CM Punk On Getting Over, Friendship With Paul Heyman, Is He A Wrestling Lifer?

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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?

You can listen to the full interview at this link.

See also - CM Punk Shoots On Part-Time Talent, Targets The Miz’s Comments, CM Punk Says It’s Not His Goal To Top HBK’s Matches Against Undertaker and CM Punk On Whether Or Not WWE Has Changed Since His Promo

  • Steven

    This isn’t a groundbreaking interview by any means. I’m not completely sure why it warranted four different articles; especially considering it was not split up into parts audio-wise. The answers he gave aren’t going to light the world on fire by any means.

    We’ve heard him say that he gets bored easily and won’t be wrestling much longer. We’ll see how that one pans out; I don’t honestly believe that he’ll be gone in 2015 like he once said. I honestly don’t believe he could step away from the business that easily considering he’s been doing it for well over a decade. However, I could be wrong on that one – its just pure speculation.

    On whether or not he could live up to the Undertaker/Michaels standard; basically a cop-out answer right there stating he couldn’t. I am of the belief that if you are not trying to outdo the best, then you don’t have any claim to be the best. You always have to push yourself, regardless of industry, to be better than the others.

    As for his comments about how the WWE has changed… I’m not even going to justify that with a response. He turned the whole question into how he played us all to become a heel. I don’t know why this deserved its own article.

    And of course that leads me to the comments made about The Miz. It all stems down to that’s how Miz got to the top; he’s a reliable PR man which is what the business needs. They don’t want to send Punk to all of these events such as E3, Comic-Con, talk shows, etc. when they know that he’s not able to tow the company line. What may come across as endearing to the select minority (who believe they’re the majority), the IWC, it isn’t what a publicly traded company is looking for in a top star. It all boils down to jealousy.

    • Gary Robert

      How do you get out of bed every morning knowing you have Cena as your icon?

      • H.M.

        Yeah, just deny every point he’s making and accuse him of being a Cena fan. I’m a Punk fan but I guess some of the Punk fans tend to resort to the same inane name calling they accuse the typical young’un Cena fans when their hero is getting verbally trashed. Sigh.

    • It warranted four different articles because Richard wanted people to see it.