CM Punk Responds To John Oliver HBO Segment Criticizing WWE

CM Punk commented on John Oliver's piece on HBO's Last Week Tonight where the comedian called out WWE for how they treat their talent and classify them as independent contractors.

At the 12:35 mark of the video above, Oliver pointed 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 noted that they actually found the episode, and while they didn't air Punk's accident, they showed a picture of his face as it was happening. After SmackDown had aired at that time, Punk had tweeted out, "Just s–t my britches on smackdown. Please RT."

Punk played off his original tweet, writing, "I sh-t my britches, please RT @LastWeekTonight (I love you!) @iamjohnoliver"

As we previously reported, WWE sent us 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.