WWE plants seeds of dissension in CM Punk-Paul Heyman relationship

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The relationship between CM Punk and Paul Heyman has suddenly become strained and WWE has now planted the seeds of dissension that could very well lead to the two splitting apart.

During last night's (Sun., June 16, 2013) marquee match at the WWE Payback pay-per-view (PPV) at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, Paul Heyman appeared to attempt to aid CM Punk in his match with Chris Jericho. It didn't go particularly well, as Punk didn't seem to appreciate the effort and Jericho nearly won the match on a roll up.

In the end, "The Second City Saint" emerged victorious and all seemed well.

Fans quickly wondered if some seeds of dissension were being planted, however, and WWE played that up in a video posted on WWE.com showcasing some strain in the relationship between the two friends. Head on over to watch it but here's the relative text, said by Punk to Heyman:

"I've never heard you call me your client before. I'm not your client. Curtis Axel is your client, Curtis Axel needs your help, he needs somebody to guide him, I get that. There was a time when maybe I needed you to guide me but I was never your client, I was your friend. Curtis Axel needs your help, Brock Lesnar needs your help, they're your clients. I'm your friend; just be my friend."

That's a great angle and opens the door for a feud between Punk and the Heyman stable, led by Brock Lesnar. It makes sense, too, seeing as Punk has returned but doesn't have anyone to work a program with.

Punk vs. Lesnar at SummerSlam sounds like a home run to me.

Cagesiders, what are your thoughts on this?

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