CM Punk Discusses Potential Match With Steve Austin, Favorite Vince McMahon Story & More
|By Jay Calderon | June 12, 2012 | Comments|
"It was just one of those moments where I'm just laying there, thinking of how bizarre my life is. I'm in a bunk bed with JBL and Vince McMahon is over here. All of a sudden, I just here someone let one out. Someone just farts. Then, you just hear, '[mimicking Vince's laugh.]' Now, I'm like, 'Wow, this is wild. I'm in a bunk bed and Vince is crapping his pants.
"What makes the story even better is that I woke up in the middle of the night and I had to pee so bad. I had crippling pee pains. So, it's pitch black, I'm not familiar with my surroundings and I'm trying to crawl off this bunk bed with waking up JBL. Everybody's snoring. Vince snores, 'Taker snores, JBL snores and I'm in Iraq. It was brutal. So, it was one of those what-am-I-doing-with-my-life kind of moments."
On whether or not a match between Punk and Steve Austin is likely to happen: "Well, I think everyone knows he's stated that if he came back for one more match, there's one guy he would do it with and it's me. It's immensely flattering. It puts me under a tremendous microscope, too. He's also recently said things like I need to up my intensity.
"I think that's just the 'Rattlesnake' trying to poke me and trying to stoke the fire so to speak. I'm going to be here, I'm not going anywhere. So, it's a matter of whether he wants to do it or not.
"I know a lot of planets got to align for it to happen. If it was in Dallas, yeah, that'd be great. He's a Texas redneck. I'm a straight edge city boy. So, I think obviously it's a little oil and water. I think that's why people are fascinated by it. The characters -- they don't mix. Put C.M. Punk and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin in a room together and both guys come out with black eyes and split lips. On paper, those two guys don't get along.
"I think it has way more potential than Rock and Cena. Sure, they had a little bit of an inflammatory rivalry but we haven't scratched the surface yet of what me and 'Stone Cold' could do.
"Is it possible? I'd say it is. Is it 100% going to happen? I can't say."
Punk also discusses throwing the first pitch at a Cubs game in a speedo, getting a manny-petty and WWE's warehouse. To check out the entire interview, watch the videos below.
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