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#1 Posted on 15.7.11 1156.06
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Apparently he sat down with the author on Tuesday, the day after the Vince/Ice Cream Bars/etc. promo on RAW. It's a great read...he talks about his dream feud with Austin, face & heel buses, Colt Cabana & Luke Gallows leaving the company and a ton more:

http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201107/cm-punk-wwe-wrestling-interview?printable=true

{ Replaced link to "page 1 of 4" with link to "all pages" version - Ed. }

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#2 Posted on 15.7.11 1200.45
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Important quote for everything trying analyze what's been said and what's been hinted at and what's not been said, looking for meaning:

    Originally posted by CM Punk
    I do a lot of weird little things like that because people talk about it.
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#3 Posted on 15.7.11 1202.42
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It's interesting that this article doesn't mention a/the seemingly ubiquitous PR flack that always seems to accompany these meetings. Perhaps one wasn't provided? For that matter, was WWE even aware this interview was taking place?
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#4 Posted on 15.7.11 1212.19
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    Originally posted by CM Punk
    I'm proud of the fact that I can turn chickenshit to chicken salad.


Hi, Brock.
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#5 Posted on 15.7.11 1224.52
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    It's interesting that this article doesn't mention a/the seemingly ubiquitous PR flack that always seems to accompany these meetings. Perhaps one wasn't provided? For that matter, was WWE even aware this interview was taking place?


Very good point. The writer made it sound like it was just him, Punk and Beth Phoenix chillin' in the Windy City.

Speaking of Punk's hometown, he's throwing out the first pitch at today's Cubs game and singing during the 7th Inning Stretch. Video *has* to surface of that. (attn: The Cubs Fan?)
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#6 Posted on 15.7.11 1255.12
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    Speaking of Punk's hometown, he's throwing out the first pitch at today's Cubs game and singing during the 7th Inning Stretch. Video *has* to surface of that. (attn: The Cubs Fan?)


It's a WGN game, so video will usually turn up on this blog Saturday, if not sooner. Very excited for the usual 6th inning radio interview, but not as much as I would be if Ron Santo was still around.
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#7 Posted on 15.7.11 1454.40
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It's amazing what this guy has done in the last month in a half or so. Not even the hardest core CM Punk fans could have seen this rise coming.

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#8 Posted on 15.7.11 1516.50
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UPDATE: Punk didn't sing and probably wasn't scheduled too. We got someone from Storage Wars instead.
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#9 Posted on 15.7.11 1526.53
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    UPDATE: Punk didn't sing and probably wasn't scheduled too. We got someone from Storage Wars instead.


Aww... That's what I get for believing some dude Punk retweeted this morning...
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#10 Posted on 15.7.11 1724.36
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    UPDATE: Punk didn't sing and probably wasn't scheduled too. We got someone from Storage Wars instead.

Did he throw out the first pitch?
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#11 Posted on 15.7.11 1840.30
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As per @ColtCabana Tweet...yes he did!

@ColtCabana Steve Trout, Frank Dipino & Kerry Wood aint got shit on this guy http://t.co/70ou9Y4
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#12 Posted on 15.7.11 1922.54
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How early before the game was the first pitch? Look how depleted the bleachers are in that picture.
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#13 Posted on 15.7.11 2232.19
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So do Kane and Big Show get annoyed every time they have to switch from the face bus to the heel bus and vice versa?
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#14 Posted on 15.7.11 2343.32
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That was great. It really helped that the interviewer seemed to know a lot about wrestling and current storyline events.
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#15 Posted on 16.7.11 0102.17
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This was a fantastic interview. God, everything about this angle has been fantastic so far, so much so that I've been documenting quite a bit-- downloading the audio of the promos, and saving a copy of the interview, that sort of thing. This is FUN, and it'll be fun to look back on in a few years, assuming they don't just royally fuck up the endgame.

I was surprised he mentioned Benoit, I must say. I imagine the general consensus of the locker room is still "I don't know what to think."

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#16 Posted on 16.7.11 0201.22
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Has a wrestler EVER been in GQ before? Man, this storyline's reach is just stunning. I daresay that Austin vs. Punk (if it happened) would overshadow Cena vs. Rock at Wrestlemania, which is why it might not happen...or WWE might instead shoot for that bout at Wrestlemania 29 to mark 10 years since Austin's last match.

It cracks me up that WWE still bothers with a 'face bus' and a 'heel bus.'

    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I was surprised he mentioned Benoit, I must say. I imagine the general consensus of the locker room is still "I don't know what to think."


Especially when you consider that Punk was supposed to face Benoit at that pay-per-view that weekend for the ECW Title. Punk went from being stoked about having a dream match with one of his wrestling heroes to hearing the tragic news.
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#17 Posted on 16.7.11 0312.31
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    Originally posted by Big Bad


      Originally posted by ekedolphin
      I was surprised he mentioned Benoit, I must say. I imagine the general consensus of the locker room is still "I don't know what to think."


    Especially when you consider that Punk was supposed to face Benoit at that pay-per-view that weekend for the ECW Title. Punk went from being stoked about having a dream match with one of his wrestling heroes to hearing the tragic news.


Good point, especially considering that everyone watching that match was chanting "WE WANT BENOIT!", when it's almost certain that by that point Benoit was already dead. What a hell of a time to have to wrestle a match. What a hell of a way for John Morrison to celebrate winning his first (and only, so far) world heavyweight championship. (Not to say that's nearly as big a deal as life and death).

Anyway: If Money in the Bank really does mark the last we'll see of CM Punk for a few months, I just... can't imagine him really being off of television that long. Unless they create an incredible hook to keep the storyline buzzing. Maybe he does walk with the WWE Title. All I know is, he'd look like a damn fool if he came crawling on his hands and knees to Vince McMahon begging for his job back, or became a corporate champion, or something to that effect.

Maybe he wins against Cena, and gets himself intentionally disqualified against the (inevitable) Money in the Bank cash-in attempt? Man, there are so many things they could do, and that's part of what makes this so compelling.

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#18 Posted on 16.7.11 0859.10
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Has a wrestler EVER been in GQ before? Man, this storyline's reach is just stunning. I daresay that Austin vs. Punk (if it happened) would overshadow Cena vs. Rock at Wrestlemania, which is why it might not happen...or WWE might instead shoot for that bout at Wrestlemania 29 to mark 10 years since Austin's last match.

    It cracks me up that WWE still bothers with a 'face bus' and a 'heel bus.'

      Originally posted by ekedolphin
      I was surprised he mentioned Benoit, I must say. I imagine the general consensus of the locker room is still "I don't know what to think."


    Especially when you consider that Punk was supposed to face Benoit at that pay-per-view that weekend for the ECW Title. Punk went from being stoked about having a dream match with one of his wrestling heroes to hearing the tragic news.



The Rock has been on the cover of GQ
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#19 Posted on 16.7.11 0900.37
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    It cracks me up that WWE still bothers with a 'face bus' and a 'heel bus.'




I think that must be overseas only. I'm pretty sure they all get rental cars here. I remember going to a show and passing Lex Luger and then pulling up behind The Undertaker at the toll booth.

EDIT: It must be a real disappointment to fans to see Alberto Del Rio climbing off a tour bus, after seeing him in so many fancy cars.

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#20 Posted on 16.7.11 1012.28
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Beth Phoenix, eh?
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