The big build up was all for nothing, as CM Punk continued his self-imposed absence from WWE at last night's Raw event in Chicago.
His hometown fans had turned out in force hoping to see their man make his long-awaited comeback to the ring, chanting the star's name for long periods of the event, but were left disappointed as at his no-show.
And things got worse for the fans when Punk's longtime mentor Paul Heyman made his way to the ring, interrupting a CM Punk promo in the process.
Heyman initially seemed to sympathize with the fans, but then came out to criticize their actions:
"There is a finger to point around here. There is someone to blame. There is someone to hold accountable why CM Punk just wouldn't put up with it anymore.
"And ladies and gentleman there comes a time where you have to risk your own job security and point the finger of blame.
"And that tonight in this very ring, I point the blame for the fact that CM Punk is not here tonight, I point that finger at each and every single one of you," Heyman announced to a chorus of boos.
The stunt is typical of Heyman and his accusations are likely to rile the WWE faithful who have been critical of the organization over the CM Punk situation.
The longer it drags on the more angry fans are going to get, especially when they are the ones blamed for the debacle.