Robin Williams is sadly no longer with us. He influenced generations of comedians and actors after him. He also had a little encounter with CM Punk along the way.
Williams was known for his wild sense of humor and going off the cuff. His improvised comedy came in handy when he caught CM Punk sleeping in a rockstar’s home.
While speaking to the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, CM Punk told a story about how he was staying at Lars Frederiksen’s house, a rocker famous for his time in Rancid. This is when Punk unexpectedly ran into Patch Adams himself.
“I never ever tell this story because Lars was very good friends with Robin Williams. There was one time I was sleeping upstairs in Lars’ house and, I like to sleep, ladies and gentlemen. To this day, if I don’t have to get up and do anything – I don’t got to set an alarm – I’m a free spirit. Do you know what I mean? I don’t got planes to catch.”
“I did a whole lifetime of that, so I just sleep until I wake up, and I was doing that at Lars.’ I woke up because somebody had jumped on top of me while I was sleeping and as I wake up and I turn around I’m like, ‘It’s f*cking Robin Williams.’ So, what do you do? Right? This is the first time I’ve ever met Robin Williams and I think, as the story goes, he was just like, ‘Oh, the wrestler, he’s sleeping upstairs right now?’ Lars was like, ‘Yeah,’ and Robin, being who Robin is, is like, ‘F*ck yeah, let’s Jimmy Superfly Snuka this motherf*cker.’ So he runs up and he splashes me in the bed. I wake up and I immediately think it’s Lars, so I just start charging after him.”
This was not a wakeup call that CM Punk ever wanted to get. Robin Williams or not, Punk still took to chasing his surprise attacker.
“Halfway through running down the stairs, I’m like, ‘I’m pretty sure that’s Robin Williams,’ but I don’t give a f*ck, I’m going to get this motherf*cker now. I half-ass tackle Robin Williams. He’s trying to run out into the street. and then I just picked him up and I’m airplane spinning Robin Williams.”
“I just put him down and he’s like, ‘I got to go,’ and just f*cks off and runs away. I’m standing there just like, ‘That’s the damnedest way to wake up.’ I just remember walking back in the house and being like, ‘Was that Robin Williams?”
It’s unclear whether CM Punk and Robin Williams were able to patch things up. It just goes to show that Robin Williams really was as unpredictable in real life as he was on stage. This was also quite a story to hear because Robin Williams is still incredibly missed to this day.
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