From the beginning of his second life as a professional wrestler, CM Punk’s been clear that (apart from cagefighting itself) he’s not giving up his different goals. He’ll nonetheless name blended martial arts motion for CFFC, and he’ll proceed to pursue his performing profession.
Whereas speaking to our Shakiel Mahjouri (who was working his ET Canada gig on the time) concerning the upcoming season finale of Heels – the Stephen Amell wrestling drama presently airing on STARZ the place he performs an indie veteran named Ricky Rabies – Punk defined how that meshes together with his work for AEW.
“We’re lining issues up and we’ll cross that bridge after we get to it. Clearly, it’s constructed into my cope with AEW that I’ve the liberty to discover different alternatives. I’ve such an ideal relationship with Tony that each one it truly is, is a dialog. I believe the extra seen I’m, the larger roles I get, I believe it’ll assist AEW internally. That being mentioned, I’m being pulled in a few completely different instructions, however my coronary heart is 100 per cent behind each mission that I do. AEW being certainly one of them. It’s going to be a busy yr, nevertheless it’s going to be a great one.”
Punk & Shak talked fairly a bit about Hollywood’s altering notion of wrestling and wrestlers, which the Finest within the World attributes to folks like Amell and Heels showrunner Michael Waldon who grew up as followers and now business energy gamers. He additionally had reward for a couple of different former co-workers who at the moment are actors:
“You see a man like Dave Bautista killing it with this myriad of various roles. Dave can do comedy, Dave can do drama, he can do all of it. [John] Cena has at all times been that humorous man. I at all times thought behind the scenes, and I believe anyone who has labored with him at all times thought. A whole lot of the fellows at that top-level in WWE might not need to admit it, however alls we’re are theatre actors. We’re doing dwell theatre each Monday, each Friday, Thursday, Tuesday, regardless of the hell the schedule is now. All that’s, is theatre. It will get you accustomed to improv and dealing on the fly.
“I learn James Gunn mentioned that John Cena was the most effective improv actor he’s ever labored with. That doesn’t shock me within the least. We do it each week for many years. After we transition to movie, I believe individuals are pleasantly stunned like, ‘Oh wow, I assumed you have been simply going to be this muscled up stiff man.’ I’m not stunned that John is killing it.”
Try extra of Shak’s dialog with Punk within the video embedded above, and on ET Canada’s web site here.