Signs you’re ready to move on from the WWE: You’re booked to wrestle Undertaker at WrestleMania, and you’re kind of like, “meh.”
Last week on Opie and Jimmy, WWE superstar-turned-UFC fighter CM Punk explained when he realized that his passion for pro wrestling was waning.
“I didn’t care. That was a big part of the problem. I was wrestling the Undertaker in front of 80,000 people and I didn’t give a f-ck,” Punk said. “I was just like, ‘Yeah, whatever.’ Zero passion.”
The conversation came up when Sam Roberts mentioned an interview he conducted with Punk prior to his final WrestleMania, WrestleMania 29, and Punk seemed apathetic.
“It’s nothing against him,” Punk said of Undertaker. “It’s just where I was at.”
Opie asked Punk whether he would ever consider a return to the ring. While Punk used the “never say never” line, he did seem to be pretty set on never again stepping inside the squared circle.
Here’s my take on that: I don’t want to be that old, bitter guy. I don’t have a whole lot of nice things to say, they don’t have a whole lot of nice things to say about me. But I’m willing to just be like, all right, look, great, we had some laughs, I’ll see you around, just you leave me alone, I’ll leave you alone. I don’t know if you can tell that I’m kind of even uncomfortable talking about it right now, but I know I can’t escape that. That’s my past. I’m not trying to pretend, I’m not trying to say wrestling sucks. I would like to try to move on.
Punk also talked with the guys about being challenged to a fight by everyone from the Green Power Ranger to Jose Canseco. Watch highlights from the interview below: