Gizmodo.com.au is featuring an interview with WWE star CM Punk where he talks about being himself on television and his use of Twitter.
On being himself on WWE television:
“I don’t really know how to do anything else. And I think that’s why it’s worked. People recognize that I’m not trying to be someone I’m not. Stone Cold Steve Austin didn’t work as the Ringmaster, the Rock didn’t work at Rocky Maivia — because it was forced. It was phoney and when you go out there and you try to be something you’re not, whether it’s conscious or sub-conscious, the fans see through it.”
On using Twitter to interact with wrestling fans:
“I work Twitter like I work every day – I don’t have a filter between my mouth and my brain, I just spit stuff out. I do this on live tv and I do it on Twitter. I’ve yet to be reprimanded, but I’m probably getting a text right now! The WWE monitors it, and think that’s probably a good thing — we don’t want one of the Divas getting a stalker or something and that kind of thing is a reality. I’m glad they monitor it, but I’m really not too sure if they’re paying attention to me or not!”