MVP Loses IWGP IC Title, Punk Speaks on His TV Persona

Nick Paglino

CM PunkMVP Loses IWGP IC Title

Puroresuspirit.com is reporting that former WWE star MVP lost the IWGP Intercontinental Title to Masato Tanaka at New Japan Pro Wrestling's "Destruction 11" PPV. Also at the event, ROH Champion Davey Richards and his tag team partner Rocky Romero the won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles from Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi.

Punk Speaks on His TV Persona

WWE star CM Punk recently did an interview for Gizmodo.com.au and he speaks on several topics, including being himself on television and his presence on Twitter. Below are highlights:

On being himself in WWE:
"I don't really know how to do anything else. And I think that's why it's worked. People recognize that I'm not trying to be someone I'm not. Stone Cold Steve Austin didn't work as the Ringmaster, the Rock didn't work at Rocky Maivia — because it was forced. It was phoney and when you go out there and you try to be something you're not, whether it's conscious or sub-conscious, the fans see through it."

On using Twitter:
"I work Twitter like I work every day – I don't have a filter between my mouth and my brain, I just spit stuff out. I do this on live tv and I do it on Twitter. I've yet to be reprimanded, but I'm probably getting a text right now! The WWE monitors it, and think that's probably a good thing — we don't want one of the Divas getting a stalker or something and that kind of thing is a reality. I'm glad they monitor it, but I'm really not too sure if they're paying attention to me or not!"

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