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CM Punk Recalls Airplane Spinning Robin Williams

CM Punk Robin Williams

CM Punk has told the incredible story of being ‘Superfly Splashed’ in bed by Hollywood legend Robin Williams while staying at his rock star friend’s house.

Punk is long-time friend with Rancid frontman and one of the hosts of the Wrestling Perspective podcast, Lars Frederiksen. The former WWE Champion was a guest on that podcast when he shared the mind-blowing story of his run in with comedy royalty Robin Williams.

According to the straight-edge superstar, it doesn’t matter who you are, you shouldn’t wake a sleeping CM Punk:

“I never ever tell this story because Lars was very good friends with Robin Williams. There was one time I was sleeping upstairs in Lars’ house and, I like to sleep, ladies and gentlemen. To this day, if I don’t have to get up and do anything – I don’t got to set an alarm – I’m a free spirit. Do you know what I mean? I don’t got planes to catch, I did a whole lifetime of that, so I just sleep until I wake up, and I was doing that at Lars’.”

“I woke up because somebody had jumped on top of me while I was sleeping and as I wake up and I turn around I’m like, ‘it’s f**king Robin Williams.’ So, what do you do? Right? This is the first time I’ve ever met Robin Williams and I think, as the story goes, he was just like, ‘oh, the wrestler, he’s sleeping upstairs right now?’ Lars was like, ‘yeah,’ and Robin, being who Robin is, is like, ‘f**k yeah, let’s Jimmy Superfly Snuka this motherf**ker.’ So he runs up and he splashes me in the bed. I wake up and I immediately think it’s Lars, so I just start charging after him.”

Punk continued, and shared what happened when he finally caught up with Williams:

“Halfway through running down the stairs, I’m like, ‘I’m pretty sure that’s Robin Williams,’ but I don’t give a f**k, I’m going to get this motherf**ker now. I half-ass tackle Robin Williams. He’s trying to run out into the street. and then I just picked him up and I’m airplane spinning Robin Williams. I just put him down and he’s like, ‘I got to go,’ and just f**ks off and runs away. I’m standing there just like, ‘that’s the damnedest way to wake up.’ I just remember walking back in the house and being like, ‘was that Robin Williams?’ [Lars replies] ‘Yeah.’ [Punk replies back] ‘Alright, cool.'”

CM Punk is no stranger to Hollywood himself after famously putting his wrestling career to sleep in 2014. Most recently Punk took on the role of Deputy Colton in Travis Stevens’ horror/thriller Jakob’s Wife.

Credit: Wrestling Perspective podcast

h/t Fightful for the transcription