Cody Rhodes shares a story of CM Punk declaring himself the locker room leader

Nov 8, 2018 - by Steve Gerweck

Chris Jericho had Cody Rhodes as his guest on a recent episode of Talk Is Jericho and they discussed leadership when it comes to the wrestling locker room and CM Punk.

Cody: “No one ever says, ‘I’m the leader.’ The first person who says that….especially, there’s this thing in wrestling ‘the locker room leader.’ Whenever somebody says, ‘I’m a locker room leader’ You definitely know that guy is not the locker room leader. That’s 100 percent.”

Rhodes’ point sparked a memory of Jericho’s where CM Punk declared himself to be WWE’s locker room leader.

Jericho: “Do you remember this weird…we had this weird locker room meeting in WWE once where CM Punk said that. Do you remember that?”

At first, Rhodes was hesitant to get specific but did confirm that Punk referred to himself as WWE’s locker room boss “multiple times.”
Jericho went on to say, “I remember he [Punk] said, ‘As the locker room leader.’ And I’m like, ‘You don’t lead me,” said Jericho.

Cody went on to share a story of Punk declaring himself the locker room leader but not everyone on the roster took him seriously enough to listen (ex. Booker T).

Cody: “It worked on a certain demo of the locker room. But there was one meeting where Booker T was in the room and Punk hit the, ‘As the locker room leader, I’m telling you guys all to pick up your trash.’ And Booker literally threw his trash on the floor. And said, ‘He’s not telling me to pick up my trash.’ They had this whole interaction. Glenn [Kane] is the only actual locker room leader. He’s the Mayor now,” he said.

(The Spotlight)

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