The reason he's gotten so over in recent months is because of THAT promo. He also pointed out the reaction he received at a Survivor Series in Chicago was louder than DX received and they were very over at the time.
There's no doubting that HHH can cut a decent main-event promo and I think you've hit the nail on the head regarding the insider comments (massive no no from me due to watching WCW in 2000!) and how rushed the angle is. I guess Nash was meant to fight him with it building up to HHH? Nash texting himself is an interesting
I guess they suddenly remembered what Nash is like in ring.
Also the comments that HHH and the commentators make about Cena being over as he gets a reaction from everyone are intellectually-challenging
and only go to strengthen Punk's claims. As The Rocks said (or says?!) Cena is the only guy who gets booed in his home town, but then again with the state the company is in who else could they use as an example of getting pushed and how can they argue against what Punk is saying?! No one other than Punk and perhaps Orton have been able to get over with the crowd, and Punk was purely down to him as he stated.
They need to have Punk advertising the ice creams, could be quite a funny chessey video.