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Booker T Reacts To CM Punk, Owens Vignette, Regal Previews R Evolution

- Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald has a new piece online featuring quotes from Booker T. In it, Booker addresses CM Punk’s comments to Colt Cabana. Below is an excerpt:

“With me personally, certain business should be between yourself and the person you’re doing business with,” Booker said. “You never know where you’ll have to go in the future. I’ve never been about burning bridges. I don’t know if he burned a bridge or not. I don’t know. It’s a personal thing more than anything for him to walk away. He had to have a certain feeling about something. It could be a lot of things, but it’s personal. For me, I can just say I’ve always looked at the business as a job. It’s never been nothing more than me getting a script and me going out there and performing.

“Of course, I’ve always wanted to make a decent pay like everybody else. You have to realize where I come from and a guy like CM Punk comes from. That may be the difference. Hopefully, Punk finds his way back to WWE. Me, personally, I was one of the guys who noticed his talent when I first saw him. I brought him to a wrestling show down here in Houston when he was a kid and before he was this ‘straight-edge superstar’ and all that stuff. I saw talent in him. Then when he did the whole pipe bomb thing, I saw even more talent in him.

“I felt he was really going to break out and last a long time in this business. I wouldn’t say a lifer, but a guy who was going to have a long career and give back. To see it abruptly end like that, there are so many fans out there that love CM Punk and want to see him in the middle of that ring. It’s the sad part.”

You can read the article in its entirety at this link.

- The latest debut vignette for Kevin Owens is online at this link. You can also watch embedded in the video below:

As we’ve noted on several occasions, including Friday morning, Owens will make his WWE NXT next Thursday at TakeOver: R Evolution.

- Speaking of which, William Regal breaks down next week’s live NXT special at this link or embedded in the video below:

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