker is a legend and is a wrestlemania only guy now.

            Rock is a legend and has stated in an interview several times he never used WWE to promote a movie, which is why he left in the first place

            Lesnar doesn’t have a full contract

            Y2J is a legend who still gives up time to put over stars in WWE

            Cena is a very hard worker indeed but for you to put down those legends you just did, makes me sick. Seriously, SHOW SOME DAMN RESPECT!

          • fatneal

            what a clown

          • pibble24

            How is undertaker sucks moron need to learn a legend you’re just moron that hates greatness must be hbgay fan sheena fan etc.

          • Trent

            “Faggot” Undertaker is broken down due to years of inuries taking their toll on his body thanks to spending the last 23 years entertaining people like you, you selfish little prick.

          • mastermind

            Wow. Another person who has fallen victim to the WWE marketing team. I agree with the first part until you got to Punk. The only reason he is a heel is because Cena cried in the back after a Monday night raw, and Mcmahon made him and Heyman fake a heart attack after The King came back. Marketing, and you fell for it.

        • chris

          they may boo him or cheer him but its the fact that he gets a reaction whether it be good or bad and thats what put the people in seats, because they wanna boo the hell outer him or cheer for him, im not his greatest fan but at least hes there week in week out come rain or shine hustle loyalty respect

        • Oreial

          that’s called get a reaction, whoever can do that is a very powerful superstar. E.g. Austin, Punk Cena

      • http://www.facebook.com/AFCACBS97 Daniël de Bakker

        Cena still sucks

        • Oreial

          sucks ? he wins 90 % of his matches, 12 time world champion, 9 times in a row he will headline wrestlemania, so your faggot argument is clearly invalid.

          • http://www.facebook.com/AFCACBS97 Daniël de Bakker

            and that’s why 3 people downvoted your comment. He headlines wrestlemania for no reason, he isn’t wwe champion. We already know that supercena will get his ass kicked the whole match and then magically come back with his moveset of doom. He get’s beat up 90% of the match and then magically comes back. He made the title ugly as shit, he made it worthless by losing it and winning it and losing it and winning it over and over again. He claims a title shot whenever he wants. He’s a dick backstage to youngsters, he even said you cant see me to a f’in blind kid. He cheated on his wife with a pornstar. Now THAT shows loyalty and respect alright. Do you have something against homosexuals by the way? you seem to be a tad racist. go sort that out

      • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

        Really? i dont know what im talking about? He ruined Alex Riley’s career, and Kenny Dykstra’s. well Kenny didnt have much but Cena put the nail in the coffin. Sure Cena may be good for business, but dont you dare make it seem as if Cena is a saint. and Cena’s the only one who puts “asses in the seats.” notice, every raw The Rock is on, ratings and attendance go up. Punk may not draw as much but he also hasnt been shoved down our throats as much as Cena has so that could have something to do with it.

        • Vince

          Alex Riley ruined his own damn career by getting nailed with a DUI. Kenny is just some bitter guy that couldn’t get over with the crowd when he was in WWE so he blames Cena.

          • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

            Actually the DUI had no real impact since he was still with Miz when that occurred. Cena thought it would be all cool to screw with Riley backstage, Riley didnt take his shit and look were it got him. He could have possibly been a main eventer down the road but now he’s stuck getting knocked out in backstage segments by Big Show.

      • Mastermind

        Are you Crazy? Punk has not only proved that he can draw like Cena, he has shown that he is one of the top performers in the WWE besides Zigler and Sandow. Obamacare needs to kick in soon cause you need some glasses !!! lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/AFCACBS97 Daniël de Bakker

      I respect cena but he still sucks

    • Keith

      Why is that a surprise ? He’s a cool dude in real life..

  • http://www.facebook.com/statenjp Joshua Staten

    Anyone else think that maybe it was meant to be a powerbomb and punk/cena just lost the momentum to carry him up and over?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jack.wiley.18 Jack Wiley


    • http://www.facebook.com/USMC304378246800 Jason Hannis

      if it was meant to be a powerbomb, cena woudnt of held onto punks legs and wouldnt of stood his legs up.

      Also if it wasnt planned, Arn Anderson wouldn’t of been worried.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-James-Crawford/100001407556559 Randy James Crawford

        No he still would be worried but what would have happened, firing a Hall of Famer yeah right.

  • Scott

    It was meant to send a message to Vince and that is why he was pissed. Cena and Punk have been outspoken about how Vince has lost touch with the locker room and with what people want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.fundora.1 Daniel Fundora

    Vince needs to shut the hell up about the pliedriver.This is what the move that we haven’t seen for long time plus there’s no reason to banned piledriver and no reason to fired on arn anderson for this company they should bring back for only main events and thats what good for business to bring piledriver back without any excuses.

    • Muhahaha

      I think the reason the piledriver was banned was because of the Stone Cold/Owen Hart incident. WWE lost years off of Austin’s career because of that injury so they banned the move to prevent further injury.
      But where you have two in-ring verterans, i agree that it should be allowed and there was no reason for AA to get any blame.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

        That any by this psychology Scott Steiner should never have been allowed to wrestle for WWE (not to mention against top guys).

        He had a legitimate potentially injuring move every match.

  • GMpunk

    When two long time veterans want to perform a “dangerous” spot let them do it. The piledriver was executed perfectly anyway..

    • TrueFan

      Veterns can mess up too. Look at Owen Hart VS Austin. Owen nearly paralyzed Steve. I agree to a stand point, but this close to a Wrestlemania too? God forbid, but anything can go wrong.

      We can’t be pissed at Vince for being pissed.

      • GMpunk

        A guy did get paralyzed by a power bomb but people still do that all the time. In wrestling accidents happen.

        • TrueFan

          ya, well a “guy” is not Vince’s company. No other company has as many liabilities, people on roster, sponsorships or policies as WWE. and they’re there for a reason. NOT to deprive us fans, but to keep building the empire company it is.

        • arcade_arson

          it is a hell of easier to botch a piledriver its so easy to land on your neck

    • stad174

      It is only OK if the faggot Underfaker does a pile driver since it is is signature move. And his way is no safer than the way CM Punk did it, actually there is a more risk factor the way faggot does it because his grip could slip while holding his legs and land on his neck, The other way the legs are in the way to prevent the head from hitting the mat. So the truth is it is only OK is some old piece of shit uses it. I would trust CM Punk to to it rather than some old geriatric pile of crap who only does wrestling a couple times a year and not 300 times a year.

      • http://www.facebook.com/AFCACBS97 Daniël de Bakker

        No one takes you seriously anymore. You embarrass yourself everytime you comment

      • GrammarNazi

        “There is a more risk factor”? Learn to grammar if you plan on insulting someone you dim-witted termagant of a troll.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

        You insulting Undertaker is an injustice! *CUE THE SHIELD*

        This is why Punk fans suck.

  • tazz

    The Cena/Punk match was amazing, we saw things from both men we never thought we’d see. Cena doing a sit down powerbomb and a hurricarana. Punk doing a piledriver. That was a 5 star match easily. I dont understand why Vince was upset over the piledriver. Taker does the Tombstone all the time.At least Punk didnt get punished though.

    • Deleted_Account

      We have discussed that recently. There are a lot more things that can go wrong with a piledriver than a Tombstone. Tombstone would be dangerous if Taker or Kane were picking up Show or Mark Henry.

    • jccox01

      He got mad because (not sure if im wrong) but the piledriver was or is banned for causing people broken necks / death even.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.struble.7 Patrick Struble

    Vince really needs to step down from CEO and hopefully give control to Shane McMahon (even though it probably won’t happen and he’ll end up giving control to his dumbass daughter). He’s out of touch with the WWE fans. Yeah, he gave us great moments but hell even his father knew when it was time to step down. Now, it’s time for Vince to do the same.

    • Juststopbeingafuddyduddy

      Shane has nothing to do with WWE anymore. He sold most of his stock and went into business for himself. Building one of the largest ondemand companies in China.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-James-Crawford/100001407556559 Randy James Crawford

      He will give it to Triple H, it will stat with a man forever.

  • Pozessed

    The thing I find the most stupid is that these are two of the top guys in the company, sure you couldn’t afford to lose one of them but they pull off a lot of moves and some are just as dangerous, if it was two of the younger guys then fair enough because it is dangerous but if it is two veterans who are the top in the company I am sure that they will execute it properly.

  • God’s Diamond

    I remember back in the day it was Shawn Michaels’ finishing move or at least a signature. How times have changed

  • KennyD

    As the “producer” for the Cena – Punk match; it was ARN’s responsibility , period. It doesn’t matter if he knew or not about the pile driver ; that is just the way it is …
    Cena and Punk did one he** of a job with that match ; probably could have main evented that match at Wrestlemania … as far as I am concerned .
    I’m glad that no one was fired etc … as it showed what two grown me who are professionals can really do … AWESOME match.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-James-Crawford/100001407556559 Randy James Crawford

      Vince would not have fired a Hall of Famer, he fired Finlay and look where the Divas Division is so yeah.

  • I Believe

    Perhaps the actual piledriver was symbolic of Punk pildriving Vince’s authority.

  • Reality

    Punk’s reaction after the move is awesome, he’s like x’D

  • Dubh3124

    That piledriver is less dangerous than that move where John Cena does the diving fameasser, but its still legal. That move can be easily botched within a few inches of the neck area. John Cena is a big dude to be jumping on someone’s neck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zackery.schneider Zackery Schneider

    It was a beautiful piledriver, I popped huge for that.

  • gog

    fair play to cena but the heracarana looked more like a power bomb pin with puck falling over. its nice to see cena and punk doing new moves every now and then

  • Raul

    That spot couldn’t have been picked at a better time. I too came out of my seat (err, bed) when it happened. The fact that Cole and Lawler talked it up that that match was basically bigger than Wrestlemania also added to the impact of the use of the piledriver, powerbomb, and hurricana being used; it made the match seem that much more important. Vince needs to chill out.

  • http://twitter.com/mrzeegrr Eric Zeigher

    Vince Finally has a GREAT match on T.V…people are talking about it everywhere…and he blows a gasket. Sheesh. Both guys put on one hell of a match.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001177411091 Seth Bob

    I just don’t see how they know this kind of personal information. I don’t believe this shit for a second.

  • http://www.facebook.com/franz.poppe Franz Poppe

    that moment when you realize this Raw main event will be better than the Wrestlemania Main event

  • StadTheLoser

    You are an embarrassment to all of mankind and a waste of oxygen. Please, go kill yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

    Good Job on Cena’s part.

  • Scott Kinnard

    Whether or not it was a shoot, Vince had no right to make Arn feel his job was in danger. Arn has given everything to the business, has helped many of the young talent and produced easily the best match Raw has seen in years. And this is coming from someone who is not a Cena fan

  • fatneal

    …man the pussification in wwe continues…its a pile driver…a classic move that everyone who saw the match seemed to like…i dont care about the risk thats total bullshit…more people in the business have NOT gotten hurt by that move than those who have so all the “risk” talk is bullshit…i got love for vince i respect him but his lack of confidence in his roster(especially his top guys) is over the top… if he wonders why he has a roster full of pussies walking on eggshells scared to innovate and cut a decent promo its because of shit like this….rant over

  • juls

    ok i’m lossed..is there some sort of WWE rule against pile drivers? i occasionally watch WWE

    • Fuck

      It’s LOST you fuck.

  • TDR25_Forever

    I didn’t see the whole match as it happened, but I did see the rest of it online. The only thing I thought when CM Punk lifted Cena in the air and sat down was how the hell did that move make it on live television as I thought the piledriver was permanently banned in ALL OF WWE? It was great to see a piledriver on a major wrestling show after not having seeing it done in years. It’s really a sad day in the age of wrestling when the use of a common move like the piledriver is like using the “F” word or a racial slur on a live program.

  • http://twitter.com/svgdna The SVG

    Cenas hurrancanrana was more dangerous than this piledriver

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  • Thomas-24/7 (Mutascale)

    Why would Vince be mad, if everyone else was enjoying the match? There is a reason why I am a Arn Anderson fan, and that match proved it. Vince needs to take relax, and not get mad over something simple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dizzydizz69 Justin TheeRatchet Dudek

    should of fired him. never belonged in the four horsemen n never should be in charge of a match.. what a joke

  • Anthony

    John Cena is probably the most loyal wrestler in Wwe/Wwf ever. Im a giy but no homo. Look at John Cena’s looks. He could go to hollywood as an actor in a fucking second!!! His acting isnt that bad either!! Look at the Marines movie. John Cena hardly takes breaks. Imagine how much family time he has lost, he stays with us to entertain us yearround. People hate hom but without him Wwe would be shit. The day he leaves. Its gonna be hard for him. Ofbcourse John Cena is the type of man whos gonna stick his head out for someone. We shouldnt be suulrised!!. These new moves from Cena made me respect him even more, hes trying. We all should respect and love him for what he does in the end.

  • http://twitter.com/parliboy Gene Platt

    I just assumed that the piledriver was intended foreshadowing for Punk’s match with the Undertaker.