Former WWE superstar CM Punk is creating waves again today after conducting an interview with Sports Illustrated where he talked about being the "Best in the World" in WWE.
He said: “Well, that’s another thing in that phony world. What does it mean to be a good fake wrestler? That’s an identity crisis that I think I struggled with. It doesn’t matter if you’re the best; someone else picks who they want in the top spot.”
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He also spoke about other WWE superstars making the jump to MMA and why so few of them actually do it.
“I’ve always been surrounded by guys who talked about it. Half of them talk about it; none of them do it," Punk said. "They have their little comfortable safety net doing WWE stuff, I guess. I would much rather give it a shot than just talk about it.”
It seems ever since he was "fired" by WWE, Punk has had no problem with telling to truth about the company he grew up wanting to be a part of.
Many superstars prefer to keep WWE out of their discussions after they leave the company in the hope that one day they will be called back, Punk is obviously aware that he has burnt those bridges and is now being honest and frank in any interviews where he is asked about his former employers.
The former world champion is now training for his UFC debut later this year and seems to be busy preparing for what is essentially the first real fight of his life.
Punk is now contracted to UFC and is currently embroiled in a law suit with WWE doctor Chris Allman after comments he made about WWE's doctor on the Colt Cabana podcast "The Art of Wrestling" late last year.
It was the pressure of this lawsuit that is thought to have added to his wife AJ Lee's decision to retire from WWE last week.
New details have emerged about the former Divas Champion and her final weeks with WWE and it seems that the relationship between her and WWE suffered after he marriage to CM Punk and it was hard for her to remain in a company that was suing her husband.
There is no word yet on whether AJ will decide to follow in her husband's footsteps and make the jump over to UFC, but it will be interesting to see what her next steps are.