It`s not because Punk didn`t said that in a off-gimmick interview. He said it in a segment on TV as his character CM Punk.
Honestly I hate this too when somebody posts things like Phil vs. Kevin but CM Punk was the first who started the confusion with the real names, so people post like that because Punk started this trend.
Yes, the guys know each other. Guys like Paul, Phil, Marc, Glen, Mike or Oscar, not the characters they portrayed like Undertaker, Kane, CM Punk or Triple H.
Paul Levesque and Phil Brooks may be the best friends in the world, that doesn`t change the fact that it was unnecessary because CM Punk and Triple H are not the best friends in the world and because of that stupid promo we have now posts like Paul vs. Kevin, Dwayne vs. Felix or Oscar vs. Luis.
What`s wrong with the guy anyway? Does he mean "You made me so angry that I don`t play this character anymore who does fake fighting, this is my real me and I will fight you for real because wrestling is fake shit and I can`t hurt you as a wrestler"
Or when he said to Laurinaitis "If you screw me I will not give you the GTS or Anaconda Vice, I will kick your ass"
Same shit here with I will kick your ass for real because if I use wrestling moves I can`t hurt you because wrestling is fake shit.
Punk fans shouldn`t complain about real wrestler names in threads because he started it first and now everyone wants to act like Punk.
I don`t remember anyone calling The Rock as Duwayne before Punk did it.
We're not just talking about PUNK here, ffs. I used his post as an example. A lot of people here call wrestlers by their real names as if they fucking hang with them daily.