Kanellis's career began as a contestant on the reality show Outback Jack in 2004.
In the same year, she placed fifth in the Raw Diva Search, later hired by WWE as a backstage interviewer.
Referring to his unnamed ex-girlfriend, Punk lamented the following during the interview:"I don't want to say I'm over women...
I just ended a relationship." "It pisses me off to watch people you love and admire become complete d*****bags...that's what it is." "People just...flake." "I realized it didn't matter who it was as long as someone was her boyfriend."Ideally, one shouldn't mix business with pleasure, but when the wrestlers spend as much time traveling as they do with the divas, trysts are bound to occur.
Just as likely, drama is right around the corner as soon as obstacles are encountered.
However, being the consummate professional that he is, it is unlikely Punk will allow personal issues to affect his performances on camera—even if the two might overlap.
Although he didn't name anyone specifically, Punk had been reportedly dating WWE diva Beth Phoenix until as late as fall 2011.
Here are some highlights from the interview: My favorite female wrestler was Lita. So I don't think WWE is lacking when it comes to women talents.
I think it's incredible to know she's getting inducted this year. My mom was a great woman, but my dad was always the king of the castle, so to speak. I hope the girls get more and more time to get into the spotlight because of how good they are becoming.
Lita was a strong female and did what she pleased and I admired that. I don't know all of what's going on in the wrestling world other than ROH because I've been so busy with school.
What I do know is that Punk has worked incredibly hard to get where he's at.