• CM Punk On The 2 Biggest Takeaways From His Time In WWE
During his recent appearance on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, CM Punk talked about the positive things from his time in WWE.
Here’s what he said:
“[WWE] paid me a lot of money and I met my wife (AJ Lee) because of my job. Those are the two big takeaways, they did try to take a lot of my money but they were very unsuccessful in that.
I think I’ve always been a big believer, and Dave Batista is the same way, calls himself the dream chaser. I just figured it out at an early age, probably because my parents forced me to go to church and stuff and immediately started to realize a lot of stuff was just bulls**t and life is short.
You need to figure out what you love and just try to do that for a living. I was floored when somebody paid me, the first time I ever made money wrestling, I was like well f**k, I don’t have to have a real job ever again. I was all in. It let me follow my dreams. I’ve been everywhere twice because of wrestling.
I met my wife, all the fans bought my house, so I appreciate that.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 10, 2020) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2020, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Mr. Wrestling II (Real name: John Walker) at the age of 85.
After touring the NWA territories during the 50s, 60s, 70s & early 80s, he was signed by Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation in 1984, when Vince bought ‘Georgia Championship Wrestling’ to get their timeslot on TBS.
The idea was to present GCW talent like him and The Spoiler on the WWF’s own version of ‘World Championship Wrestling’, the TV show they took over from GCW and later sold to Jim Crockett Promotions, so the fans would see some familiar faces that kept them interested in the new product.
Wrestling II didn’t last long and left the WWF in 1986.
He has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but due to the young kids of today not knowing who he is, it will likely be an induction into the ‘Legacy Wing’.
† REST IN PEACE MR. WRESTLING 2
September 10, 1934 – June 10, 2020