CM Punk On Frustrations Over Not Being In Main Event Of WrestleMania, Dream Match With Steve Austin, More

CM Punk recently spoke with Extra Mustard of SI.com about his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar, a potential match with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, his thoughts on Total Divas, and more. Some highlights are below:

SI.com: You wrestled the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Were you happy with the match?

Punk: I think everybody is always selling me short and then I always prove them wrong. It keeps me pissed off and that’s where I need to be, I guess. I’m sick and tired of pulling main event matches and not being in the main event at WrestleMania. Eventually it’s just gonna get to the point of, “OK, I deserve to play with this toy, you’re not gonna let me play with it, then I’m gonna find some other toys to play with.” It gets me down when I really think about it and analyze it, but in the end it keeps me sharp and like I said, pissed off. But I don’t think I’m the guy you want pissed off forever.

SI.com: Do you voice these concerns to Vince McMahon?

Punk: Absolutely. All the time. We have conversations about it. Hell, if you’re in this business and don’t want to be in the main event at WrestleMania you shouldn’t be in this business. This past WrestleMania, I proved it to the one person that I needed to prove it to, that I should’ve been in the main event. I’ve shattered every negative stereotype people had about me. I proved to the one person that mattered that last year’s main event should’ve been mine and that person is me and I don’t give a sh-t about anyone else.

SI.com: Do you think Austin will ever wrestle again?

Punk: Yeah, my gut tells me that he will. Whether he makes the right decision or not to wrestle me is up to him.

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  • Skip Mathias

    From full article: “Punk: …[WWE] tend to miss the mark on a lot of common sense stuff sometimes.”

    I think that the IWC will agree.

  • BlazeKing

    He was in the main event in a sense though.

    WWE has continually altered what a “Main Event Match” really is over recent years. Hell, they even have a weekly show called “Main Event”!!! Punk made in to Wrestlemania and had a match that arguably overshadowed the actual main event of the night. In my opinion, *that* match was the “main” event at WM29 as most of us knew that Rock was going to lose this time around. Him having a part-time contract was the first clue. Vince needed “The passing of the torch” in an epic fashion and that was it. Also, The Rock having to host “The Hero” also showed he wasn’t sticking around for too long.

    He’s selling himself short by thinking you need to be in the main event (last match) at WM. Not every WM had the title defended at the very last match. My ring philosophy for WM is: Whomever steals the show claims the “Main Event” crown. Last match on the card be damned…

  • Xavier

    Oh look CM Punk is complaining about something again, nothing new here to read

  • Justin Lal

    Oh just let him main event WM already. I want them to give him that chance that way he can’t bitch about in years to come.

  • amaanakter

    Haters gonna hate that’s all I have to say

  • steve pritchard

    All superstars think like this. He’s no different than anyone else past or present! If they say they don’t think like this or complain they’re lying. If they don’t feel the same way he does . They need to find a different career. Because there’s always someone that does feel like they deserve it more.

  • Pauluk

    He got the chance to face the undertaker At wrestlemania, that is the main event,
    Nobody cared when “once in a lifetime” happened twice.
    I was predicting him to go on and win the rumble next year and headline wrestlemania.

  • Justin

    Maybe CM Punk was being in character. Nevertheless, he comes across as a punk and a crybaby.