Recently, Marvel.com sat down with WWE Champion CM Punk to ask him about this Sunday’s WrestleMania XXVIII title defense against Y2J Chris Jericho as well as his opinions on the fast approaching Avengers Vs. X-Men slobberknocker.
Some might be asking ‘Why is Marvel talking to Punk?’ Well, aside from the fact he has the Cobra emblem from G.I. Joe tattooed on his arm, he also uses the Ever Lovin’ Blue Eyed Thing’s battle cry “It’s Clobberin’ Time!” when he enters the ring. It’s also nice to know there are comics geeks out there that could hold their own in a fight.
Marvel.com: Which team are you supporting in Avengers Vs. X-Men? Why do you think they will win?
CM Punk: I’ve never been the biggest fan of mutants. They’re pretty damn powerful, y’know? But seriously, when you have Captain America, Thor and Iron Man together as a team, there’s no threat they can’t handle. In this super hero war, I’m with the Avengers
Marvel.com: Who do you think will win if Captain America battles Cyclops?
CM Punk: Captain America. Hands down. Nobody in the Marvel Universe has the experience he has, and he can definitely outwit, outsmart and outlast Cyke.
Marvel.com: Who do you think will win if Storm battles Thor?
CM Punk: No contest: Thor. I mean, the guy is a god—how do you take someone like him down? Don’t get me wrong, Storm is one hell of a warrior, but Thor has taken on Ragnarok head on!
Marvel.com: Which side do you think Wolverine will choose? Which one should he choose?
CM Punk: Ah, right; this is the tricky one. Personally, I think Wolverine is an X-Man through and through. Regardless of his differences with Cyclops, the guy grew up with the team, respects Xavier, and cares for the well-being and preservation of mutantkind. When it finally comes time to make a decision, I think he’s going home.
Marvel.com: Which X-Man or Avenger do you consider yourself most like?
CM Punk: Tony Stark—without the alcohol, obviously. The guy has all the coolest toys in the toy-box.
Marvel.com: Let’s say Tony Stark were to come out during your match at WrestleMania, what music would he come out to?
CM Punk: [Frank] Sinatra; not the most exciting entrance, but that’s the kind of guy I think Tony is. Suave, sophisticated and obviously would have been a part of the Rat Pack.
Get set for WrestleMania XXVIII this Sunday, April 1, at 7 PM EST! For more information, visit WWE.com, where you can also catch the live WrestleMania Press Conference beginning at 2:30 PM EST on Wednesday, March 28 as well as the live WrestleMania Pre-Show at 6:30 PM EST on Sunday. You can also view these events onWWE’s YouTube Channel. You can also follow the Dueling Diary between CM Punk and Chris Jericho beginning today!
And don’t forget to pick up AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1 in stores and on the Marvel Comics app Wednesday, April 4!
Check out the rest of the interview with one of WWE’s top talents as he talks about tomorrow’s big event at Marvel.Com!