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CM Punk explains what it takes to be a WWE superstar

Photo via WWE
Photo via WWE

CM Punk is on a tour of Australia and on that tour, he was asked by World News Australia what he thinks it takes to be a WWE superstar.

His answer:

"Personality, I think, is the first thing. I think the second thing is the intangible... this is probably, actually, the first thing. You hear it a lot. People talk about the "it factor," you know? Certain people have this intangible quality to them. And I can't explain what it is, I don't think Vince McMahon would be able to explain what it is, there's just something about certain people that just reaches out and grabs you. And they don't always have to be the tallest guys, the biggest guys. This goes for the girls, too, but there's always just something about somebody, like a Jake Roberts or a Randy Orton where there's just this air about them that kind of separates them from not only, I guess, civilians but other WWE superstars and makes them the upper echelon. It's just an intangible quality."

This in comparison to what Triple H recently stated, which was that people want larger than life characters.

Either way, it's interesting to hear both guys tell their side and have neither one of them say a word about actual in-ring performance as a wrestler. Not just a performer, but a wrestler.

Video of Punk's entire interview after the jump.

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