A few years ago on my lamentably infrequent "Loser Leaves Town" podcast, CM Punk did me a solid by doing a show with me and Rob Naylor (now co-host of co-host of Good Will Wrestling with GoodHelmet and an announcer for Dragon Gate USA and CZW). To keep things from getting too...precarious, we largely stuck to old indy stories, though a bunch of WWE stuff was still thrown in. We had a blast and it's well worth listening to, especially with everything going on this weekend and the memories/emotions in brings up.
Here's the original writeup I did at the time:
Rob Naylor co-hosts a Thanksgiving weekend spectacular where we interview one of of the World Tag Team Champions, former World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk! A great show (with them carrying me at times) where Punk discusses his past as an independent wrestler, his matches with John Morrison, burying the hatchet with Teddy Hart, having a bunch of merchandise, and much more, including a hilarious Tony Garea story that includes a fine vocal impersonation. Plus, Punk hands the phone to his good friend François Kevorkian (who may or may not be the same one who mixed for Depeche Mode) for a fascinating and enlightening discussion. Almost 80 minutes of the most (self?-)important Loser Leaves Town Podcast EVER!
Other subjects covered include:
- Punk's now famous WWE TV debut at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
- Being the first person to take John Morrison's Starship Pain.
- Me coming way too close to ruining the guest appearance by "François Kevorkian" because I'm too amused to say anything clever.
- Lots of fun indy stories.
- Jealous critics.
- Much, much more.
You can check out the original post of the show (including a web-based Flash player) or you can just directly open or download the MP3 file here.
An interesting look at the past and hopefully something we can revisit soon.