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ICP’s Violent J Explains Why He Hates CM Punk So Much

Violent J has opened up about where his dislike of CM Punk came from.

The Insane Clown Posse member recently took to social media, showing his distaste for the WWE star. He claimed on Twitter that CM Punk refused to shake his hands when the pair were in TNA together, while also calling out Punk’s recent beef with Colt Cabana.

Violent J followed up on this with an interview on Ad Free Shows with Conrad Thompson (h/t Fightful for the transcription). The rapper-turned-wrestler revealed that the comment after All Out 2022, where Punk talked about Cabana sharing a bank account with his mother, was one that affected him.

He revealed that he was friends with Colt Cabana, and even shared a bank account with his own mother before she died.

“Colt Cabana is not an associate, he’s a friend. I don’t have very many people that I actually consider real friends, someone you basically talk to every day. Me and Colt are cool like that. What happened was, I was at the airport, I was flipping through Instagram, and I came across the footage from a couple of years ago when CM Punk was going off on Colt Cabana about sharing a bank account with his mom. I don’t like CM Punk. He’s always been a dick to us.”

“Back in Ian Rotten’s IWA, we were doing something there back in the day. Apparently, we didn’t shake everyone’s hand in the dressing room like was required for that time. You come in and shake everyone’s hand. We didn’t know this. We just didn’t know at the time that was a customary thing for respect. Apparently, according to Colt, CM Punk didn’t like us after that. When we got to TNA, we went to shake his hand, and he wouldn’t shake our hand. I was like, ‘That’s the first time that someone refused to shake our hand in wrestling over something like that.'”

Violent J: I Shared A Bank Account With My Mom

Violent J continued. He revealed that he doesn’t understand Punk’s attack on Colt, although he does note Punk’s issues with his own mother.

“When Colt fell out with him, I caught that statement about ‘who would share a bank account with their mom?’ Not everyone’s mom is like CM Punk’s mom where that would be a problem. I shared a bank account with my mom before she passed. I don’t understand him, I don’t understand his anger, his bitterness, and I don’t understand his attacks on Colt, and his blatant disregard for us. Fuck him. Fuck this dude.”

“I unloaded because I have an outlet and something is on my mind, I unload. The funny this is, he doesn’t live in my mind like that. It’s not like a grudge where I’m after him. I just saw it and I was like ‘Fuck this guy.’ That’s it. There is no anger to it. I don’t like him. I think he suffers inside. Just watching and observing as a fan, I think he has problems and there is a lot more going on in his head than I’ll ever understand. I respect his wrestling and everything he’s done and his ability. I’m a CM Punk fan for his work, but him as a man, it’s hard to relate for me.”