CM Punk on WWE Living In a Bubble, the Hulk Hogan Scandal, Writing for Marvel, More
– CM Punk recently spoke with Ted Gruber of RedEyeChicago.com. The full interview is at this link. Below are highlights:
You recently announced you will be writing for DC Comics. When will the first issue be released, and will we see more issues in the future?
Drax No. 1 is slated to be released late fall, early winter, whenever the seasons change here in Chicago. From when I first started writing, it’s definitely getting easier. Reading from scripts of comic books definitely helps, along with a great editor and an awesome co-writer, and they are all teaching me as I go.
Does it bother you when people ask, “Will you return to wrestling?”
Yes and no. It irks me a little bit because I think it’s the same people that are asking it. But at the same time you have to roll with the punches because it comes with the territory. It’s probably what I’m most known for, and there are fans out there that miss me in that venue. I am not one to draw in the past and I’m sailing on.
Hulk Hogan has made headlines for some of his racist comments becoming public. Being a former wrestler, what was your reaction?
I don’t really have a comment on it. Like I said, though, stuff that you say can come back and bite you in the ass. Everybody gets what they deserve in the world. Hopefully he issued a sincere apology and we can all move on from it. We all have said stupid things, and I don’t think you should judge somebody on what they said a long time ago. But some of the stuff is harsher than other things. It is what it is.
Recently you received a text from WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan. How was that getting a vote of confidence from one of the people you grew up with through the ranks of pro wrestling?
I thought it was pretty cool. Everybody in WWE whether they admit it or not are big fans of the UFC. Like everything else, they are 10 years behind the curve on everything, but they are slowly warming up to MMA. Now it’s all Ronda Rousey. But a couple of years ago when I mentioned her they told me the sport was despicable. Everything they are doing now is something I told them five years ago. They live in a bubble. When you are on the road this much, you are “all in” and nothing else matters; I lived in a bubble. They built this empire and they are the best at what they do. But they still have no [bleeping] idea what goes on outside their bubble.
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