CM Punk Talks Steve Austin, Samoa Joe, WWE Title Design, Facing John Cena Or The Rock & More
|By Jay Calderon | August 15, 2012 | Comments|
On the WWE product since his groundbreaking promo: "I don't think I could possibly be as angry as I was back then. I was pretty pissed off. Anger's a helluva motivation. For me to get that angry again, I'd have to be doing something with Rock or something like that.
"It's not up to me whether I think anything's different, it's up to you guys. I said and I've done a lot of things and there are people that hang on every single word. There are people that tweet me and say they're going to kill me because they don't have their ice cream bars yet. I'm working on it, you know.
"I'm trying, I'm at it every day. There's going to be stuff you guys like and there's going to be stuff you hate. Apparently, because of my little promo, people think I write the entire show now. So, when stuff doesn't go there way, they're like, 'It's your fault, you said on the speech that you're going to change things. Girls only get one minute.' Just, enjoy the show is what I'm trying to say."
On changing the design of the WWE championship belt: "Well, in Philadelphia, I was asked this question and apparently, I let some cats out of some bags. I won't say I got in trouble because I didn't, but I got talked to. I would like to give everybody a new title and I would like it to be mine.
"Once again, it's a work in progress. Cross your fingers. Maybe Summerslam, maybe afterwards. I think the pay-per-view after Summerslam is in Boston. So, you never know."
On whether he would rather face John Cena or The Rock: "I would like to wrestle The Rock for the chance to one up John. Trust me, me and John have a very friendly game of one-upsmanship. I hope nobody takes this as a knock and that somebody tries to take this as a positive, but I don't know if there is anybody on that level. I wish there were more people and I hope somebody steps up. Yeah, I'd like to fight Rocky and walk in the back and go, 'Haha, my match was better than yours, John.'
"But, I think it's something special when C.M. Punk and John Cena are in the same ring. So, that at WrestleMania, I think you're going to see that eventually. I don't know if it's this year or next year. Maybe even a 3-ways -- and I hate 3-ways. But a 3-way John Cena, The Rock and C.M. Punk would be pretty cool."
On the impact of social media, including Tout and Twitter and the future of the business: "Honestly, for how much we beat it to death with Twitter and Tout and how much hardcore fans groan about it: that's where it's going. Twitter, to me, makes you able to communicate with people you wouldn't be able to communicate.
"I do it. You know what I mean. I'll tweet something and then somebody forwards it to somebody else and the next thing you know, I'm talking to Ed Brubaker, my favorite comic book writer. Imagine that.
"So, you guys get to talk to me or who ever else you want to tweet to. That's the future. I don't think Brad Pitt has a Twitter. I don't think Al Pacino has a Twitter -- but that would be awesome if he did though. I'd be annoying the hell out of him all day. You guys can reach out and ask us questions. You're not always going to get a reply, but the opportunity is there.
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