A WWE Hall of Famer has commented on AEW star CM Punk and thinks the two men share some similarities despite Punk being “a little bit of a prick.”
CM Punk has been the talk of the wrestling world in recent weeks. His AEW World Championship win at All Out was almost immediately overshadowed by his explosive comments at the post-show media scrum. That in turn led to a backstage fight for which Punk, his friend and AEW producer Ace Steel, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega are still apparently suspended.
One man that has something of a history with CM Punk is WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash. Nash and Punk clashed back in 2011 with the former NWO man being the one to powerbomb Punk allowing Alberto Del Rio to cash in his Money In The Bank contract on him at SummerSlam.
Speaking on his Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash gave his honest assessment of CM Punk and the issues surrounding him:
“At 42 years old, you know, [Punk] is tired. He’s beat up … I was in the ring at 55 when he was cutting the promo on me, ‘Click, click. I can hear your knees. LOL, I thought you were dead.’ Yeah that motherf*cker cut that promo on me and he sits there at 42 years old … He’s f*cking got toxic shock syndrome … I Googled him, I said forty f*cking two, the dude didn’t wrestle for 10 f*cking years.”
“I watched [Punk] come back, I watched everything he did. He made sure he made everybody before he beat them, okay, he was a pro … His run got cut, you know, basically politically. He just had too much f*cking heat. Deserved … I see a lot of me in him. I’m not going to speak for him but he’s a little bit of a prick.”
Kevin Nash continued by noting how a previous Hangman Adam Page promo appeared to upset Punk and compared that to a famous off-the-cuff remark between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart at the height of their hatred of one another:
“I know that the Hangman … interview upset him. I think what happens when you start doing that worked-shoot sh*t because it’s not scripted, so you do get a ‘Sunny Days’ that can wreck somebody’s life at home … Now you’ve taken that step over the line where you’ve now put my relationship with my family into your f*cking bullsh*t on television, and now I want to beat your ass.”