CM Punk almost got himself jumped backstage by a WWE Hall Of Famer for doing what he does best in professional wrestling - cutting a promo.
Back in 2011 WWE Hall Of Famer Kevin Nash returned to the company and attacked Punk at SummerSlam, allowing then-Mr. Money In The Bank Alberto Del Rio to cash-in his briefcase and win the WWE Title. The following night on Monday Night RAW Punk cut an epic promo on the former N.W.O. member, and the personal jabs Punk used in his promo didn't sit too well with Nash.
Nash recently joined former WWE Superstar and longtime friend Sean Waltman's (a.k.a. X-Pac) podcast, X-Pac 12360, to talk about his return to WWE a few years back. During the appearance Nash opened up on how much Punk's promo rubbed him the wrong way.
Although the pair had some verbal battles on WWE TV and seemed to be entering into a program, they never ended up having a match. Instead Nash took on Triple H in a Ladder Match at the Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view (PPV).
While he and Punk were working together, Nash didn't believe that Punk really wanted a match with him. After hearing Punk's promo on RAW Nash was so enraged that he contemplated going backstage afterwards and smacking the future UFC fighter (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"I don't know if Punk wanted [the match] to happen. To me, when I came back, I never had been there when I was handed a script where here was my script and I had to follow it," Nash said.
"I'm reading the script and in the script he is burying me and I have no rebuttal, and you know, Paul [Triple H] is one of my best friends on earth, and anything that you do, like the old Kevin Nash would say--because in my mind, when I read that, and if you remember the scenario, the scenario was that I came down and stuck Punk and Del Rio came down and took the Money in the Bank and took his belt, so he comes out the next Monday and cuts this promo, laugh out loud that he heard I was dead, click, click, click your knees.
"Then I thought to myself, let me get this straight, I cost you the title, and you are going to do stand-up comedy and bury me because I'm old?
"First thing in my mind was, because he told me that this isn't 1997 anymore and I'm the guy that called Eddie Guerrero a Vanilla Midget; and I was like, whoa, whoa, whoa, number one thank God it's not 1997 because if it was 1997 right now you would be out with the marks in the crowd and not standing here because we didn't allow the marks to wrestle back then," Nash said.
"Number two, I am old, so you have two options; either you go in the back---I'll give you three, you go in the back and call it a day, second, you wait for me to get up there and apologize to me, or third, off script let's see what you got.
"I would have loved to have seen what he would have done if I just went up and bear clawed him right to the face; but Paul was the boss."
What are your thoughts on Nash saying that he almost attacked Punk backstage for "The Cult Of Personality's" promo on him? Do you think that Nash took things too personally and should have kept things professional? Or did Punk go over a few boundaries in his scathing promo? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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