Booker T is setting the record straight.
On a recent edition of Talk Is Jericho, Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho told the story of CM Punk declaring himself the "locker room leader" in WWE. As they tell it, Punk stood up in front of the locker room and told the boys to start picking up their trash. Booker didn't appreciate Punk declaring himself the locker room leader and decided to throw his trash on the floor to prove a point.
Booker T says that's not exactly how the story goes. On the latest episode of Heated Conversations, Booker told his side of the story.
"The story that I remember. I just want to clear it up more than anything. I don't want the fans to think that Booker T is a bully, that Booker T got heat with CM Punk, that Booker T don't like CM Punk. I don't know where this story came from or why my name is being brought up. The story that I remember was, there was some thievery going around in the locker room. Guys were getting a lot of stuff stolen. iPads, laptops, chargers, stuff like that," he said. "What happened was, CM Punk, myself, and Big Show....the problem had to be addressed by the boys. We didn't bring the office in. We felt like we had to have a meeting about this. I said, 'Hey guys, come on. We're brothers. I should be able to leave my wallet in the middle of the locker room, go to catering, and when I come back, somebody should say you forgot your wallet and I picked it up for you. That's the way we are as a brotherhood.' Big Show said a couple of words and echoed what I said. Some guys, it may have went in one ear and out the other, but hopefully the guys were listening. We were just trying to make a point, being the elder statesmen in the locker room. "
Booker continued, "Then, CM Punk comes in and says, 'If I find out who's doing it, I'm gonna kick the the sun of a guns behind.' He had some explicit words in there. He was real real mean. I don't know if that was when he first started training and the testosterone kicked in or what. I was like, 'Oh man, somebody look in my bag and see if there is an iPad in there.' Because it kind of made me hot. I didn't think he addressed the situation quite the right way. That's all it was."
Booker isn't sure why Jericho told the story the way he did -- Note: it was actually Cody who told the story -- but joked that Jericho has forgotten some stuff as he's been dropped on his head during his "108 years" in the wrestling business.