CM Punk On Down Time In WWE, The Biggest Misconception About Sports Entertainers, Social Media

The Republic has a new Q&A online with WWE Champion CM Punk. Below are the highlights:

Question: What is it like being a WWE star?

Answer: You know, I really can’t compare it to anything else. It’s probably the busiest job in the world.

Q: Do you get much down time?

A: I was home for six days a week before Christmas. That was like the first time in 10 years that happened. I kind of went crazy after three days. It’s a bit of a culture shock.

Q: What’s the biggest misconception about sports entertainers?

A: That we’re not athletes. That goes hand in hand with it. That’s what we do. I don’t know anybody who works harder than we do. We don’t have time off. We don’t have a season off. These are some of the toughest people I’ve known in my entire life.

Q: You are really active on social media. Do you enjoy it?

A: Twitter is hilarious. It’s like the whole world having your phone number. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad. You get to chat with people that you normally don’t get to chat with, maybe touch some of the fans who interact with you.

Click here to read the Q&A in its entirely.

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  • Lindsay Marie

    I love CM Punk, he is totally cool. I go to a school where about 80% of the students come to school high. I guess you could say that I live a straight-edge lifestyle. Or at least I am trying to. It's hard in a society like this. GO PUNK!!!

    • Chris

      You “guess”? You are straight edge or you are not. How is it hard to not put poison in your body?

      • Ryan.c

        Chris, you are ignorant, addiction is as much of a disease as anything else, falling into habits such as daily pot smoking or cigarettes or alcohol can happen to anyone and your addicted before you even realize. Some people find it harder than others to stay away from such things based on lifestyle, personality and circumstance. It is very hard for some to ‘not put poison in thier body’, Evan Bourne for example while he should no better and learn from his first violation, I’m sure he wants to stay away from substance abuse more than WWE officials want him to, from personal experience, breaking addiction is extremely hard, no matter what the particular addiction is. cm punk is a great role model, and I believe he understands the struggle of addiction also, and wouldn’t be so ignorant to think its as easy as “just don’t put poison in your body” to stay away from whatever ones addiction is. I just think people should have more understanding towards the conflict and struggle behind people stuck in a vicious and harmful cycle of addiction.

  • BigMike

    hey Chris have u ever heard of a thing called PEER PRESSURE? she is in high school where there is peer pressure for everything sex drugs alcohol truancy u name it so dont be a judgemental douchebag