CM Punk Talks Wrestling Sites, His Relationship w/Rock & Vince

Nick Paglino

CM PunkDuring an interview recently conducted for The Chicago Tribune, WWE Champion CM Punk spoke on a number of topics, including his relationship with The Rock, Vince McMahon, and how he feels about Wrestling Websites. Below are some highlights:

On his relationship with Vince McMahon: "[We] have a lot more one-on-one conversations. I wont say he takes the time to talk to me now, because he always did, but I think he views me differently now. He used to view me as maybe talking to a boy. Now he thinks he’s talking to a man after I stood up and did everything I did over the summer. I always thought I was a main event player. The difference is now he knows I’m a main event player."

On pro wrestling websites: "I think you have to (read them). Anybody who dismisses it — that's (crap). You have to have your fingers on the pulse of everything. You have to read it."

On his relationship with The Rock: "I don’t think I have a realtionship with The Rock. Over the past few weeks, it’s been better. Probably because I’ve been outspoken (about him) in the media. Of course, everything gets sensationalized and twisted. I don’t hate The Rock or fault him for coming back. I just think heaping credit on The Rock for ratings, buyrates – that’s where I get offended. It’s a team effort 365 days a year. Me and the entire locker room bust our (butts) and all our super stoked. Give credit where credit is due. Wrestlemania had a huge buyrate last year, not because of one guy. The numbers out there prove he hasn’t done much else, like the Survivor Series buyrate."

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