— Colt Cabana and Ace Steele were sitting in the front row during the WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view event. They were both backstage before the show as well. Punk interacted with them several times during the main event.
— The t-shirt that CM Punk had on at the WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view was sold at the merchandise stands and according to fans, it said “the Best in the World” and had the July 17th, 2011 date on it. There were also words about Chicago. The shirt was reportedly sold out minutes after the show started.
— Here are some comments from numerous figures in pro wrestling on the CM Punk-John Cena match via Twitter:
The Rock: “Congratulations to new WWE Champion @CMPunk. Gonna be a helluva run for you. I hope our paths cross.”
Steve Austin: “@CMPunk and @JohnCena had a big time pro wrestling match. I loved it. And I loved the finish. Congrats to both guys. Great stuff.”
“WOW!!! What a Tremendous reception for @CMPunk! That was a 10 out of 10. Hell Yeah!”
Trish Stratus: “What’s so wrong w/ leaving the company as champion, right @wweuniverse? Hehe! Great match-the ‘to be continued’ is what’s got me #mustseetv”
Sean Waltman: “That was f**king unbelievable. Glad I decided on a later flight in order to see that. Hats off to both guys and to WWE for doing it right. Now I can get on my flight a happy man. Thanks @CMPunk and @JohnCena . Thanks to Chicago for making that so electric. Best bldg in world.”
Jim Ross: “Really solid, compelling, old school wrestling match between @JohnCena & @CMPunk. Making me proud.”
“MITB delivered! Last match was excellent. Hope everyone who watched enjoyed it.”
When a PPV delivers, especially the main event, & then the show goes off the air w/ more questions than answers I’d say that’s a good nite.
From start to finish, MITB arguably was the best wrestling PPV of the year. Highly entertaining, great crowd & gutsy in ring work. Bravo.
Kevin Nash: “MITB better than any mma ppv I’ve watched. Punk continues to gain my respect and Jay is the F**KIN man,WWE at it’s best”
Mick Foley: “I don’t think I’ve ever been jealous of a wrestler’s character before. Money, yes, character, no. @cmpunk has changed that. Damn. Damn!”
Howard Finkel: “I’ve seen just about everything possible in my 36 yrs.in this industry, but nothing like I witnessed 2nite! I love this business so much!”
Zack Ryder: “Congrats to my first ever Broski of the Week @CMPunk!”
Seth Rollins: “We’re still a wrestling company and that was how professional wrestling is done.”
Joey Styles: “I can’t believe this. Our WWE Champion doesn’t work for WWE and John Cena is or will be fired. OMG! Holy Crap!”