ROH Straight Shootin' with CM Punk
By Big Red Machine
From November 30, -0001
Punk talks about backyard wrestling, the different training styles of his three trainers, paying his dues, his first ladder match, the Gold Bond Mafia, his philosophy on blading, his thoughts on Ian Rotten, the heat between Jim Cornette and Ian Rotten, Nick Gage, Chris Hero's first few shows in CZW, his feud with Hero in IWA-MS, Eddie Guerrero, breaking his skull (and recovering from it), Jasmine St. Clair, CZW, John Zandig, and his match with Justice Pain, coming to ROH, his heel turn, his feud with Raven, his AWESOME Raven impressions, Daffney, the way she was written out of ROH), getting beer poured down his throat, and the segment after his dog-collar match with Raven at Death Before Dishonor, going to a CZW show to watch Chris Hero's back, wrestling Terry Funk, wrestling AJ Styles, his trip to Japan, and why he never went back to Zero-1, his tryout match in WWE, Vince Russo, Dutch Mantell, the origins of his Pepsi tattoo, Teddy Hart, and other things.
This was a very good shoot. It covered all of the bases, had some great stories, and, like everything punk does, felt 100% sincere.