Longtime pro wrestling agent Bill Behrens recently took part in an in-depth video interview with the folks at Hannibal TV.
During the interview, Behrens recalled the infamous “shoot fight” between UFC star and former WWE Superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks and Teddy Hart at a TNA Wrestling event several years ago.
“It was like a really bad UFC fight in that all of a sudden to the left, there’s a fight that has literally just started,” said Behrens. “From the very beginning, it was takedown by Teddy, Punk down, and Teddy’s just destroying him. I think Sabu was walking up with this, but regardless Sabu ran in and got Teddy to focus on him. He broke for Sabu, so Sabu did the save for Punk on that particular one.”
Behrens continued, “The whole thing, if it lasted more than 20 seconds I’d be surprised. It was short, Punk had no offense and was just covering up. He also wasn’t badly scarred out of it either because Teddy was pulled off pretty quickly, it wasn’t like it lasted a long time. But there was no chance, at least from what we were seeing, that Punk was going to get much of a comeback out of it.”
Behrens also spoke about rumors of Punk returning to the UFC for another fight, and why he feels Daniel Bryan might have made more sense as a guy from WWE to transition to the world of MMA.
“They can, he’ll probably lose it. It was one of the strangest things, Punk going into MMA,” Behrens said. “I could see a healthy Daniel Bryan going into MMA, that would make sense to me. But Punk was never really that guy, at least not in my impression.”
Check out highlights of the new Hannibal TV interview with Bill Behrens above.