CM Punk was a recent guest on Barstool Sports’ My Mom’s Basement podcast, on which he discussed his audition for the WWE Backstage show on FOX.
Punk revealed he hasn’t heard back following the tryout:
“I did the FOX thing,” Punk continued. “They asked me to come out and I was already in LA, so I went into the FOX studios. I guess you could call it an audition? I haven’t heard a thing. Renee Young and Booker T, I haven’t seen either of them in five+ years. I think Renee is great, that’s the kind of thing she is built for. Booker, to me, he’s Booker; he’s always laughing and he’s good for that kind of role.”
Punk also went on to discuss what interested him about getting involved in such a role:
“The FOX thing to me was interesting based on that. I’d be an analyst, that sounds great,” Punk stated. “Let’s be honest, if they (WWE) do something bad, I’m not going to be able to toe the company line. I’ll be like, ‘Jeez, that was… great.’ I just can’t do that, and I expressed that to FOX. I stated that if that was the case, I’m not interested.”
There have been many rumours regarding whether WWE or FOX has the final say, with the accepted idea that WWE Backstage is very much led by FOX, which CM Punk would also give his thoughts on:
“I was told WWE wasn’t involved, but who knows? It could be why I haven’t heard anything yet,” Punk continued. “I made it very clear to them that if I landed this I wouldn’t be there just to sh*t on everything, because nobody wants to watch that. The way they approached me with it was like, ‘We have A-Rod for baseball, Troy Aikman for FOX and we would have you for wrestling. That would be your authority. You’ve been there, you’ve done the WrestleMania’s, you’ve been the champion. We would like for you to be the analyst.’ I thought it was kind of interesting.”
Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for the quotes