More on Shawn Michaels and Triple H burying CM Punk backstage, Ripping Bobby Lashley
As noted earlier, former WWE writer Court Bauer appeared on Bauer & Pollock and talked about Triple H and DX teammate Shawn Michaels burying CM Punk during one of his tryout matches.
"One time, Triple H along with HBK buried CM Punk. I think it was his 2005 tryout," Bauer said. "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!'"
Shawn Michaels denied the story on TapouT Radio on SiriusXM. Despite Bauer working for WWE from 2005-2007, Michaels said that he never met Bauer.
"I had someone tell me, 'Triple H, he buried CM Punk.' One, I never even met the guy [former WWE writer Court Bauer], supposedly he worked for us," Michaels said. "Dave Lagana will tell you, as Punk will, that I was one of his biggest fans. The reason [WWE] didn't like him is because he had a bad attitude. I've never seen anybody's tryouts, they usually have them at the beginning of RAW."
Bauer responded to Michaels' claims on Twitter (@courtbauer), writing, "HBK followed me on twitter until recently. Worked w/ him on Rob Conway stuff. Other writers (@AlexDGreenfield) saw the Punk stuff. It's easier to play dumb than be honest in wrestling. Problem is others saw it. It is what it is."
Former WWE head writer Alex Greenfield went even more in-depth on the burial on MLW Radio #166, which you can listen to here.
"It was Shawn, Triple H and Arn [Anderson]," Greenfield recalled. "They just f-cked Punk up! I don't know if they knew who CM Punk was, because I certainly didn't... They cut his work apart, they really buried the guy.
"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 curtainside, they looked out there and just buried the guy [Lashley]. You know how everybody has the friend that brings out the worst in you? That's what it felt like all the time to me, dude. They just turned into catty f-cking b-----s."