There has been a large amount of criticism surrounding WWE wrestlers of late, whether it be because of incidents on social media or because of rumours created by anyone involved in the WWE Universe.
It has become apparent however that it is not just the wrestlers who have been caught up in such negative media.
Triple H, the Executive Vice President of Talent, Events & Creative for WWE is rumoured to have buried CM Punk, alongside Shawm Michaels, when the now ex-WWE superstar first started out in the business.
This news comes from former WWE Creative Writer Court Bauer, who made the claim during a recent edition of "Bauer and Pollack."
“One time, Triple H along with HBK buried CM Punk. I think it was his 2005 tryout..." Bauer stated.
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He added: “Maybe he didn’t know the name, and wasn’t familiar with who it was but they buried him. They annihilated his look and his work and I’m like, ‘you just sunk the guy in front of the Chairman!'”
Unsurprisingly, both The Game and Michaels were unimpressed with Bauer's comments, with the latter especially unhappy given that he is currently promoting his new book.
It was during a radio appearance therefore, that 49-year-old Michaels responded to the comments Bauer made:
"I had someone tell me, 'Triple H, he buried CM Punk.' One, I never even met the guy [Bauer], supposedly he worked for us."
Michaels continued: "...I was one of his [Punk's] biggest fans. The reason [WWE] didn't like him is because he had a bad attitude. I've never seen anybody's try outs, they usually have them at the beginning of RAW."
It has became clear the WWE members and creative writer are in disagreement, with Bauer this time taking to Twitter to Michaels' views:
Alex Greenfield who Bauer mentioned, is also an ex-WWE writer and gave his own view on the subject during a radio show:
“When Shawn and Hunter were together man, they buried a bunch of people who were just starting out. I remember they did the same thing to Bobby Lashley…Shawn and Hunter backstage at that event curtain side, they looked out there and just buried the guy [Lashley]."
Given Triple H's current position in the company, it comes as little surprise that both he and HBK are keen to deny claims that they buried anyone at any time, let alone it being CM Punk.
Though the incident may well be in the past, the creative department have no reason to suggest such claims if they aren't true, which could lead many members of the WWE Universe to rethink how they feel about Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
What do you think WWE fans? Who do you believe? Let us know in the comments section below...