Booker T Addresses Rumoured Heat With CM Punk

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Booker T offers an explanation.

Following a recent episode of NXT, Booker T claimed he “almost got into it” with CM Punk. Speaking on his podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer declined to give further details setting the rumour mill on fire.

Punk attended the taping despite his triceps injury and reportedly chatted with Shawn Michaels, Matt Bloom, and a few NXT stars.

Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T has now walked back his earlier comments, adding he’s got no issues with Punk. Booker explained that he was simply trying to entertain.

“I saw somebody said, ‘I just want to see you and CM Punk have a fight.’ Look, me and CM Punk, we won’t be having a fight, okay? I want to let everybody know out there, I have no ill will towards CM Punk. Contrary to popular belief, I consider CM Punk a friend.

So when I’m saying something about CM Punk, do not take it literally, like the internet and these sites do. Don’t take it seriously. Don’t jump into that mud. If you hear me say anything here on ‘The Hall of Fame’, it’s show-related.

I’m trying to entertain my fans. I’m trying to entertain the fans that’s watching this. I’m trying to give you guys a moment where you ain’t got to think about that kind of stuff. Alright?

So let me say something about CM Punk, Corey Graves, Michael Cole, Brad [Gilmore], don’t jump into the Internet mess, alright? So let’s just get that out there right now because that story, that 40-second story that people wrote, it was clickbait. That’s what it was, more than anything. Did I put it out there? Did I say it, as far as I had a beef, I was going to run up? Yeah. I said it. I’m entertaining, guys,”

Booker T Caused Frustration Backstage

Despite his most recent claims, Booker T reportedly caused frustration within WWE by suggesting there were issues with CM Punk.

The report noted that figures within WWE were surprised Booker would make such comments given Punk’s previous backstage issues.

H/t to Fightful