Phillip Jack Brooks
- Ring Name:
October 26, 1978
- Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
218 pounds (99 kg)
- Wrestling Debut:
CM Punk made his professional wrestling debut in 1999 on the independent circuit, wrestling for various promotions before gaining prominence.
- Wrestling Promotions:
CM Punk has been associated with several wrestling promotions, including WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and AEW (All Elite Wrestling).
- Wrestling Achievements:
- WWE Championship (2 times)
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- ECW World Championship (1 time)
- Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
- Money in the Bank winner (2008 and 2009)
- Ring of Honor World Championship (1 time)
- TNA (Total Nonstop Action) World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Signature Moves:
CM Punk is known for several signature moves, including the “Go To Sleep” (GTS), the “Anaconda Vise,” and the “Pepsi Plunge.”
- Wrestling Style:
Punk is recognized for his hybrid wrestling style, combining technical wrestling with a strong striking game. He’s also known for his excellent mic skills, often engaging in compelling promos and storytelling.
- Notable Feuds:
Some of CM Punk’s most memorable rivalries include battles with John Cena, Jeff Hardy, The Undertaker, and his infamous “pipe bomb” promo leading to a feud with Vince McMahon and Triple H.
- Memorable Moments:
- His “Pipe Bomb” promo in WWE in 2011, which is considered one of the most significant moments in modern wrestling history.
- His surprise debut in AEW in 2021, which generated immense buzz and excitement among wrestling fans.
- Legacy and Impact:
CM Punk is hailed as one of the most influential and iconic wrestlers of the 21st century. His work in WWE and his later return to wrestling in AEW created cultural moments that transcended the wrestling world. He’s known for his outspokenness, advocacy for wrestlers’ rights, and ability to connect with fans on a deep level.
- Personal Life:
Outside of wrestling, CM Punk is a comic book writer and has written for Marvel Comics. He is also known for his involvement in charity work, supporting causes like animal welfare.
- Fun Facts:
- CM Punk’s straight-edge lifestyle means he abstains from alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
- He used the nickname “The Second City Saint” due to his Chicago roots and straight-edge philosophy.
- Punk’s interest in comic books led to his collaboration with Marvel on the “Drax the Destroyer” comic series.
- Social Media Presence:
CM Punk maintains an active presence on social media. You can follow him on Twitter @CMPunk and Instagram @cmpunk.
18. Net Worth in 2023:
As of 2023, CM Punk’s estimated net worth is reported to be around $8 million, primarily from his wrestling career, endorsements, and other ventures like comic book writing.