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IGN recently interviewed WWE superstar CM Punk. Punk spoke on who his true dream WrestleMania opponent is and much more. Below are some highlights:
CM Punk speaks on facing The Undertaker with the expectation of breaking the streak: “I don’t know, that’s a tough question to answer. I mean, does anybody really think they have to break the streak? It’s one of those things. The streak is this monumental thing and I think everybody has these feelings of not wanting to see it broken, so therefore it should never be broken. But once that bell rings I don’t have a boss and nobody can tell me what to do. The guy who beats the streak is gonna go down as a legend. If I broke the streak, I’d be a legend. So it’s up to me to do everything I can to break it.”
What Punk expects from himself at WrestleMania: “I expect the best from myself, no more no less. I don’t know what anybody else expects from this match given [Undertaker’s] year away from the ring and possibly his physical condition. Or the fact that I don’t have a Hell in a Cell or all these different kinds of stipulations, like No Disqualification, to work with. But I like it when they handcuff me. I always seem to find a way to make it the best that it can be, given the circumstances. I don’t think I can look at it like ‘Oh, this has to be better than other matches Undertaker’s done.’ To me this match is going to be what it has to be. It’s part of a story, you know. So I don’t look at those other matches. It’s really a different beast. I’m making him angry. It’s not just ‘I’m going to break your streak.’ I’m trying to piss the guy off and I want him to try and kill me. So it’s a completely different animal than the last couple matches he’s had at ‘Mania.”
CM Punk on if Undertaker is his dream WrestleMania opponent: “You know, probably not. To be honest. I mean, I probably would have said, hell, at this point, John Cena. You know what I mean? Or, of course, Stone Cold Steve Austin. He’s always been my answer to that question over the last two years.”
Punk on the controversy over the Paul Bearer segment and his fanbase: “I’m the bad guy, they’re supposed to hate me,” he said. “I don’t think there is a line, and if there is it’s my job to jump over it…Oh, I don’t know. There’s such a wide demographic who watches the WWE. And everybody’s into something different. I think you could split my fans up just like any other guy’s fans. Some of them are cool and some of them are obnoxious. But it’s the variety that makes it great.”
Punk on keeping an open mind: “I have to keep an open mind nowadays. I think as I get older, I’m more open to it all. And all of the movies now. Because it’s really just the writer and the director’s interpretation of what they think a story or a character is. Something I’m completely not open to is remaking movies. Like recently, the new Red Dawn. For some reason I decided to watch the remake and it was possibly the worst movie I’ve ever seen in my life.”