Here is a report of CM Punk's appearance at Wizard World Comic-Con in Chicago over the weekend:
11:30 am: First thing. Go Hawks...
11:31 am: CM Punk walks in - que the loud crowd and the Punk chants begin.
11:33 am: Crowd calms down, Punk says hello to the hometown and says to go ahead and ask away.
(Before we go further, he brought pizza - 13 pies for everyone there. Our first impression of meeting him was wow no famous person has ever brought us the fans anything. This was gonna be a good day! We don't remember all the questions but will try our best.)
11:35 am: Question - Are you afraid of Brock Lesnar?
Answer: (Crowd moans as he begins to laugh) No, I'm not afraid of him. I'm not afraid of anybody.
11:37 am: Question - What is your favorite experience or memory of the IWA?
Answer: (Smiles again, he's so smiley today) Wrestling against Chris Hero and his buddy Colt.
(Here's where it get's a little hazy, sorry we were just trying to get a slice of pizza)
11:43 am: Question - Will you ever get the title back?
Answer: As soon as I'm finished with Brock and Heyman.
11:45 am: Question - Are you and Heyman friends?
Answer: We used to be. (Again he smiles, hey he has an angle to sell right now so good answer)
11:47 am: Question - (Some dumb teen addresses him as Phil starts naming other wrestler's real names)
Response: Umm, guess you haven't seen one of these before. Well, I guess I brought pizza so were all on a first name basis. He asked the kid his name, says nice, and that was pretty much it.
Answer: I'd be pretty dumb not thinking that wouldn't I. He then refers to Admiral Ackbar saying "It's a trap."
11:50 am: Question - We just started watching your stuff on youtube with nerdist and could we get a live one right now of to too or two?
Answer: If all goes well, more might be on the way and no you can't get a live one right now, sorry!
11:52 am: Question - (A girl dressed as CM Punk - beard and all) Can I have a hug?
Answer: (I immediately screamed give her a damn hug, then a hug it out chant broke) Yes, you can have a hug!
11:55 am: Question - What was your favorite promotion to work at?
Answer: I have to say the roster from 2004 ROH was my favorite time. we had so many talented and young wrestlers that were all there at that one time. People like Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, The American Dragon, Colt Cabana, Steve Corino, Roderick Strong, Alex Shelley and so many more that it was just the funnest time ever.
11:58: am: Question - What faction would you have liked to have being in?
Answer: (Starts to laugh) I guess the 4 Horseman. I don't think I'd fit in, but I guess them.
12:00 pm: Question - On today's roster who would you tag with?
12:02 pm: Question - Who's your best friend?
Answer: (Big smile) Kofi!
12:03 pm: Question - Who would you like to feud with that you haven't yet?
Answer: (Thinks) Dean Ambrose.
12:04 pm: Question - What do you think will happen at the end of Breaking Bad?
Answer: (Thinks again) Wow, good question. Every good story has to come to an end, and I'm glad that it's ending now and not being dragged along like Dexter was for the last four years. I was a fan of Dexter but I just can't get into it anymore. I think Breaking Bad will end on a good note unlike how the Sopranos ended with everyone going out and it ending so abruptly. I heard people were mad at The Sopranos ending. I don't know, I never watched a single episode.
12:07 pm: Question - (Straight Edge kid) I live the straight edge lifestyle. What do you say to those who live it, but also may drink a little?
Answer: Well. their not really Straight edge. But if you live the lifestyle do it for yourself. Not because of me or anybody. Just do it for yourself.
12:08 pm: Question - What would you have to do to get into the business today?
Answer: It's a lot different now getting into the business. I got into it in a whole different way I guess now...