CM Punk Shoots On Part-Time Talent, Targets The Miz’s Comments
Mark Madden interviewed CM Punk on Wednesday and asked him about being one of the few top guys in WWE that’s there every week. Madden asked him if it sucked or if he wanted to be there every week. Below is Punk’s response:
“If I didn’t want to be there every week, I wouldn’t be there every week. And I’m the only guy that says that. The Miz will go out there and say, ‘no it’s great having these guys back and blah, blah blah’ because, you know, I truly believe he thinks he has to say that.
“The honest reality of it is you bust your ass for 365 days of the year and there’s other people that come in and don’t work as hard and maybe get paid the same amount of money.
“So to me, as a business man, it just makes me look at it and go, ‘OK that’s the deal I need to get.’ I need to get that deal where I work 15 days a year. You know what I mean? It makes me work harder though and dammit that’s going to burn me out.”
CM Punk Says It’s Not His Goal To Top HBK’s Matches Against Undertaker
Mark Madden interviewed CM Punk on Wednesday. Since there was so much in the interview, we’re breaking it up and running it in different posts. In the below excerpt, Punk talks about his Wrestlemania 29 match against The Undertaker:
How do you make The Undertaker seem vulnerable?
Take his urn I guess. Everyone is expecting me to try and top the Shawn Michaels matches. That’s not my goal. My goal is to make the match the best the situation allows me to make it.
A lot of people think you’re the top guy in wrestling and you’re in a main event at Wrestlemania. Do you ever take the time to savor that or are you too busy doing it?
I'm way too busy doing it. I think I put too much stock in being the last match at Wrestlemania so I’m way too angry about not being the last match. I think I put too much pressure on myself and I certainly don’t enjoy certain aspects. I don’t enjoy the ride so to speak.
When Madden told him to have a good match at Wrestlemania, Punk assured him he would try his best.
CM Punk On Whether Or Not WWE Has Changed Since His Promo
Mark Madden conducted an outstanding interview with CM Punk on Wednesday. Since there was so much in it, we’ve broken it up into several different posts. In the below excerpt, Punk was asked if WWE has changed since he “walked out” with the WWE title in the summer of 2011. Below was his response:
“Well it’s one of those interesting things. Here’s what I love about the climate of the business right now. You have me going out there and saying I want the WWE to change and I want ice cream bars. I did that as a good guy.
To this day there are still people that are still pissed off they didn’t get them ice cream bars. They don’t realize that part of it is design that as a bad guy, I was lying to them.
“I don’t know what change that they thought was going to happen… I really don’t know but we really got ‘em on that one. It’s a television show first and foremost. So for me to go out there and say I want change and I want this and I want that is to rally people behind me and piss them off eventually when they didn’t get their ice cream.”
CM Punk On Getting Over, Friendship With Paul Heyman, Is He A Wrestling Lifer?
Mark Madden interviewed CM Punk on Wednesday. Since there was so much to the interview, we’ve broken it up into several different posts. In the below excerpt, Punk discusses his ability to get over, his real-life friendship with Paul Heyman and whether or not he’s a pro wrestling lifer.
You don’t need a win or a title to stay over with the fans. Is that a blessing or a curse?
I think it’s a curse.
Madden said Punk is the “best talker out there” yet he’s paired with Paul Heyman, who is also a great talker. Madden asked how that’s not overkill. Punk said he’s not sure if he’s the best talker out there and an argument could be made that Paul Heyman is the best. Punk said the friendship that he and Heyman have off-screen really shines through in their work together.
When you were in my studio years ago I said and you agreed that you were not a wrestling lifer. Do you still feel that way or have you become a safer?
No I don’t want to be a lifer. I just feel like I’m one of those guys that gets bored easy. So what’s the next mountain?