Punk appears on ESPN SportsCenter to discuss the differences in Dana White and Vince McMahon.
Their similarities are that they are both driven, set in their ways and have a good idea of what is best for their companies. As far as differences are concerned, it’s a generation issue. McMahon is very old school while White is more open-minded.
Punk appears on Fox Sports 1 to discuss coming to UFC and if he feels he deserves to work for the company.
I’m not really going to say that I do deserve it. I think time will tell if I deserve it or not. Respect has to be earned, not given. I very much understand that, and I understand the perspective of a lot of the fighters. Some of them are just trying to jump on the bandwagon too, you know, like call names and pick fights. That’s the fight game, I appreciate that. I just roll with the punches. I’ll take all the positive stuff and leave all the negative stuff behind.
Punk talks to Rolling Stone magazine about his new career and his wife’s reaction to his UFC signing.
Trust me, whatever nerves I’m gonna have stepping into the Octagon will pale in comparison to the nerves I had when I had to bring this up to my wife. I was honestly terrified. I was like, ‘She’s gonna shut it down, and I’m gonna have to figure out a way to smooth it over so I can do this, because I don’t take no for an answer, she doesn’t take no for an answer, and this is something I really wanna do.’ Right off the bat she recognized that. She’s been around me long enough to know that, ever since the first day I met her, this is something I talked about doing, and she’s not somebody that’s gonna step in front of her husband trying to accomplish something that he dreamed about.
Sonnen talks to MMAMania about CM Punk’s upcoming UFC debut and teases that he knows who his first opponent will be.
Well, he is not a bottom-tier guy, I can tell you that. You will know who he is and he will be a pretty-heavy favorite to win. Punk is not going to come in as the favorite.
Punk returns to The Art of Wrestling to answer fan questions and give closure to his controversial exit from WWE. He discusses his health and the possibility of ever returning.
It’s way too f—ing early. I have no interest in going back. The difference in my appearance, my mental stability, and everything across the board from now from nine, ten months ago is so drastically different.
Punk is a guest on The Art of Wrestling to discuss his WWE departure for the very first time. The two hour interview includes details on his injuries due to working with Ryback and his last conversation with Triple H. Punk also reveals that he did not quit but was actually fired.
The day of my wedding I got a FedEx in the mail … it was my termination papers. I was fired. On my wedding day. Very calculated. Very deliberate. … As much as I kind of chuckled at it and didn’t let it affect my day, I was like, ‘Once again, you pushed too f****ing far. You pushed the wrong guy.
Punk is interviewed at the AP Music Awards. When asked if her will ever return to WWE, Punk comments:
No. Never ever, never ever, never ever. They are going to go crazy on Twitter and hold me to it.
Punk talks to CBS Chicago about Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon.
There are a lot of people back there who say me and Brock are very very similar. Unapproachable, bad attitude. A kind of cloud hanging over our heads. But to me, he’s a sweetheart. I have no bad stories about Brock, yet.
Punk talks to Marvel.com about wrestling The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29.
Well yeah, I mean a match against the Undertaker any other day of the year is still a big deal but not as big of a deal when you’ve got the opportunity to do that nobody’s been able to do for over 20 years this week at WrestleMania.
Punk talks to Ashbury Park Press about using Paul Bearer’s death in his storyline with The Undertaker.
Everything is designed to push people’s buttons – so it’s unfortunate that Percy had to die for him to be a part of this story – but trust me, he would have loved it, he really would have loved it.
Punk takes over as host of the podcast to interview regular host, Cabana. The pair discuss wrestling , Chicago and the podcast’s 100th episode.
Colt interviews me something like, two years ago. I approached him and said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if for the 100th episode I interview you?” And I’ve known Colt the longest in this crazy world of wrestling so, who better to do it?