Drake Wuertz has become infamous in professional wrestling circles for his far-right stance on various issues. Wuertz has been effectively blackballed from mainstream wrestling due to his ideas aligning with the debunked QAnon moment. He is currently running for a seat in the Florida State Legislature.
A strong anti-abortion stance is the number one issue for Drake Wuertz’s campaign. He reacted very negatively when CM Punk showed up on this week’s AEW Dynamite wearing a shirt with a pro-choice slogan. This morning, he claimed to have spoken to CM Punk on his “Uncanceled” podcast.
“I got a text this morning and it said, ‘Hey, it’s Phil Brooks, do you want to discuss your issues with me over the phone?’ So I called him, and he proceeded to say, ‘It’s a clump of cells,’ you know? Just that tired narrative. No, it’s not. No, it’s not. Life begins at conception. That child is a valid life.”
An email to a wrestling news outlet has been making its way around the internet where a fan admitted to the prank. The writer of the note said he texted the Wuertz campaign on a whim from a burner phone pretending to be CM Punk. He convinced Wuertz to discuss the issue with him, even leaving several hints that the whole thing was a fraud.
Drake discussed the talk he had with the alleged CM Punk on his show. The episode is still online, despite the widely-circulated email. Wuertz said he had a civil discussion and put Punk over, saying that pro wrestling is a “brotherhood bond” that he will never break.
CM Punk has not commented on the matter. It seems likely that this was, in fact, a prank. In this case, it was Drake Wuertz who got Punked.
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