CM Punk was on a recent episode of The Movie Crypt with Adam Green and Joe Lynch.
During it, he looked back on the wrestling spot that scared him, which was in the ladder match with Jeff Hardy at SummerSlam 2009.
“I remember wrestling Jeff Hardy in the Staples Center, and he was jumping off a very tall ladder onto me and I just had to kind of lay on a table for an extended period of time, which really makes you think about it,” Punk noted. “And it’s one of those things where I was just looking, I’m like, ‘Man, he’s really high up there. This sucks,’ and you stew in that moment. And I remember being like, ‘I should just get up and walk away. Why am I laying here? This is stupid,’ and then he finally jumped on me.
“And I was like, ‘Yeah, that hurt. Alright, great,’ because at that point, you want to protect Jeff more than you want to protect yourself because he’s the one that’s jumping, but you realize there’s a 200-pound man hurtling at you from a great height and this is not going to end well for either of you.”
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