Re-Post: Must-Read CM Punk Interview - Rock/Vince Issues, More
Source: The Hot Clicks PodcastAs noted yesterday, CM Punk appeared on the The Hot Click podcast and did not hold back his opinions on The Rock, Vince McMahon, The Miz, his near exit from the WWE and a slew of other topics. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
On not sleeping: "We just did a European tour. I would honestly say on the European tour if you want to average it all out, I slept two hours a night… Eventually it gets to you. I know when I start seeing things that I really need to try… It's not like I'm forcing myself to stay awake. It's a thing. I got in late last night. I met up with my buddies, H20, the band and we went out. I got back to my hotel maybe at two in the morning and I had to meet in the lobby at 6 AM so I got a 5:30 wakeup call and next thing I know it's 3:30. I'm reading comic books in my hotel room."
How hard it is being straight edge: "It's not hard at all. A lot of people ask me that. I almost think it's a really weird question. How hard is it for you to wear glasses? How hard is it for you to have back hair? I was born this way so, no, it's not hard at all.
"I just turned 33 so I'm assuming I'm what you call an SEOG: Straight Edge Old Guy. There are not a lot of us. I know everybody that was straight edge when I first claimed straight edge, when I was like 15-20, everybody fell off; everybody sold out. There's like me and my friend Natalie back in Chicago. It's like you find somebody else who's straight edge and you stick together."
On almost leaving WWE: "The last 12 months… I was leaving, I was out the door. I wasn't quitting. My contract was up and I was like, "You know what, my contract's up. I fulfilled my obligations to you. You have fulfilled your obligations to me and you let me slip through your fingers." That was my attitude and I was leaving. One of the conditions of me resigning, I was like, look, if I resign I'm all in. I'm back to old form CM Punk. I'm not sleepwalking through this. I'm not just going to be a robot. I'm going to get excited about things again. I'm going to watch all the matches and I'm going to praise people, yell at people, give people my opinions, and help out guys. That's what I've been doing.
If he ended up staying for the money: "No, it's not about money. It's funny; on Twitter I get a lot of hilarious tweets. I'll be crabby and complain about somebody. I'll have my headphones on in the airport and I'm eating. I don't know if anyone knows what it's like to have someone legitimately walk up to you and wave their hand like an inch away from your face because I have headphones on and I can't hear them. I don't know if anyone knows what that's like but that happens to me multiple times a day then I complain about it, and then on Twitter I get, 'Oh, shut up crybaby. That's why you're rich.' I was rich before I had any money. Being rich has nothing to do with anything monetary. No, it wasn't about money. I'm not a money guy.
"I know people who are wealthy and they're miserable. I was miserable. I was coming to work every day and I was like, 'This is ridiculous. I'm seeing all this stuff. Miz is the main event of WrestleMania. What is wrong with this world? Okay, I gave it all.'"
If The Miz has a problem with his comments: "No, Miz knows exactly how I feel. I've told him about it… I think Miz doesn't know how to deal with that. It's just my brutal honesty. I think you got to just let it roll of your back or you get confrontational about it.