CM Punk continues to give more insight behind his famous pipebomb promo on an episode of WWE RAW in the lead-up to his WWE Title match with John Cena at the 2011 Money in the Bank PPV event.
It turns out Punk had told Vince McMahon a version of what he was going to say only to not use anything he pitched to the WWE boss including mentions of rival promotions and Brock Lesnar.
McMahon also wanted Punk to make fun of his daughter Stephanie in the promo. Punk had this to say during a recent interview with the Heel Turn Sport 1 Wrestling Podcast:
“All of it. I had to make an outline for Vince and I didn’t say anything I wrote in the outline, I just know that I needed him to agree and then I went out there and said whatever I wanted. I knew what I wanted to say, I knew I wasn’t stepping over the line and I knew nobody was going to be pissed at me. The thing with live television is, it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. If I would have asked him to say all that stuff, he would have been like, ‘Don’t mention Brock, don’t mention Paul Heyman.’ Those guys, at the time, were persona non Grata. He would have been like, ‘What the hell is Ring of Honor? Don’t mention New Japan.’ I knew to make it the special piece of art that I wanted it to be, I had to go out there and say all of that. I wrote up a mock draft of it and he said, ‘Yeah, this is great.’ He asked me to add something making fun of Stephanie. I was like, ‘Okay.’ I went out there and I did it and it was good so it doesn’t matter.”
(h/t – Fightful)