CM Punk Discusses Difficulty Of Giving Up Meat, Wishes Samoa Joe Was Featured On DVD, Says We Don't Know What Kind Of Motor Ryback Has

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SLAM! Wrestling has a new article online featuring quotes from WWE Champion CM Punk. Below are the highlights:

On the difficulty of giving up meat and completely changing his diet: "It wasn't," he said. "It was just something I wanted to try. Something to see if I could do. I'm funny like that. I like to do things like that. It wasn't difficult. I just ate a lot of eggs."

On whether he has any regrets about his DVD: "The only thing I wish I could have, I don't know if done differently is the word ... the only thing missing from my DVD is a sit-down interview with Samoa Joe," he said. "That obviously couldn't happen because he works for a different company."

Facing Ryback: "We don't know what kind of a motor he's got either, you know," he said. "Most of his matches he's had have been like, what, a couple of minutes. I'm a marathon runner. We're going to get him on his bike to see if he can survive."

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  • _JIM_

    Punk seems all about Joe lately. Is Joe’s contract coming up shortly or something? Unless making the DVD has Punk feeling nestalgic about his past or something. I agree with Punk totally that Joe should get a run in the WWE. I know I’d pop huge to see him show up on RAW.

  • _JIM_

    Knowing WWE they would want Joe to do a stint in developmental for some stupid reason, and I’m sure Joe wouldn’t go for that.

    • Conley

      I saw a comment elsewhere on the site from either Matt or Guy saying that the big thing wrestlers learn in development is how to wrestle the WWE's style of working a match and "working for/to the hard camera", which I'm guessing is the one stationary camera that we see most of the match through.

      Chris Jericho points out in his second that every wrestling promotion has a different style, specifically, wrestling a match in WCW was not the same as wrestling in the WWF/E, and it took him a while to get acclimated to the new way of doing things. Likewise, wrestling a match in TNA is probably very different from wrestling a match in WWE, so they'd logically want him to get fully acclimated to the new style before putting him in front of live cameras recording for a nationwide or worldwide audience.

      It makes sense to me, and in the end he gets on national WWE programming and a sizeable paycheck, so ultimately he wins.

  • tommy

    perfect comment about ryback and himself as the marathon man….someone HAD to have fed him that line lol.

  • Lloyd clarke

    I understand why they would want to put them in development but I think it kind of takes the steam out of someone debuting from another company.
    If they came straight in, same name etc it would have more impact?
    Bryan danielson and Tyler black for example, though Bryan got there in the end I guess!!