The Tampa Bay Lightning took a 2-1 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final by virtue of their 3-2, Game 3 win Monday night. But another clash began shortly afterward in the form of a Twitter war between WWE legend Hulk Hogan and former WWE Superstar and current UFC fighter CM Punk.
On the heels of the Bolts' big victory, Hogan—who lives in Tampa, Florida—took a jab at the former WWE champion and noted Blackhawks fan:
Never one to mince words, Punk responded by questioning Hogan's hockey acumen and even threatening the 61-year-old Hulkster (Warning: Language NSFW):
While some might question the up-and-coming UFC cash cow's decision to call out Hogan, he certainly has a point regarding Hulk's knowledge of the Lightning.
As seen in this video, courtesy of the Houston Chronicle's Greg Rajan, Hogan had a bit of trouble with the names of Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos and head coach Jon Cooper:
Punk had a very public breakup with WWE in early 2014 that led to the former WWE world champion's decision to try his hand at mixed martial arts. Hogan, on the other hand, has been nothing short of a company man since his return to the promotion around that same time.
While Punk and Hogan never crossed paths in a wrestling ring, it is clear that Punk feels as though he could dismantle the immortal one in a cage or on the streets.
Punk's most ardent supporters may be in favor of his sharp-tongued comeback, but wrestling fans who feel he abandoned them certainly won't take kindly to the self-proclaimed Voice of the Voiceless taking shots at one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, even if Hogan did start the exchange.
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