CM Punk is definitely one of the most controversial professional wrestlers in the world. The Straight Edge Superstar created headlines for the wrong reasons on multiple occasions in his career. Punk’s AEW career is also in hot water after he was involved in a backstage fight with Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks last year.
Many big-name stars have also openly admitted that Punk is a difficult person to work with behind the scenes. One person who was rumored to have had real-life heat with the former AEW champion is WWE Hall of Famer The Undertaker. There were rumors that the veteran superstar and CM Punk didn’t get along well following their match at WrestleMania 29.
In an interview with Alex McCarthy of Inside The Ropes, The Deadman cleared the air on his relationship with Punk. Undertaker confirmed that he didn’t have any heat with Punk.
“I had no beef with Punk, he was always business with me, hopefully, I was with him. I’ve been told that I have some beef against him, social media… they tell me because I don’t read comments or follow it, but I have a lot of people that tell me.” He said.
Taker also debunked the rumors of him squashing Punk’s push in the company. The legendary superstar says that he has never sabotaged anyone’s career because he disliked them. He also said that he learned from Vince McMahon to do what is best for the business and pushing Punk was indeed best for business in 2013.
Undertaker talks about his experience working with CM Punk at WrestleMania 29
After his 434-day-long WWE Championship run came to an end at Royal Rumble 2013, CM Punk was chosen as The Undertaker’s opponent at WrestleMania 29. The duo then went on to have one of the best WrestleMania matches of their careers. Undertaker won the match but Punk’s performance received praise from many.
In the interview, Undertaker opened up about his experience working with Punk. “He was great to work with. I’m very proud of that match and we sat down and thought about ideas and everything.” He said.
The Undertaker on working with CM Punk at #WrestleMania 29: “He was great to work with. I’m very proud of that match”.— Wrestle Features (@WrestleFeatures) March 20, 2023
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The match was CM Punk’s last WrestleMania match in his WWE career as he left the WWE in the following year. He then made his return to the wrestling ring after 7 years when he signed with AEW in 2021. As of now, Punk’s future with Tony Khan’s promotion is unclear.
Undertaker ended up losing his WrestleMania undefeated streak in the following year to Brock Lesnar. The Deadman then worked a part-time schedule before hanging up his boots in 2020. The legendary superstar was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022 by Vince McMahon.