Booker T: Why CM Punk's Dig At Triple H On AEW Dynamite 'Ticks Me Off'
Booker says he always thought Triple H was the real deal
Booker T says he does not agree with what CM Punk referenced about Triple H during his AEW Dynamite promo battle with Triple H, saying The Game was always 'the real deal' and a bigger star than Punk even before he married Stephanie McMahon.
Punk made reference to Triple H during his back-and-forth with MJF on AEW Dynamite last week, noting the only way MJF would be a big name in AEW is if he waited for Tony Khan to have a daughter and then married her.
WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T did not agree with Punk's attack on The Cerebral Assassin, noting Triple H's accomplishments prior to marrying Stephanie McMahon.
Speaking on his Hall Of Fame Podcast, Booker T said: "It ticks me off a little bit, I've worked with Hunter (Triple H) since WCW. Hunter was a bigger star than CM Punk was before he even married Stephanie McMahon and that's just fact
"As far as becoming a bigger star after that, of course he was going to become a bigger star after that (marrying Stephanie), he was in the family now. Look here, if CM Punk would've married Stephanie McMahon, he would've become a bigger star, perhaps.
"But, CM Punk was a big star in WWE and they were treating him like he was a big star in WWE. I don't see how or why anyone could think that CM Punk wasn't treated like a mega star."
Speaking further about Triple H, Booker T added that he saw The Game paying his dues in WCW and considered him 'the real deal' long before he married into the McMahon family or became a main event player in WWE.
Booker T added: "I watched that guy working on the furniture in WCW, I'm talking about stairs, chairs, I'm talking about blood matches, I considered him the real deal.
"That was coming from one of his peers, that wasn't from someone who got along with him, broke bread (with him), or ever rode down the road with him one time. I said, 'This dude is the real deal'.
"I've always been willing to say to someone's face what I wanted to get off my chest. I've never wanted to go and hide somewhere and get a cheap pop talking about someone, especially someone I respect, who has done it the way we all have - entertaining fans in America and abroad, blood, sweat and tears. He is one of those guys who is one of the pillars of WWE, always will be."