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Booker T Opens Up On The Controversy Behind His CM Punk’s Return Promo

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CM Punk returned to WWE to much fanfare. There were a lot of comments here and there, many of them positive.

Booker T said something that some fans misunderstood, so he needed to clarify things.

There was a lot of heart in CM Punk’s promo on RAW, but there was no intentional shade.

The Second City Savior had stated that he has returned to his hometown, but the WWE Universe believes he should have been there the whole time.

During the Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T addressed the controversy that arose after he said CM Punk’s comeback promotion needed more substance.

He explained that although this was not a pipe bomb speech, the ad was very heartfelt and served its purpose.

“I said [his return promo in AEW] wasn’t the best promo I ever saw, it could have had more substance to it, and a lot of people gave me backlash because I said that, because I didn’t say ‘it was the greatest promo in the world,” Booker began.

“It was a pipe-bomb!’ In this promo on Monday night, it was a heartfelt promo, that’s what I think. At points in time, CM Punk got caught in the moment a little bit, he almost got choked up a little bit.

I know this, when you leave a company and come back, you wonder how the fans are going to treat you. You wonder if they’re going to boo you out of the building.

You just don’t know. For CM Punk, the way he left, very polarizing, and then to come back.”

“Even in Chicago, he might have had that feeling wondering, ‘How is it going to be?’ For CM Punk to come out, not having that comfort zone (on Monday) of being in Chicago, wondering, ‘How are they going to react?’ Then, they give him the ultimate pop. That does something to you.

This promo that he cut, it felt like a heartfelt promo. Seemed like he was speaking from the heart. It seemed like he had some notes written, but sometimes you forget the script and just go with the heart.

For me, it wasn’t the greatest ‘promo promo’ as far as ‘I’m going to whoop everyone’s ass in the locker room’ promo, which is what I’m looking for a lot of times. It was not that.”

CM Punk is a polarizing figure in pro wrestling, that’s the truth. His return to WWE is exciting.

Because it proves that WWE is indeed in a different era with Triple H in charge.

As we exclusively reported, CM Punk is on the RAW brand but is listed as a free agent.

He can be useful wherever needed . At this point, it seems like Punk is welcome on any brand in WWE.




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