WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T has explained why CM Punk’s reference to Triple H in his recent acclaimed promo on AEW Dynamite left him “ticked off.”
CM Punk and MJF recently came face to face in the ring on AEW Dynamite armed only with microphones. The segment where the two men dressed each other down verbally gained great acclaim with many fans who saw it.
During the jaw-jacking joust, Punk made reference to Triple H when he told MJF that the only way the Long Island native would ever be number one in AEW is if Tony Khan had a daughter he could marry.
That line was too much for former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, who claimed on his Hall Of Fame podcast that Triple H was a bigger star than CM Punk before he ever said “I do” to Stephanie McMahon:
“It ticks me off a little bit, I’ve worked with Hunter since WCW. Hunter was a bigger star than CM Punk was before he even married Stephanie McMahon and that’s just fact. As far as becoming a bigger star after that, of course, he was going to become a bigger star after that (marrying Stephanie), he was in the family now. Look here, if CM Punk would’ve married Stephanie McMahon, he would’ve become a bigger star, perhaps.”
“CM Punk was a big star in WWE and they were treating him like he was a big star in WWE. I don’t see how or why anyone could think that CM Punk wasn’t treated like a mega star.”
Booker T then accused CM Punk of looking for a “cheap pop” before extolling the virtues of Triple H and the length The Game had to go to in making a name for himself early in his career:
“I’ve always been willing to say to someone’s face what I wanted to get off my chest. I’ve never wanted to go and hide somewhere and get a cheap pop talking about someone, especially someone I respect, who has done it the way we all have – entertaining fans in America and abroad, blood, sweat, and tears. He (Triple H) is one of those guys who is one of the pillars of WWE, always will be.”
“I watched that guy (Triple H) working on the furniture in WCW, I’m talking about stairs, chairs, I’m talking about blood matches, I considered him the real deal. That was coming from one of his peers, that wasn’t from someone who got along with him, broke bread (with him), or ever rode down the road with him one time. I said, ‘This dude is the real deal.’”