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Paul Bearer

Family Signed Off On

CM Punk Urn Desecration

3/22/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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CM Punk
's seemingly cold-hearted tirade last week during the WWE tribute to Paul Bearer wasn't at all what it seemed ... because we've learned Paul's family gave its stamp of approval before the shenanigans.

In case you missed last week's RAW, the WWE aired an emotional tribute to the late Paul Bearer ... and smack in the middle, CM Punk attacked another wrestler (Kane) with Paul's urn.



Paul's son Michael Moody tells TMZ, the act of desecration was pre-planned ... WWE's creative team approached Paul's family for permission before the stunt unfolded on live TV.

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The team wanted to use the diss to promote next month's Wrestlemania battle between Punk and Undertaker ... and Paul's family was down with it.

Michael tells us, "We felt that dad would have wanted us at RAW last week and agreed to the angle … We knew Dad wouldn't have wanted it any other way.”

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Jordan    

TMZ Staff really needs to layoff the Booze and Marijuana. WWE is Entertainment it is not real it is all scripted, of coarse the family signed off on it. Or WWE would not have even attempted to do it.

497 days ago
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I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

CM Punk had a 3some with my gf & another guy (non wrestler) in AZ. last year...does that make him bi?

497 days ago
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Jackie    

Bla bla bla...we know WWE is not real...so what's your f!ckin point?

497 days ago
4.

Black    

Obviously they paid the family to do that

497 days ago
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Missy    

I don't know if you guys at TMZ are aware, but this is W-R-E-S-T-L-I-N-G and the whole thing is scripted, even down to the person that wins the match. (Thought I would give you a headsup about that aswell incase you get confused.)

497 days ago
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TheTruth    

Poor baby what a ugly family, you don't stand a chance.

497 days ago
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Cricket    

Isn't all of wrestling scripted and staged? I sure thought anyone over the age of 6 knew it was fake. Geez.

497 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I'm sure the PB would have agreed to it as well.
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Phishie from Philly

497 days ago
9.

Outlaw    

Actually, there are story lines. But the wrestlers do substain injuries. Those are real. There have been de aths in the ring. Owen heart was killed as a result of a fall during a pay per view. Their injuries are very real. In order to do what they do in the ring, they are taught how to do the moves correctly and how to take a fall. It is not easy to do what they do. Many have had to retire because of the injuries they substain. They siffer concussions, knee injuries, hip and back. So some of it is not fake, but the storylines are.

497 days ago
10.

Ram1313    

R.i.p Paul bear.... Remember when I was a kid.. I used to love watching undertaker and Paul. The WWE wasnt nothing wit out him...RIP

497 days ago
11.

trini_angel    

Every single move in WWE RAW is scripted and planned. As soon as I learnt this I stopped watching. Too damn predictive for me

497 days ago
12.

baybomber    

Weirdo

497 days ago
13.

cindy    

I hope the ashes were at least fake.

497 days ago
14.

I'm Awesome admit it     

At least WWE speaks to familes of someone before they do a stunt and yes WWE is scripted but they wrestlers still take injuries you can't fake falling through a table

497 days ago
15.

arale norimaki    

According to his authorized biography, Jimmy King worked very hard in high school. And after you died in the plane crash, he went to community college and supported you while he held two jobs!

497 days ago
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