It was previously reported that on a recent edition of Talk Is Jericho, Cody Rhodes & Chris Jericho told the story of CM Punk declaring himself as “the locker room leader” in WWE. As they told it, Punk stood up in front of the locker room and told the boys to start picking up their trash. Booker T didn’t appreciate Punk declaring himself the locker room leader and decided to throw his trash on the floor to prove a point.
WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T clarified what happened during CM Punk’s locker room leader speech and said that that is not exactly how the story went. On a recent episode of Heated Conversations, Booker T told his side of the story, as seen below:
“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 T 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 T then said that he 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 has been dropped on his head during his “108 years” in the wrestling business.
You can check out the entire recent episode of WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T’s Heated Conversations Podcast in the video below: