– According to a RAW script that was leaked from the March 2nd broadcast, there was a planned segment with JBL announcing his WrestleMania plans. Here’s what JBL’s promo was scripted to say:
“Shawn Michaels isn’t the only one with Wrestlemania aspirations. I believe it is my destiny to do something historic on April 5th and after watching clips of Steamboat last week, I now know what is is – walk into my home state of Texas as the NEW Intercontinental Champion. I will bring honor and prestige back to that Title and have what will become the greatest Intercontinental Title match of all time. Earlier tonight I went to Vickie Guerrero who told me if I could beat CM Punk in a non-title match tonight; I’d face him for the Title next week. This is what you call controlling your own destiny – something most people including everyone here don’t have the backbone to do. Like it or not, you will all be witnesses to the first chapter of my TRUE destiny when I face CM Punk and…”
At that point, CM Punk was set to make his entrance before RAW went to commercial. The match was going to end in Disqualification with JBL picking up the win. The segment was scripted to happen after Shawn Michaels’ backstage segment and before the Randy Orton in-ring segment. According to the script, the match was produced by Mike Rotunda.
WWE cut the entire segment out of RAW this week probably because of time constraints. Neither Punk or JBL appeared on RAW this week and we don’t know yet if they will continue the angle on this coming Monday night.