Booker T Describes What CM Punk Is Like Backstage At WWE NXT

CM Punk has been back in WWE for nearly three weeks, and one of the stops on his comeback tour included an appearance at NXT Deadline. Alongside Shawn Michaels, Punk made it clear that his issues with Paul “Triple H” Levesque were behind him, and he was focused on the future. Two men who had a front-row seat to Punk and Michaels’ reunion were NXT commentators Booker T and Vic Joseph.

On his Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T opened up about what Punk was like backstage while visiting the yellow and black brand.

“CM Punk wouldn’t hide,” he began. “He wasn’t hid away in some room, making a surprise appearance. He was running around and mingling. And I ran into CM Punk in catering, and he was sitting there talking with a couple of friends of mine. One of my old TNA members, Jeremy Borash. I got myself a little something, a little meal; I think I got a turkey leg or something.

“I sat down; I set my food down, but before I sat down, I walked up to CM Punk and said, ‘CM Punk, what up man?’ And he stands up, and he goes, ‘What’s up, man, you flip-flopper.’ And I go, ‘You know how this business is. Sometimes you’re a heel, sometimes you a baby face, but welcome.’ It was actually pretty cool. We actually talked. Even after that, I sat just talking about, you know, small talk, whatnot. But he seems to be at peace, man; he seems to be ready to rewrite the legacy of CM Punk and finish this thing off properly. That’s it.

“How many times have I said it, man? No matter how many times you think you may not want to do that, at the end of the day, we all want to get a chance to finish this thing right and then thank the fans for that ride. He seemed like he was in a great space; he really did. I can’t say anything bad about him. I know people wish that I would say something bad about CM Punk, but I mean, it ain’t kissing ass or anything like that; it’s just that he seemed like he was in a calm space.”

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