During his Starrcast III stage show, CM Punk discussed what it was like to work with John Cena and why he believes that John Cena likely enjoyed working with him as well.
"I always liked working with John because again, it was easy. And I think John was in a position where he was almost kind of glad somebody else came in and forcibly like took the reins," recalled the former WWE Champion, "I think John was stoked that he didn't have to be that guy directing traffic. And he let me do whatever the fuck I wanted. So, I think he was relieved. But, I also think that's how we worked together really well, you know?"
Punk would go on to further recall how he was the first person to break down the infamous John Cena comeback sequence, "I was the first guy to be like, 'why does everybody always take their shoulder like, you know, what the fuck's going to happen! Like, why do you let him do [the 'You Can't See Me' motion] to you without fucking kicking him in the head?'," he says. "So, like, it was really like I broke down the John Cena comeback, like in a logical way. And he was just kind of like, 'this is great. Nobody's ever done this before.' You know?"
Ultimately, the pair would work together, in one-on-one or triple threat bouts, on a total of six pay-per-views with many Monday Night Raw bouts interspersed throughout their time on the WWE roster together.