Report of CM Punk’s Appearance on The Talking Dead
Credit: Mike Johnson and pwinsider.com:
WWE champion CM Punk appeared as a guest on AMC’s Talking Dead, the live post-show discussion for the massively popular “The Walking Dead.”
Punk, referred to as a WWE Superstar, did not have the WWE title belt with him and appeared with Community actor Yvette Nicole Brown discussing the episode and where the series and some of its characters could be going.
Punk came off well informed on not just the series but also the comic book it is based on, noting differences between the two and talking about characters from the book he’d love to see on the show. Punk also took the road less traveled, explaining why Merle, one of the antagonists on the show, was within his rights to do something really evil to one of the fan favorite cast members on the series.
Punk had a few funny lines and interacted well with both Brown and host Chris Hardwick.
During commercial breaks, the guests were asked not to keep discussing the show so the good stuff could be saved for the live broadcast. After the show went off the air, they filmed additional discussion for the Talking Dead’s website and then all the guests took part in playing the Jakks Pacific plug and play Walking Dead game, a weekly tradition.
Punk actually ended up making high score, not just for that night but out of every guest the show has ever hosted.
Thanks to Mike C., who attended the taping of the show, for his help.
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