As previously reported, John Oliver called out WWE on a recent episode of his “Last Week Tonight” Show on HBO for how they have been treating their talent and classifying them as independent contractors. Just recently, Former WWE Superstar CM Punk would take to Twitter and comment on John Oliver calling The WWE out.
At The 12:35 mark of the video below, Oliver would point out how CM Punk said that he was given Z-Paks by WWE Medical Staff in 2013, saying that he was given so many Z-Paks that he “sh-t his pants on [an episode of] SmackDown.”
Oliver would then say that they found the episode in question, but Punk’s incident wasn’t aired. Oliver also said that they showed a picture of his face as it was happening. After the show, Punk tweeted out, “Just s–t my britches on smackdown. Please RT.”
Punk recently took to Twitter and wrote the exact same tweet. As previously reported, WWE recently sent a statement regarding that segment, claiming that Oliver “ignored the facts” and saying that they had responded to the “producers refuting every point in his one-sided presentation.”
Below is WWE’s full statement as well as Punk’s tweet:
John Oliver Ignores Facts
John Oliver is clearly a clever and humorous entertainer, however the subject matter covered in his WWE segment is no laughing matter. Prior to airing, WWE responded to his producers refuting every point in his one-sided presentation. John Oliver simply ignored the facts.
The health and wellness of our performers is the single most important aspect of our business, and we have a comprehensive, longstanding Talent Wellness program.
We invite John Oliver to attend WrestleMania this Sunday to learn more about our company.
I shit my britches, please RT @LastWeekTonight (I love you!) @iamjohnoliver
— Coach (@CMPunk) April 1, 2019