While he had no qualms about discussing the topic through social media, CM Punk opted for the high road when asked about the Hulk Hogan controversy during a questions and answers session with UFC fans this week. The former world heavyweight champion playfully mocked Hogan online by referencing an old Booker T interview and the much maligned Bill Cosby, another 80s icon.
July 26, 2015
For someone that had been in the professional wrestling industry for so many years, CM Punk has been rather quiet in his quest to become a star in UFC. Mick Foley thinks that is fine because the former world heavyweight champion is focused on training at the moment. Foley feels that Punk will start being a promoter when he gets closer to his debut match.
July 10, 2015
During a recent interview, CM Punk revealed that Dusty Rhodes was not one of the people that he had backstage heat with in WWE. In fact, the former world heavyweight champion revealed that they actually had a really good relationship. Even when he left the company, Rhodes would still send personal text messages to him.
June 15, 2015
Back before he left WWE, CM Punk was praised by the internet wrestling community for being the guy backstage that provided the voice for the lower card performers. Darren Young confirmed that status during a recent interview. Young stated that when he first came out, Punk hugged him in front of everyone in catering and told him how proud he was. The former world heavyweight champion also told Young that he had his back against critics.
May 31, 2015
Many fans automatically assumed that the UFC debut match for CM Punk would take place when the promotion does a pay per view in his hometown of Chicago. It makes all the marketing sense in the world to do that because the audience would more than likely be hot for the former world heavyweight champion. However, during an interview, Punk stated that it was unlikely to happen because the pressure would simply be too much to handle.
April 26, 2015
Rumors broke over the weekend that CM Punk was going to be writing a new comic book on the Punisher. It turned out to be another character instead, even though Punk did admit that he really wanted to write one for the Punisher. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that the character that Marvel gave him was Drax the Destroyer, which interestingly enough is portrayed by Batista in Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
April 26, 2015
Inside MMA decided to interview Steve Austin this week, and they prodded him into answering questions about his long rumored return to WWE. The former world heavyweight champion said that he would not be opposed to the idea, and he listed CM Punk as someone that would make an ideal opponent for him. Austin put over Punk by stating that he was one of the best at ring psychology. He feels a match between the two would do good money.
March 15, 2015
After doing an autograph session over the weekend, CM Punk was made aware that some of the fans ended up taking the signed merchandise and put it up for sale online. That upset the former WWE Heavyweight Champion, stating that he was simply trying to do a nice thing for the fans but a few assholes end up ruining it for everyone. People have long criticized Punk for not being overly friendly, but things like these are the reasons behind that.
March 2, 2015
CM Punk has some believers and supporters within UFC. Jon Jones is not one of them. The light heavyweight champion went on record as saying that he hopes Dana White gives Punk a real opponent, so we can all watch the Chicago native get knocked out. Jones feels that Punk should not have been handed an opportunity that so many fighters have been waiting for their entire lives. Jones feels that Punk is unfairly cutting in line.
December 29, 2014
For WWE stars, the ability to handle the media can play a pivotal role in how far you get in the company. A former reality television star ended up as the world heavyweight champion once because he is beyond gifted with public appearances. Seth Rollins has recently been praised by those backstage for how he handled questions during an interview regarding CM Punk. Rollins stated that the locker room would accept Punk if he ever decided to return.
December 20, 2014