CM Punk spoke with IGN about trying to break The Undertaker’s historic streak at WrestleMania 29.
IGN: “After two bouts with HBK and two with Triple H, is it even possible to have an Undertaker WrestleMania match these days unless there’s a strong chance that Taker could do down and the streak could be broken?”
CM Punk: “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.”
Punk then elaborates on trying to steal the show with Taker at Mania this year and makes a slight dig at Triple H: “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.”
Punk then discusses how this match is part of a story, and how he will try “to make it the best that it can be, given the circumstances.”
When asked about his dream opponent at WrestleMania, Punk admits that Undertaker is “probably not” the answer to that question. Instead, he answers, “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.”
Lastly, Punk made the following comments when asked about his character commenting on Jerry Lawler’s heart attack and Paul Bearer’s death: “I’m the bad guy, they’re supposed to hate me … I don’t think there is a line, and if there is it’s my job to jump over it.”
Check out the rest of the interview here.
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