Thanks to Jules Allen for sending in the following recap:
ESPN Sportsnation host Michelle Beadle was a recent guest on Jim Ross' Ross Report podcast, and during the interview Beadle spoke on a number of topics, including the alleged backstage incident in WWE involving her, CM Punk and AJ Lee which took place at the 2013 Tribute to the Troops taping.
The ESPN host clarified the situation on Ross' podcast, dismissing the initial reports of flirting with Punk.
Beadle started to explain what went down, which is obviously a different story from Punk's initial story.
As Lee blasted Beadle, and the Sportsnation host thought it was a joke. She said Punk had his back to both of them the whole time, and she couldn't believe what was happening. WWE public relations were apologetic to her on site, but Beadle said it wasn't their problem. She thought the situation would be put to rest, until she saw it as a big story on wrestling sites and sports blogs. She decided to send out a three-part tweet on Twitter, explaining her side of the story.
To this day, Beadle and Punk, who were apparently very good friends, have not spoken since.
Ross asked Beadle if she was surprised Punk left the company so abruptly.
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