CM Punk talks meeting Mick Foley, working with his idols

Mar 25, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck

In an interview with, CM Punk is asked “What’s it like to wrestle alongside or against the same guys you idolized as a kid?”

Punk: I wrestled independently for a very long time and wrestled guys like Dusty Rhodes, Terry Funk, and Ricky Steamboat, so that stuff blows my mind. I met Mick Foley in 2003 and he said, “I think you’re awesome and you need to be in WWE.” Mick’s been waving the CM Punk flag for damn near a decade. Having these old-school guys have my back, having Dusty and Terry Funk telling me that I’m the man after wrestling in front of 500 people in Philadelphia—to me that’s bigger and better than any paycheck I’ll ever get. That’s validation from people who are as close to being my heroes as you can get.

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