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
When Chris Jericho had CM Punk on his podcast show, the latest UFC signing revealed his disdain towards certain individuals backstage in WWE. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he has lost some years from his life because of injuries sustained while working a program with Ryback, whom Punk claims is quite reckless in the ring. Jericho has announced that the big guy will be doing an interview this week, and he's expected to respond.
December 16, 2014
Prior to the big UFC announcement, CM Punk was being courted by another promotion. He had received a call from Ring of Honor, his former home, to see if he was interested in making a return. The former world heavyweight champion was not interested in being a full time professional wrestler at this point, so he declined. ROH reportedly attempted to get him to make a couple of appearances, but he declined that invitation as well.
December 11, 2014
During a recent interview with Rolling Stones, CM Punk discussed some of the issues that he had with WWE. He stated that a lack of communication from the company was one of the biggest reasons why he walked away. The former world heavyweight champion noted that the company was in Chicago for an episode of Monday Night Raw, and they did not bother to try to meet up with him to talk things out, even though he lived approximately eight minutes from the venue.
December 10, 2014
When CM Punk announced that he had signed a deal with UFC, one of the questions that immediately popped up among MMA fans was, "Which camp will he be training with?" While the decision has not been made public yet, Punk has a plethora of choices. Several fighters, including current champions and top contenders in the promotion, have stepped up and invited the former world heavyweight champion to come train with them. An announcement is expected soon.
December 9, 2014
"Once bitten, twice shy," is a phrase that CM Punk is definitely aware of. While negotiating a contract with UFC, the former world heavyweight champion had his lawyers looking over the paperwork. They spent more time than usual on the deal to ensure that there are no confusing or misleading language. Punk specifically stated that his experience with WWE has caused him to be a bit more cautious, even though he has a good relationship with company president Dana White.
December 8, 2014
Even though he is no longer a part of the company, CM Punk remains a hot topic of discussions backstage between the wrestlers and officials. Many were wondering if the former world heavyweight champion can make the successful transition to mixed martial arts, while others were concerned that Punk has been receiving more attention over the last couple of weeks than anything that the industry itself has done.
December 8, 2014