The Toronto Sun is featuring an interview with WWE star CM Punk where he talks about his character on WWE television and trying to “save the business.”

“There are some people who think CM Punk would have been a mid-carder in the Attitude Era. They have this predetermined assessment of me. I don’t know if it’s jealousy. I don’t have six-pack abs and I can’t benchpress 400 pounds.

I can’t believe I have to step over people to get their attention. They have an antiquated way of seeing things. I’m trying to save this business. Backstage, everybody was throwing money at me, saying, ‘We’ll pay your fine.’ The biggest compliments have been from the guys in the back. But Vince knows money when he sees it. When I talk, my design is to piss somebody off.

I’m not just saying, ‘you’re bald,’ or ‘you’re ugly.’ Doing this is ingrained in my DNA. It’s 100% mine, all me. Half of the stuff I know off the top of my head, the other half I come up with when I’m out there. The best stuff is always the kneejerk reaction. It helps when you get somebody great to work with. I don’t know if it’s something you can teach. (As a kid) I didn’t walk around with a pretend plastic microphone, but I was never afraid of talking back. I used to get the crap beat out of me. But people would tire out from punching me in the face before I would stop talking back.”

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