Re: Official The Rock WWE Championship Discussion
Sitterson: Were you a fan of The Rock?
Punk: I was never a huge Rock guy. He came in and I think my opinion of him was this guy is bland and boring. It’s a credit to him for reinventing himself right on the verge of him maybe being fired, but I just never gravitated towards his character. That doesn’t mean it was a bad character, I was just more of a straightforward guy. I liked Stone Cold Steve Austin more than the Rock.
Sitterson: Is there one key difference that you see between the Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin that puts you in one camp as opposed to the other?
Punk: Stone Cold being Stone Cold – that is who that guy is. He is a redneck from Texas who likes to drink beer and beat people up. The Rock is Dwayne Johnson dialed up a level. It’s Dwayne Johnson trying really hard… Do you know what I mean? To me it’s just a difference of somebody being themselves as opposed to somebody playing a character.