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CM Punk is a Chicago native professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE.

11 Sep, 2016

CM Punk ‘isn’t a pussy’

Makes Statement

McGregor says he respects CM Punk, despite his loss in UFC 203 to Mickey Gall.

Fair play to him, ‘cos he got in there and fought. And not a lot of people do. Not a lot of people have the balls to make that walk. He got his ass whooped. God bless. He got his ass whooped. Those WWE guy’s are pussies, I told yous all, but he isn’t. He got in and fought. So fair play to him. Respect.

4 Sep, 2016

‘A lot of feelings were hurt’ by McGregor’s insults

Makes Statement

On a UFC 203 media conference call CM Punk says that, while he doesn’t care what McGregor said, it hurt other WWE wrestler’s feelings.

A lot of feelings were hurt, though, I can tell you that much, which I thought was a little strange. You’ve gotta leave the emotion out of it. These guys still don’t know…It’s a hard thing to comment on, because the amount of people who responded to him made me feel like they were told to respond to him. [McGregor is] the biggest name in sports at the moment. There’s always grey areas when you involve that whole scene and you’re wondering, is this a work, is this not a work?

17 Dec, 2014

SportsCenter interview


Punk appears on ESPN SportsCenter to discuss the differences in Dana White and Vince McMahon.

Their similarities are that they are both driven, set in their ways and have a good idea of what is best for their companies. As far as differences are concerned, it’s a generation issue. McMahon is very old school while White is more open-minded.

11 Dec, 2014

Fox Sports 1 interview


Punk appears on Fox Sports 1 to discuss coming to UFC and if he feels he deserves to work for the company.

I’m not really going to say that I do deserve it. I think time will tell if I deserve it or not. Respect has to be earned, not given. I very much understand that, and I understand the perspective of a lot of the fighters. Some of them are just trying to jump on the bandwagon too, you know, like call names and pick fights. That’s the fight game, I appreciate that. I just roll with the punches. I’ll take all the positive stuff and leave all the negative stuff behind.

10 Dec, 2014

Rolling Stone interview


Punk talks to Rolling Stone magazine about his new career and his wife’s reaction to his UFC signing.

Trust me, whatever nerves I’m gonna have stepping into the Octagon will pale in comparison to the nerves I had when I had to bring this up to my wife. I was honestly terrified. I was like, ‘She’s gonna shut it down, and I’m gonna have to figure out a way to smooth it over so I can do this, because I don’t take no for an answer, she doesn’t take no for an answer, and this is something I really wanna do.’ Right off the bat she recognized that. She’s been around me long enough to know that, ever since the first day I met her, this is something I talked about doing, and she’s not somebody that’s gonna step in front of her husband trying to accomplish something that he dreamed about.

8 Dec, 2014

MMAMania interview


Sonnen talks to MMAMania about CM Punk’s upcoming UFC debut and teases that he knows who his first opponent will be.

Well, he is not a bottom-tier guy, I can tell you that. You will know who he is and he will be a pretty-heavy favorite to win. Punk is not going to come in as the favorite.

6 Dec, 2014

Comments on Punk in UFC

White comments on Punk’s signing with UFC and his first bout.

He wanted to fight here. He wanted to give it a shot, so we gave him an opportunity. It’s not like Brock Lesnar. We’re not going to throw the kitchen sink at him. Lesnar had a wrestling background. (CM Punk) going to fight a guy who is 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 — something like that.

Signs with UFC


Punk signs with UFC fighting. He is set to make his fighting debut sometime in 2015. At 185 pounds, he will fight as a middleweight. Punk comments:

This is my new career, 100-percent. I’m going to go full steam ahead, all systems go after today, and it’s going to be fun. My professional wrestling days are over, it’s awesome to be here. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

4 Dec, 2014

The Art of Wrestling interview


Punk returns to The Art of Wrestling to answer fan questions and give closure to his controversial exit from WWE. He discusses his health and the possibility of ever returning.

It’s way too f—ing early. I have no interest in going back. The difference in my appearance, my mental stability, and everything across the board from now from nine, ten months ago is so drastically different.

27 Nov, 2014

Fired on wedding day


Punk is a guest on The Art of Wrestling to discuss his WWE departure for the very first time. The two hour interview includes details on his injuries due to working with Ryback and his last conversation with Triple H. Punk also reveals that he did not quit but was actually fired.

The day of my wedding I got a FedEx in the mail … it was my termination papers. I was fired. On my wedding day. Very calculated. Very deliberate. … As much as I kind of chuckled at it and didn’t let it affect my day, I was like, ‘Once again, you pushed too f****ing far. You pushed the wrong guy.

10 Nov, 2014

Collaboration announcement


Marvel announces that Punk will write the story for Thor Annual project. Punk comments on the deal:

I think I just pestered all the right people and the right things kind of popped up. How exactly it came up, I can’t really, exactly remember. I can’t remember who said, ‘Hey. Wanna do Thor?’ You know what I mean? That pretty much blew my mind. I have to say, it’s been a long process.

21 Jul, 2014

AP Music Awards interview


Punk is interviewed at the AP Music Awards. When asked if her will ever return to WWE, Punk comments:

No. Never ever, never ever, never ever. They are going to go crazy on Twitter and hold me to it.

15 Jun, 2014

Punk, Lee marry


Punk marries Lee during a private ceremony. The event is attended by close friends and family. The pair met while working for WWE as performers.

29 Jul, 2013

CBS Chicago interview


Punk talks to CBS Chicago about Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon.

There are a lot of people back there who say me and Brock are very very similar. Unapproachable, bad attitude. A kind of cloud hanging over our heads. But to me, he’s a sweetheart. I have no bad stories about Brock, yet.

5 Apr, 2013

Marvel.com interview


Punk talks to Marvel.com about wrestling The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29.

Well yeah, I mean a match against the Undertaker any other day of the year is still a big deal but not as big of a deal when you’ve got the opportunity to do that nobody’s been able to do for over 20 years this week at WrestleMania.

3 Apr, 2013

Ashbury Park Press interview


Punk talks to Ashbury Park Press about using Paul Bearer’s death in his storyline with The Undertaker.

Everything is designed to push people’s buttons – so it’s unfortunate that Percy had to die for him to be a part of this story – but trust me, he would have loved it, he really would have loved it.

16 Sep, 2012

Punk vs Cena – WWE title

Wins Sport Event

Punk retains the WWE Championship by fighting Cena to a draw at Night of Champions. Both men’s shoulders are on the ground as the referee counts the pin, thus ending the bout in a double pinfall at twenty-six minutes and fifty-five seconds.

19 Aug, 2012

Punk vs Cena vs Show – WWE title

Wins Sport Event

Punk retains the WWE Championship at Summerslam by defeating Cena and Big Show in triple threat action. The match ends and is restarted due to Big Show submitting when both men had him on a hold. Punk ultimately picks up the pinfall victory over Show at fourteen minutes and twenty-five seconds.

15 Jul, 2012

Punk vs Bryan – WWE title

Wins Sport Event

Punk defeats Bryan in a singles bout contested under no disqualification rules at Money in the Bank to retain the WWE Championship. Punk picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a German suplex through a table at twenty-seven minutes and fifty-five seconds.

20 Jun, 2012

The Art of Wrestling interview


Punk takes over as host of the podcast to interview regular host, Cabana. The pair discuss wrestling , Chicago and the podcast’s 100th episode.

Colt interviews me something like, two years ago. I approached him and said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if for the 100th episode I interview you?” And I’ve known Colt the longest in this crazy world of wrestling so, who better to do it?

16 Apr, 2012

Punk vs Henry – WWE title

Wins Sport Event

Punk defeats Henry in singles competition, contested under no disqualification rules, on Monday Night RAW to retain the WWE Championship. Punk picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a top rope elbow drop with a chair at thirteen minutes and ten seconds.

28 Mar, 2010

Wrestlemania 26

Wrestlemania 26 is held at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The event features Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes vs Ted DiBiase, Triple H vs Sheamus, Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk, Bret Hart vs Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho vs Edge, John Cena vs Batista and The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels in a retirement match.

23 Jun, 2008

Drafted to RAW

Punk is drafted from the ECW brand to begin appearing on WWE’s flagship program, Monday Night RAW as part of WWE’s 2008 draft pick lottery.

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