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CM Punk talks about WWE Wrestlemania 27, getting cheered, & more

CM Punk was recently interviewed by the UK's Fighting Spirit Magazine and the UK Sun pulled a few of the more interesting quotes.

On being himself:

For me the thing I'm most proud of - aside from being three-time heavyweight champion and winning Money In The Bank - is the fact that I started wrestling in my backyard when I was 15, and now I'm here.  When a WWE PPV finished, I went to the backyard with my friends and we started trading blows with each other, just goofing off.  I was CM Punk when I was rolling around with my friends in the backyard when I was 15, and now I'm CM Punk at WrestleMania XXVII fighting Randy Orton in front of 70,000 people.  I'm also proud of getting there by doing things right by me, and by the business - even though those things nearly got me fired.

On his match at Wrestlemania 27 with Randy Orton:

I hate everything I do when I watch stuff back, so I don't tend to generally watch my matches again, but I did watch that one and I liked it. Obviously there were a few things I wish I had done a little different, but it will hold-up over time. For me, the highest praise was having the so-called 'old timers' tell me that they liked it. Bret Hart went out his way to call me up and tell me how much he liked it. Randy's Dad [Bob Orton Jr.] loved it, as did Bob Armstrong. So much of wrestling's history said it was good, and that it was the match of the night. Hell, they could be blowing smoke my ass, but I'll take it anyway.

On being a heel who gets cheered at times:

On tour I was getting cheered which made me want to pull my hair out. I think it's mainly from the older audience and it's something that I think eventually happens to everyone when a level of respect is built-up. It's just up to me to get them to hate me again by pushing their buttons.

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