http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2011/1010/545510/cm-punk/CM Punk's media blitz in Sydney, Australia continues. Punk recently chatted with Mark Serrels, editor of Kotaku Australia. They spoke about the importance of Twitter, which Punk called "a fantastic tool." They also discussed Punk's in-ring persona, and how it's so close to his real-life character.
"I'm not some crazy person who thinks, you know, I am not Phil Brooks anymore, but I got into wrestling because I could pick a cool nickname and be a GI Joe guy!," said Punk. "All the GI Joe guys had codenames – CM Punk is my codename. At the same time, I'm not playing someone. I'm not a phoney Russian! I'm not an astronaut, I'm not a clown, I'm a straight-edge kid from Chicago. I'm a pro wrestler.
"I don't really know how to do anything else," he continued, "And I think that's why it's worked. People recognise that I'm not trying to be someone I'm not. Stone Cold Steve Austin didn't work as the Ringmaster, the Rock didn't work at Rocky Maivia — because it was forced. It was phoney and when you go out there and you try to be something you're not, whether it's conscious or sub-conscious, the fans see through it."
You can read the full interview here http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/10/how-do-pro-wrestlers-use-twitter/.
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