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CM Punk On Why He's Attending A Fan Event During All In Weekend

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 06/09/18


Even though CM Punk recently said that he wonít be at All In in September, he is still set to attend a fan event and signing during All In weekend. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Punk spoke about why heís doing the event. Here are highlights:

On talking about the 2014 Royal Rumble under oath: ďThe Twilight Zone is a good way to put it. That would have been about the time I starting doing my best to not cry on the stand. I was forced to watch myself get a concussion over and over again. It really, really sucked.Ē

On MMA being his biggest challenge: ďThatís what itís always been about. I donít measure myself against my coaches, I donít measure myself against my teammates. If Iím doing jiu-jitsu for sport, I donít measure myself against the guy Iím rolling with or whatever belt he is or how many stripes he has on his belt. I measure myself every day against the guy I was yesterday. Or the guy I was at noon as opposed to the guy I am at 9 p.m. at night. Thatís what this has always been about, and thatís what Saturday is about.Ē

On his signing during All In weekend and remaining grateful to wrestling fans: ďAbsolutely, and I think that was evident before I got to the WWE. Iíve always had an extremely passionate fan base. I jumped to the WWE and the perceived notion was I became more successful. I got to touch more peopleís lives and influence more people and perform in front of more people, and that was a great thing. Iíve done things, sometimes foolishly misguided, because I wanted to give back to the fans. The entire reason I did a podcast explaining my departure from WWE is because I wanted them to know the story. I had a company going on television trashing me every chance they got and I was being quiet because I was being professional. Here we are now, finally out of the woods. I do recognize the opportunity that there will be a lot of wrestling fans from all over the world coming to Chicago to see a wrestling show, and I can do something to meet some of them, if they want to, that weíd never have the chance to do otherwise. I think thatís going to be a fun weekend.Ē