The suspension of The Elite, CM Punk, and others involved in the recent bedlam following AEW All Out 2022 has been the hottest topic in the wrestling world, with fans and insiders voicing their opinions on the situation and who they believe was wrong. Although he did not favor either side on the situation, Booker T had his words of choice regarding CM Punk and believed the former AEW World Champion’s hypocrisy.
In the most recent episode of hall of fame, Booker T said he’s not sure Punk practices what he preached at the post-All Out press conference. Talking about Punk’s frustrations that young talent was unwilling to consult veterans, Booker called out Punk for the same behavior. “He’s one of the main people who doesn’t take advice!” Continuing to say that Punk effectively took credit for AEW’s various successes was unfair to a top man, Booker said. Booker continued, “You think this advice is coming from any of the veterans who worked before them?”
Booker continued to express his feelings for the Punks’ antics, “Sometimes Starr has to bring everybody up. Starr has to rub everyone else… I can’t remember an AEW guy rubbing “
Booker used MJF’s only single flaw on Punk’s AEW career as evidence. Booker wondered how Punk addressed MJF, saying, “MJF made his big comeback, faced CM Punk, and at presser, Punk was asked a question about MJF, and he was there in about ten seconds.” Answers the question. He said, ‘We’ll cross that bridge when we get to that, next question.'” The reason for such a reaction may have been due to Punk’s now-confirmed tricep injury This leaves Punk uncertain about his future in the company. Booker reinforces the need for trust in situations like this, saying, “You have to be able to trust these people.”