Booker T: Don't Take It Seriously When I'm Saying Something About CM Punk, I'm Trying To Entertain

Booker T says he's just trying to entertain.

On a recent episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T claimed that he almost "got into it" with CM Punk at NXT on March 12. His comments sparked some controversy, and he took to social media to note that people were making "much to do about nothing."

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Speaking on The Hall of Fame Podcast, Booker T followed up on his comments. He stated that people should not take him seriously when he says something about CM Punk, and he was just trying to entertain.

“I saw somebody said, ‘I just want to see you and CM Punk have a fight.’ Look, me and CM Punk, we won’t be having a fight, okay? I want to let everybody know out there, I have no ill will towards CM Punk. Contrary to popular belief, I consider CM Punk a friend. So when I’m saying something about CM Punk, do not take it literally, like the internet and these sites do. Don’t take it seriously. Don’t jump into that mud. If you hear me say anything here on ‘The Hall of Fame’, it’s show-related. I’m trying to entertain my fans. I’m trying to entertain the fans that’s watching this. I’m trying to give you guys a moment where you ain’t got to think about that kind of stuff. Alright? So let me say something about CM Punk, Corey Graves, Michael Cole, Brad [Gilmore], don’t jump into the Internet mess, alright? So let’s just get that out there right now because that story, that 40-second story that people wrote, it was clickbait. That’s what it was, more than anything. Did I put it out there? Did I say it, as far as I had a beef, I was going to run up? Yeah. I said it. I’m entertaining, guys," Booker T said.

Fightful Select reported that sources were skeptical about Booker T's claims, and some were frustrated with his comments, given Punk's history with backstage incidents.

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