CM Punk didn’t return at All Out, much to the disappointment of fans across the world, but what he did do was have a very interesting interview at Starrcast III.
One of the many topics that came up was that of his feud with John Cena, with Punk expressing that he was grateful to Cena for being so willing to let Punk do what he wanted in matches.
He spoke of Cena’s infamous comeback sequence, with the shoulder tackles, a missed punch, a back drop and the five knuckle shuffle.
“I was the first guy to be like, ‘why does everybody always take their shoulder like, you know, what the f***’s going to happen! Like, why do you let him do [the ‘You Can’t See Me’ motion] to you without f***ing kicking him in the head? So, like, it was really like I broke down the John Cena comeback, like in a logical way. And he was just kind of like, ‘this is great. Nobody’s ever done this before.’ You know?”
He also spoke about how much he enjoyed with Cena during his time in WWE.
“I always liked working with John because again, it was easy. And I think John was in a position where he was almost kind of glad somebody else came in and forcibly like took the reins. I think John was stoked that he didn’t have to be that guy directing traffic. And he let me do whatever the f*** I wanted. So, I think he was relieved. But, I also think that’s how we worked together really well, you know?”
If only someone else would take the initiative to not fall for Cena’s comeback. His matches would be so much more interesting.