CM Punk Trolls WWE Hall of Famer Booker T Over His Rivalry With Ariel Helwani

Published 02/13/2021, 7:00 AM EST
CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 10: CM Punk reacts to his loss to Mickey Gall during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)


CM Punk recently indulged in a Twitter Q&A session. There, he answered some burning questions from the fans, regarding his return, AEW superstars, and more.

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Former WWE Backstage producer, Mark Ortega, asked Punk his thoughts on the WWE Hall of Famer Booker T vs ESPN analyst Ariel Helwani feud. Ortega asked the Chicago-native wrestler about who will emerge victorious in a Chicago Street Fight.

Punk promptly answered that it will be Helwani without giving much explanation. Helwani, alongside Daniel Cormier, has been feuding with Booker T for a while now. More on that later. For now, check CM Punk’s tweet below –

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What is going on with CM Punk, Booker T, Ariel Helwani, and Daniel Cormier?

Booker T is in the middle of an intense feud with Cormier and Helwani. It all started when UFC legend ‘DC’ revealed he was in talks with WWE for a commentator/part-time wrestler contract. He said he might get in a feud with Universal Champion Roman Reigns as well.

However, this did not sit well with WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. All three of them got into a verbal spat, with Daniel Cormier and Ariel Helwani calling Booker T “irrelevant.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Daniel Cormier of the United States celebrates his victory over Derrick Lewis of the United States in their heavyweight title bout during the UFC 230 event at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Following Royal Rumble, Helwani joked about how he and DC put Booker T back on the news and are yet to receive a ‘Thank You’ from the five-time world champion.

Helwani also said, “Booker T, you sure used up a ton of energy out there, lay off my guy @arielhelwani he’s just trying to enjoy the show, your segment wasn’t very fun. Worry about being entertaining instead of attacking innocent fans watching the show.”

To this, Cormier responded by supporting Helwani. He said he never expects Ariel to be in an Indie music video, referring to Booker T’s appearance in rapper Bad Bunny’s song.

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Now, CM Punk comes into the scene both as an insider and as a fan. Punk also had a brief UFC stint, and he appeared on WWE BackStage alongside Booker T. Taking his immense popularity among UFC and WWE fans into consideration, fans rightly want to know his opinion.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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