CM Punk was taken to school twice on a drunken flight according to The Undertaker.
Throughout history, wrestlers have loved nothing more than trying to show they’re “legit” while on the road. Strangely these clashes in WWE seemed to happen on aeroplanes, with Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle famously tangling tens of thousands of feet in the air.
Speaking on his Six Feet Under podcast, The Undertaker recalled another of these contests in 2006 as the company headed to Camp Victory in Baghdad for Tribute To The Troops. On this occasion, CM Punk went up against Bobby Lashley and Shelton Benjamin, although neither fight lasted too long.
“We’re drinking, everyone is carrying on. Somehow or another, the discussion comes up. I don’t know if Vince instigated this one or not. Bradshaw was on this flight too. The topic comes up as we’re on the way over. CM Punk, he fashioned himself as a jiu-jitsu practitioner. Someone broached the question, ‘You did jiu-jitsu. How long do you think you could last with one of these two wrestlers?’ It was Bobby Lashley, who wrestled for the Army, and Shelton Benjamin, who wrestled at Minnesota. Two high-level amateur wrestlers.
To Phil’s credit, he said, ‘I’ll tap them out.’ That was about all it took. Now, the pot begins to really get stirred. Shelton, at this time, he didn’t drink at all. I remember Vince pouring a styrofoam cup full of wine, and Shelton just gulps it down. I honestly can’t remember who went first. There is not a lot of room. It’s tight, but there’s enough room. I want to say the first match lasted about 47 seconds. The other one was sub-40, where they had taken them down and pinned him.
He didn’t back down, but my goodness, it was like blood in the water and two great white sharks circling. They could not wait. They didn’t disappoint. That was another fine case of Vince McMahon sh*t disturbing,”
The Undertaker Denies Rumours Of Heat With CM Punk
During an interview in March, The Undertaker hit back at claims there is heat between himself and CM Punk. The pair famously met at WrestleMania 29, with many believing the match was ‘Taker’s last great outing before he retired.
While discussing Punk, The Deadman said he had no issues working with him, and there was no aggregation between them, despite internet speculation.
H/t to Fightful