Live report from 'Monday Night Raw' taping in Chicago, IL (Punk, more)

Reported by Adam Martin of
On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 2:16 AM EST

VKingOfTheWorldV sent this report in:

They let us in about 7:00 local time maybe a little after. Lillian Garcia came out and did the ring announcing for the 2 dark matches.

Takeshi Morishima beat Charlie Haas in 1st dark match.

William Regal defeated FCW's Jake Hager in the 2nd match. Regal is a good worker but Hager threw his own weight out there tonight. Guy definitely looks like he has a future on RAW.

Post RAW Dark Match: CM Punk beat JBL to retain the World Title. After the match Punk went around the ring and slapping hands with a bunch of people including his sister and other people. He was then give mic time after and said how at Wrestlemania 22 which was in Chicago how he was an extra in the Cena entrance holding a fake gun and he told himself 1 day he would be holding a World Title and 2 1/2 years later his dream came true and said that you should keep trying and in 2 1/2 years you to could be holding a championship belt. Punk then slapped a few more hands and hugs and even gave some to the Cubs players in attendance then he left.

RAW will be returning to Chicago on January 19th.