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ESPN: WrestleMania 29: CM Punk offers preview

Depending who you ask, breaking The Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak would either be the best or worst thing that could happen for WWE. On one hand, if Undertaker loses to CM Punk Sunday night, it cements Punk’s legendary status and will help the wrestling promotion earn more money in the coming years by featuring the hated heel who put the 1 in Taker’s 20-1. From a passing-of-the-torch perspective, it’s the right thing to do for the business.

On the flip side, Undertaker means so much both on screen and behind the scenes in WWE, that as long as he wants to wrestle, his streak should remain alive as it’s one of the true selling points at each year’s big show. Besides, Undertaker beating Punk also keeps open the opportunity for John Cena to challenge the streak at WrestleMania 30 (talk about a money maker).

But not so fast, as I had the chance to get CM Punk’s perspective on his upcoming match, his recent use of the piledriver, and where he sees his career headed post WrestleMania.

Here’s what the controversial wrestler loaded with verbal pipe bombs had to say. Let the explosions begin.  Continue reading

CM Punk On Not Main Eventing WrestleMania

“I’m hung up on going on last, being the main event on WrestleMania,” admitted Punk, whose most recent title reign was the company’s longest in over 25 years. “There’s all sorts of people who will tell you ‘You’re wrestling the Undertaker and maybe that’s bigger than the title, bigger than going on last and there’s a difference between the main event and the last match.’ It’s just been ingrained into me. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be in the main event at WrestleMania.”

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