CM Punk's warts and all podcast with Colt Cabana has sent shockwaves around the wrestling community thanks to a series of shocking revelations, but perhaps the most disheartening thing about his attempt to clear the air on a bitter WWE exit is his disappointment at never getting to headline Wrestlemania.
Punk has stolen the show in the WWE's marquee event on more that one occasion, most notably in a tremendous match with The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29.
In his eyes though you can only be considered the headliner in the biggest show of them all if you're booked as the final match on the card, an honour he was never handed by Vince McMahon, a man he's labelled a 'motherf****r' as a result.
Punk was passed over for the main event
Punk has shared that he was determined to stop WWE pressing ahead with plans to have Randy Orton face Batista as the main event at Wrestlemania last year, an idea which was eventually tweaked to include Daniel Bryan.
In an explosive two-hour interview on The Art of Wrestling Podcast the 36-year-old explained: "I was still thinking, I'm gonna change their minds. I'm gonna have this awesome Royal Rumble and they're gonna be like god damn, alright Punk needs to be in the main event, he hasn't been in the main event yet.
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Punk not upset Daniel Bryan took his spot
"I remember watching [Mick] Foley's DVD and they interview Vince, and he's like, 'well I thought it was a shame he didn't have his Wrestlemania moment before he retired so I coaxed him back and put him in the main event.'
"So i saw that and I was like well motherf****r I'm not retired yet, I'm still here. My hard work's gonna shine though, I'm gonna wow them my fancy pro wrestling skills and they'll realise Randy Orton vs. Bastita will be a stinker of a f*****g match for a main event at Wrestlemania 30.
"There's one main event, always has been. I deserved it and now Daniel Bryan deserves it. I'm stoked for him that he got it, they can never take that away from him, ever."
Punk also goes on to insist that he's come to terms with never being given the chance to achieve his dream of being given the biggest spot possible in sports entertainment, but there's a bitterness in his words that suggests otherwise.
A whole range of topic are covered in a whirlwind interview with Colt Cabana, with the must listen for true wrestling fans available by clicking the following link.
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