CM Punk

Phillip Jack Brooks, better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial arts commentator, retired mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. During his 15-year career, he won the WWE Championship twice, WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship three times, and the ECW and ROH World Championships once each. After becoming disillusioned with WWE, Punk retired from professional wrestling in early 2014. He was signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in December 2014. His first professional fight took place at welterweight in September 2016 at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall, to whom he submitted in the first round. He lost his second bout to Mike Jackson via unanimous decision in June 2018 at UFC 225. He is currently signed to Cage Fury Fighting Championships

About CM Punk in brief

Summary CM PunkPhillip Jack Brooks, better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial arts commentator, retired mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. During his 15-year career, he won the WWE Championship twice, WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship three times, and the ECW and ROH World Championships once each. After becoming disillusioned with WWE, Punk retired from professional wrestling in early 2014. He was signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in December 2014. His first professional fight took place at welterweight in September 2016 at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall, to whom he submitted in the first round. He lost his second bout to Mike Jackson via unanimous decision in June 2018 at UFC 225. He is currently signed to Cage Fury Fighting Championships as a commentator. Brooks acted in the horror films Girl on the Third Floor and Rabid, as well as lending his voice to the animated film The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! He has also appeared as himself on several television shows, and most recently made regular appearances as an analyst on the Fox Sports 1 program WWE Backstage. Brooks was born in Chicago on October 26, 1978, and raised in nearby Lockport. His father was an engineer, while his mother was a homemaker. Brooks’ father struggled with alcoholism which inspired him to become straight edge from an early age. He attended Lockport Township High School. Brooks’s first venture into wrestling was a stint in a backyard wrestling federation called the Lunatic Wrestling Federation with his friends and brother Mike Brooks in the mid-late 1990s.

Unlike his friends, Punk genuinely wanted to be a wrestler and saw it as more than simple fun. Brooks soon left the federation and enrolled as a student at the Steel Dominion wrestling school in Chicago. It was in the Steel Domain that he met Scott Colton, who soon adopted the stage name Colt Cabana. Punk and Cabana became best friends and spent most of their early career together working in the same independent promotions, as both opponents and tag team partners. In 2002, Punk became the International International Heavyweight Champion in Monroeville, PA. Punk’s early career was considered to be the Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South Championship. Punk would compete in the company’s Super Super tournament, but never won the championship. He also had high-profile feuds with Chris Hero and Chris Hero while also rising to the top of the roster. Punk was voted WWE Superstar of the Year at the 2011 Slammy Awards and Wrestler of the year in 2011 and 2012 by readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Punk became WWE’s 19th Triple Crown Champion and the fastest to achieve this feat. In 2012, Punk formed an alliance named the Gold Bond Mafia with Adam Pearce, Chucke E. Smooth, Adam Pearce and Dave Prazak. He would later leave the company when he found out that his brother Mike had embezzled thousands of dollars from the small company, causing them to become estranged and not have spoken since.