CM Punk was interviewed on DC101 in Washington, DC with Mike Jones where he discussed Chris Jericho, Brock Lesnar and more. Here are the highlights.
He said that his feud with Chris Jericho could lead to two or three PPV matches, including Wrestlemania, Extreme Rules and Over the Limit in June. The arena website is currently advertising Punk-Jericho for that show. He says it's "been a while" since he faced an opponent of Jericho's caliber. He said: "If I can squeeze two or three PPVs out of it, I'm definitely going to."
Punk said that before facing Jericho at Wrestlemania, Punk was nervous, but it went away once he entered the ring. He said it started when the talent had to wait around at the Sun Life Stadium when they were required to arrive early. Punk said "I was ready to wrestle at noon."
Punk played up the storyline aspect of Brock's intentions and agenda, mentioning that Brock could be only going after Cena, Punk himself (since he's WWE champion) or someone else. He said: "I think it's too early to tell either way. Everybody is going to be asking us what's the deal with Brock. But, honestly we don't know yet." He added that he wouldn't spoil the storyline even if he knew where it was going.
When asked about John Laurinaitis hinting at Lord Tensai coming after him, Punk said he's open to face anyone, mentioning his match against Mark Henry on RAW.
Punk said the one opponent he missed during his career is Shawn Michaels. After the host joked that Punk was throwing a challenge for Michaels to come out of retirement, Punk said he would really like to challenge "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. When the host mentioned a three-way, he said "No, triple threat matches are garbage. Keep it singles."
When he was asked about WWE legends like Bret Hart, Roddy Piper and Iron Shiek endorsing him, he said: "I can't get behind that 100 percent because I feel almost egotistical in a way." He added that he was humbled. He then shared a Wrestlemania story from Colt Cobana, who said that Sheik was wheeled out just to watch his match with Jericho, and then taken backstage. He also said he talked to Piper for 45 minutes after Mania. He added: "I definitely think there's a link between myself and the old-school. And, I think it has to do with my work ethic and respect for the wrestling business."
Punk said he's enjoyed the two-out-of-three falls matches with Dolph Ziggler on recent house shows because it had an old-school feel.
When asked about Billy Corgan's new RPW promotion in Chicago, Punk said it's a shame he hasn't been able to see a show because he's touring with WWE. He added that he's glad the promotion gives his independent friends a place to work.