CM Punk on The Undertaker, being a locker room leader, facing The Rock a third time, and more
CM Punk interviewed with ESPN to promote WrestleMania 29 and had plenty of interesting things to say, as always. Here are a couple of highlights:
On his legacy if he beats The Undertaker: "I think it would do something tremendous for anybody’s legacy. Some people get excited just because they’re wrestling The Undertaker at WrestleMania, but I’m not really in awe of anybody I wrestle; I’m here to beat him. It’s one of the only things I can possibly do to top my career moment I had in Las Vegas when I cut that infamous promo."
On filling The Undertaker's role as locker room leader: "I’m not really sure anybody could fill Taker’s shoes, and I don’t think anybody is trying to, either. God help us all if I’m the leader, but when you look around the landscape, there’s really nobody else besides myself and John Cena. That’s about it."
On a third match with The Rock: "I don’t think it’s in the cards, but I wouldn’t say no to it."
On teaming up with Brock Lesnar: "I’d love to. That’s actually something we’re discussing, yes."
On which match viewers will talk about most: "My match. I’m out to prove people wrong again. I don’t think it’s a secret that I wanted to be in the main event at WrestleMania and I don’t think it’s a secret that people are like, “But you’re in one of the main events, you’re wrestling The Undertaker.” But I’m not one for consolation prizes. I’m out to steal the show, and I’m out to do the improbable. If I’m able to do that, that remains to be seen, but we’ll find out."
There's lots more in the interview, including using the piledriver against Cena in a match, The Shield, and the WWE video game franchise. The full article is available at ESPN.com.