CM Punk has spoken about one of his scariest moments in a WWE ring, during a World Heavyweight Championship match with Jeff Hardy.
The two clashed over the Title in a Tables, Ladders And Chairs Match at SummerSlam 2009, which Punk won, but the 'Straight-Edged Superstar' noted a particular moment in the bout which, as he thought more about it, worried him.
Punk has starred in multiple horror movies since departing WWE, but he was asked during a recent interview when he was scared the most while in the ring.
Punk said on The Movie Crypt: "I remember wrestling Jeff Hardy in the Staples Center and he was jumping off a very tall ladder onto me. I just had to lay on the table for an extended period of time, which really makes you think about it.
"It's one of those things where, I'm just looking and thinking, 'he's really high up there.' You just stew in that moment and I was thinking, 'I should just get up and walk away. Why am I laying here? This is stupid.' He finally jumped on me and I was like, 'Yeah, that hurt.'
"You want to protect Jeff more than you want to protect yourself because he's the one that's jumping, but you realize that's a 200-pound man hurdling at you from a great height and it's not going to end well for either of you."