Former longtime WWE executive Bruce Prichard recently returned to the WWE Network for the season one finale of his show, Something ELSE To Wrestle With alongside co-host Conrad Thompson on the WWE Network.
During the show, Prichard spoke at length about the career of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks. Featured below are a couple of the highlights from the show.
On CM Punk’s earlier years: “CM Punk, growing up his father was an alcoholic and Punk did not get along, did not have a good relationship with his father growing up, and hated… everything around him is in disarray and he credited that to his father being an alcoholic. Punk swore that he wasn’t going to let that affect him and that’s where he really adopted the straight-edge… which is, you don’t drink, you don’t do drugs and you live your life on your terms and your rules, but you don’t need any strenuous substances in your body.”
On Punk’s interest in tattoos: “He really liked tattoos. He got into tattoos and what have you. There’s a story of the big Pepsi tattoo where he was reading an article about one of his favorite music stars, who got a Coca-Cola tattoo because they liked Coke. And he says, ‘Well, you know what? I like Pepsi so I’m going to get a Pepsi logo on my arm.’ And it was interesting stories like that. CM Punk’s a different cat, he’s a different type of person that goes along life to the beat of his own drum, and he has a very, really simplistic way of looking at things. People a lot of times want to complicate it. It’s not that hard – he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t do drugs, and he wants to do things his way, and be the best. It all boils down to that simple of a philosophy.”
The new episode of “Something ELSE to Wrestle with Bruce Pritchard” is now available for On Demand viewing on the WWE Network. The show marked the season one finale, with Prichard and co-host Conrad Thompson joking about being hopeful that they will return for a second season.