On Vince McMahon's Reaction to His Promo This Summer: "He had dollar signs in his eyes. He said, 'Hell of a promo. Too bad you're leaving. We could make a lot of money together.' At that point, I was so out the door. ... I was counting down the days."
On Turning Down a WWE Films Role: "(WWE) offered me a movie when I first told them I wasn't re-signing. I immediately turned it down. They probably figured I would jump at a movie because I'm not a movie star. That's not to say that if the right thing doesn't come along, I won't do it. That's not my priority. … I think WWE films signed on three new movies. I'm sure one of them is probably slated to be a CM Punk vehicle. I haven't heard anything yet. Nothing is set in stone. Take that for what it's worth. I think I would love to do a movie if it's the right project. I'm not going to be in 'The Marine 3' just because they offered it to me. If it's something good, I'll do it. I'd love to do it – as long as it doesn't interfere with my wrestling schedule."
On Promos: "What people need to realize is I'm not just watching promos on wrestling. The reporter on CNN interviewing Joe Paterno is a promo to me. I listen to the inflection in people's voice, their body language, what they do with their hands, fidgety, how many times they touch their face -- depending in what situation they're being interviewed for. If they're on the spot or they're guilty of something, emotional, nervous, joyful, just won the Super Bowl. I watch people's eyes mostly: How to convey certain emotions, rage, happiness, sadness."