Ahead of the Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins sparked controversy when he lashed out at former AEW World Champion CM Punk while making remarks on the potential of his return to WWE. In his statement, the former WWE Universal Champion referred to Punk as “a cancer” and said:
“Stay away, you cancer, get away from me forever! Yeah, no. I don’t like Phil. I don’t like Phil, he’s a jerk.”
In light of the incident, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently weighed in on the situation during the latest edition of his Hall of Fame podcast. He made it clear that Rollins’ statements were not a work and that he was speaking from the heart.
Booker T shared his thoughts on the matter, saying:
“He was shooting 100%. I’m just glad I didn’t have to say it. I’m just glad people can’t look at me now and be like I’m a hater. I keep my mouth shut, my momma always told me ‘if you don’t have something good to say about somebody, don’t say nothing at all.’ You hear other guys that have been around the business, that feel and speak the same way about Phil Brooks and it’s because of being around him.”
Booker T Says CM Punk Comments Are Not A Work
The five-time World Champion further noted:
“People stop thinking everything is a work. If I say something negative to the point about somebody being ‘a cancer in the locker room,’ I’m not playing, okay? That’s not stuff you play around with, that’s not an angle, that’s just not. I know a lot of people out there that’s not in the business that wants to think that but sometimes it’s real, it’s real talk.”
This is not the first time Booker T has criticised CM Punk after he was accused of being a “hater” after making negative comments about CM Punk’s promos during the lauded “Summer Of Punk”. Booker T previously addressed this on his Hall Of Fame podcast:
The remarks from Seth Rollins and Booker T make it clear that CM Punk is not well-liked by many in the WWE locker room, and any potential comeback with the promotion following his falling out with AEW last year seems increasingly unlikely.
H/t to EWrestlingNews