CM Punk Shares Real Reaction of the WWE Locker Room Immediately After His Infamous Pipebomb

Published 10/02/2021, 1:58 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: CM Punk attends the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)


Current AEW superstar CM Punk changed the pro-wrestling industry back in the early 2010s when he cut his infamous “pipe bomb” promo, which shattered the fourth wall of the wrestling business, leaving the fans and business stunned.

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To this day, people are trying to figure out whether this promo was a “work” or “shoot” because of the utter backstage reality CM Punk shared that night.

Imagine dissing your employer and wishing that he was dead. Pretty wild, right? Well, Punk had the audacity to do it.

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Fast forward to 2021, CM Punk shared a unique story about what his thought process was after cutting such a promo about the company and the personnel.

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: CM Punk and Mark Henry battle during their WWE match at the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

What happened after CM Punk delivered the ‘pipe’-bomb’

Speaking on a recent episode of the ‘AEW Unrestricted‘ podcast with Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone, Punk revealed his thought process moments after delivering the promo.

He confessed that when he was done with his bit, he instantly walked out the stage from the side and kept in mind what the WWE Universe would think about him.

“No, I don’t think so, and I always tell this story, too. When I was done with that, I remember walking back up the ramp on the fly, thinking, well, I can’t go through the curtain because I just did this promo. If I go through the curtain, kayfabe-wise, I’m fist fighting somebody.”

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CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 13: MMA fighter and former WWE champion, CM Punk, and wife WWE wrestler AJ Lee, celebrate after the Chicago Blackhawks scored against the New Jersey Devils in the third period during the NHL game at the United Center on February 13, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

“I went side stage, which was just another little tiny thing that made people go. Hmm, that was weird. And when I got into the back, there was nobody anywhere.” Punk said.

However, it looks like things went okay for Punk as he eventually received a massive push and the WWE Universe got absolutely behind him.

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Punk ultimately ended up becoming the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era. What did you think of CM Punk’s pipe bomb promo? Let us know.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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