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WWE News: JR Praises Punk vs. Rock Confrontation, Trending Topics From Raw, More Visitors Backstage

January 8, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Guests backstage at Raw last night included the following: Carolina Panthers DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge, Sean Waltman, WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco as well as Rock’s longtime friend Milton McBride Rosen. Rosen suffers from down syndrome and has been very close with The Rock for many years, with The Rock calling him one of his strongest sources of inspiration.

– Some of the WWE related terms trending on Twitter last night were: RockOnRAW, The Rock, Just Bring It, CM Punk, Paul Heyman, Antonio Cesaro, The Shield, WWE Title, Ryback, #AreYouSeriousBro and #RyderHasMoreFollowersThanMiz.

– Jim Ross posted the following on Twitter last night regarding the CM Punk-Rock confrontation to close Raw…

“@CMPunk & @TheRock closing segment on #RAW was a fantastic conclusion to the broadcast for @WWE. Big money promo by both. Felt old school.”

@CMPunk is the best villain to practice his trade in @WWE in years. Could have been a star in any era. #RoyalRumble vs @TheRock =physicality

That’s what villains do, cheat to win/gain advantages.”@Stanleyalumona: @JRsBBQ that is if #WWE is ready to stop Punk from cheating to win.”

Credit: rajah.com

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* 411’s WWE Raw report

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