We look back on the controversial and roller coaster career of ‘The Best in the World’ CM Punk.
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He was as controversial as he was popular at the peak of his WWE career.
CM Punk is a man who did, and still did, splits opinions amongst many wrestling fans.
Starting off in Ring of Honor and TNA, he had charisma and ability a plenty. However, Punk was never someone who would naturally catch the attention of a Vince McMahon. Not the biggest, strongest looking with a ‘Don’t drink or do drugs’ mentality, he would instantly scream ‘Main Event Star’ to a lot of people.
He did, however, have one fan in Paul Heyman, who played a big part getting in the door. And what a career he had in the WWE on paper.
ECW Champion within a year. 2 time Money in the Bank winner. Grand Slam champion. Punk really did it all.
But it was in the summer of 2011 where The Straight Edge Messiah truly made his mark on WWE history. Cross legged sitting on the stage on Monday Night RAW, he cut a pipebomb promo that would shake the landscape of the company at that time.
Despite a record breaking title run and a push to the heavens shortly afterwards, Punk discontent was there. And in early 2014, it came to the forefront when he walked away from the company the night after The Royal Rumble.
Nearly five years on, and he’s never been back, although a scathing podcast appearance and a brief UFC run have certainly keep him busy.
In this latest podcast, Steven and the team look back at CM Punk’s career in wrestling discussing his WWE and Ring of Honor run, leaving WWE and fighting in the UFC.
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