A Beat Up CM Punk Just Gave A ‘Rocky’-Level Post-Fight Speech About Believing In Yourself

It’s over. CM Punk made that walk and he lived to tell the tale. Yes, he’s busted up and was thoroughly manhandled by the young Mickey Gall, but that doesn’t mean Punk wasn’t gracious in defeat. After Gall called out Sage Northcutt, it was the loser’s turn to get on the mic, but Punk was not a loser at heart.

“In life, you go big or you go home. I just like to take challenges. This was a hell of a mountain to try to climb and I didn’t get to the summit today, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to give up, that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop. I appreciate the support from everyone. Mickey’s a hell of a fighter. I will be back, believe it or not, the second-best night of my life besides marrying my wife.

I know there’s a lot of doubters but, listen — life’s about falling down and getting up. It’s doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it’s about getting back up. So if there’s a kid out there that’s told by a parent, or a coach or a teacher, someone that they look up to, someone they’re trying to push them and believe in them and they’re told “no” don’t listen to them. Believe in yourself. Sometimes, the outcome isn’t what you desire it to be. But the true failure in life is not trying at all. I know that sounds preachy and weird for a guy that just got beat up, but f*ck it — this was the time of my life! Thank you, Cleveland!”

That’s some real Rocky stuff there. Inspiring.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky/Michael Scott/CM Punk.