JIMMY: What do you think of CM Punk?
CHRIS: He’s a great performer and um… Actually, see I’m always like… I’m always about the story line of what you’re doing in wrestling.
JERICHO: Punk! Punk! Punk! Punk, listen to me! I want you to listen to me, Punk. Listen to me. I didn’t think it was right for me to be there tonight. I didn’t want to face you in person, because I want you to really listen to what I have to to say. I want you to really hear this, because all the points you’ve been making right now are right. I was out of line for what I said last week and I’m sorry. Uh.. and this is Chris talking to you right now. There’s no Jericho here, no fancy jackets, or bravado; it’s me and I was out of line. I crossed into territory I had no right to cross into. It was none of my business, like you said. I should have never brought it up and I’m sorry. I apologize to you. I hope you accept my apology and I can promise you I’ll never say anything about your father on this show again. I’m giving you my word on that. However, your sister? Well, that’s a whole other ball game, isn’t it? Oh come on, Punk. I found out all about your sister’s substance abuse problems.
PUNK: Chris, shut up! What are you talking about?
JERICHO: Oh come on, Punk. It’s well documented your sister has problems with drugs and as anybody knows, drug addicts will do anything they can to score their fix. Anything. And I’m sure you’re still proud of her. I’m sure you still love her just like you claim that you’re proud of your father and you still love your father. But come on, seriously? There’s a pattern starting here, Punk. Your father is an alcoholic, your sister is a drug addict, and you’re going to end up just like ‘em. It’s inevitable. Punk, you’re going to drink. It’s your destiny. And it’s a good news/bad news situation, though, Punk. ‘Cause the good news is, substance abuse and alcohol can be overcome. It can. Bad news, when I beat you are Wrestlemania and become the new WWE Champion, that’s something that you’ll never overcome. Ever.
PUNK: Jericho, that’s bullshit! You’re bullshit and that’s exactly what I’m gonna beat out of you!
It’s weird to work out in front of a camera, which I’ve never done before. Of course, I did an amazing, and probably the best photoshoot in Men’s Fitness history, but would you expect anything less?
Congratulations! Way to go, Punk, way to go! Congratulations on your big win! You need to enjoy them while you can, Punk. You see, you can smirk if you want to, but I see straight through you. When I look at you, I see a fraud and I’m not talking about the fact that you call yourself the best in the world. I’m talking about you as a person. Because I did a little research this week, Punk. And I found out about something; a little, deep, dirty, dark secret about you. You’ve been straightedge ever since you came to the WWE, but you never explained the reasons why. I want to tell all these wannabes why you’re straightedge. I want to tell them that you’re straightedge, because your father is an alcoholic. Yeah, that’s right. You’re father was an alcoholic who you let you down every step of the way when you were growing up and it terrifies you. You don’t want to end up like him, but it’s inevitable that you will, because alcohol is in your blood, Punk. It’s in your genes, it’s part of who you are. And that tortures you. I know you’ve built this facade, this wall that you’re a sarcastic anti-hero with not a care in the world, but I think I’ve found something that you care about. I’ve found something that gives you nightmares, something that terrifies you. And isn’t it ironic that the very alcohol that you crave, is the same thing that ruined your childhood? Oh, the nightmares you must have about your father… I almost feel bad for you, Punk. Is that the reason why you have all those tattoos? Was the pain of wanting to drink so bad, that you needed the pain of a tattoo needle to take it out of your mind? Was it your only solace? It doesn’t matter if it is, Punk, because you are going to drink eventually. And I’m the one that’s going to make you drink. At Wrestlemania 28, I’m going to take away your title, I’m going to take away your claims of being the best in the world, I’m going to take away your bravado, and I’m going to leave a broken man. You’re gonna hit bottom, Punk. And when you do, you’re gonna embrace your destiny and you’re gonna take a drink. And it’s gonna taste so good, that you’re gonna want to take another one, and another one, and another one. After April 1st, I’m gonna be recognized for who I am; the undisputed, best in the world and the new WWE Champion. And you’re gonna be recognized for who you are, who your father was; a pathetic, damn drunk!