ESPN posted an article in which multiple current and former WWE stars shared their thoughts on former WWE champ CM Punk’s upcoming UFC debut against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 this Saturday. You can check out some highlights here:
“From a basic human being standpoint, he is showing courage doing something the majority of people on this planet will never do and that is step in a cage and fight in front of millions of people. I respect he wants to test himself and has the courage to do so. For that reason alone, while I don’t condone him saying the things he said about me, I want to him do well. Any man can beat another man on any given night, so I just hope he achieves what he is looking for in this and I will leave it at that.”
“He’s a guy who led the charge for a long time. He’s one of the first indie guys in a long, long time to really shake [up] the main roster in WWE and he paved the way for Daniel Bryan, for myself, Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, and those guys.
“Say what you will about his attitude and his relationship with the company right now, but I wish him the best and I hope that he is successful — win, lose or draw.”
You can read the full article, in which stars such as Scott Hall and Paul Heyman voice what they have to say, here.