-The guys talk about the Summer of Punk promo and play it, while wrestling superfan Sam explains the angle.
-They talk about best promos ever. Flair, Austin, and Rock seems to be the consensus.
-Punk says he's a big Jim Norton fan. Says he love Colin Quinn's Tough Crowd but the general public was too stupid to appreciate it.
-They talk about the promo. They bring back top promo guys. Punk says Piper and Dusty Rhodes. They make fun of Hogan's Rent-a-Center ads and Hogan Knows Best.
-Punk talks about wrestling since 1997 and needing a break. Punk says the promo was 100% real. Says Vince doesn't care what you say or do if it makes him money. Says that he's been handed scripts and ignores them.
-They talk about blading. Punk reluctantly admits to doing it. He talks about Harley Race being able to bust open guys eyebrows hardway and doing it to him at an indie show.
-Says he came back so quick because he loves wrestling and can't change it from the couch.
-They talk about MMA. Punk loves it.
-Punk says he wrestles 4 to 5 days a week. Punk says he enjoys the freedom of house shows (that he's supposed to call "Live Events").
-Talks about touring oversees and the dangers of some places. Tells a story about Kelly Kelly wanting to go to Hooters in Panama and going with her so she wouldn't get kidnapped.
-They let Sam talk wrestling. Punk talks about the SES and how a woman in Alabama told him he was not Jesus and hit him and he grabbed the mic and forgave her. Said he got in a lot of fights with fans pre-WWE. Talked about almost starting a riot in the Cow Palace with Jericho and getting batteries thrown at them.
-They talk about Straight Edge. He says that's legit. Says he's addicted to things, but not drugs. Norton quips about porn.
-Plugs Survivor Series.
Decent interview, would have liked some more about his opinion of where the Summer of Punk angle has gone to and Triple H though...
Link to a Sports Illustrated podcast w/ Punk: -apparently not a big fan of Miz, but doesn't go into any detail, only that Miz "knows how I feel about him".
-criticizes "Dwayne" for the usual (saying he'll never leave), but also for going from the limo to gorilla position to the ring when he's there, and not greeting or talking to the guys in the back
-opinion of Vince - thinks Vince "gets" Austin, but doesn't "get" Rock or himself
-why he came back so soon
-tells a funny story about doing a show at OVW when he was ECW Champ (he was living in Louisville at the time, and liked to work w/ the guys there, giving them advice, etc.), and how Tony Atlas didn't know who he was, and that Punk should listen to Tony's advice or he'll never make it on television
I bet the Miz thing was kayfabe. I got the impression that Punk doesn't like to just flat out expose the business. He was dodgy when O&A talked about blading. He's such an oldschool guy, I can see that.
Originally posted by ScottyflamingoI bet the Miz thing was kayfabe. I got the impression that Punk doesn't like to just flat out expose the business. He was dodgy when O&A talked about blading. He's such an oldschool guy, I can see that.
C.M Punk strikes me as the exact opposite of an old school guy. I mean old school guys don't make insider comments all the time and cut promos so inside that half the audience doesn't get it. I know some fans that think he's too inside. I believe someone on this board compared him to Dennis Miller when it comes to his comments that a portion of the audience doesn't get.
Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff-apparently not a big fan of Miz, but doesn't go into any detail, only that Miz "knows how I feel about him".
I listened to the SI one. The Miz thing was Punk said he was really annoyed that Miz got pushed as top heel and Mania main eventer over him earlier this year, nothing personal, he just thought he was much better than him.
Originally posted by ScottyflamingoSays he love Colin Quinn's Tough Crowd but the general public was too stupid to appreciate it.
I don't know for sure, but I would guess that it's a cost-saving measure. They're changing their business model in order to start making, you know, a profit, so I figure that they think Styles is a guy that can be cut.