CM Punk

Sep 5, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank


Real name: Phil Brooks
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of birth: October 26, 1978
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Pro debut: 1997
Trained by: Ace Steel and Danny Dominion
Finishing move: G.T.S.


– On June 9, 2001, Punk defeated Mark Wolf for the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight title in Charlestown, IN.
– Punk defeated Tarek The Great for the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight title on November 3, 2001.
– On December 5, 2001, Punk pinned Chris Hero in Indianapolis, IN to capture the IWA Mid-South World Heavyweight title.
– On December 15, 2001, Punk downed “Classic” Colt Cabana in an 8-man tournament final to win the vacant MAW (Mid American Wrestling) World Heavyweight title in Wind Lake, WI. Harley Race was the special referee.
– Punk defeated Eddy Guerrero on March 2, 2003 in Morris, IL for the IWA Mid-South World Heavyweight title.
– On October 26, 2002, Punk defeated M-Dogg 20 for the IWA Mid-South World Heavyweight title in the third match of a gauntlet in Clarksville, IN. Punk finished the rest of the gauntlet by defeating Danny Daniels and Ian Rotten.
– On December 14, 2002, Punk beat BJ Whitmer for the IWA Mid-South World Heavyweight title.
– On April 24, 2004 in Chicago, IL, Punk and Colt Cabana defeated The Briscoes to capture the ROH Tag Team title.
– Punk battled ROH champion Samoa Joe to a 60-minute time limit draw on October 16, 2004 in Chicago, IL.
– In June 2005, Punk signed with World Wrestling Entertainment.
– On June 18, 2005 in Morristown, NJ, Punk defeated Austin Aries to capture the ROH (Ring of Honor) title.
– On November 9, 2005 in Louisville, KY, Punk pinned Ken Doane for the OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Television title. – Punk and Bryan Danielson defeated Jimmy Rave and Adam Pearce on February 11, 2006 in Lake Grove, NY.
– On May 3, 2006, Punk defeated Brent Albright (Gunner Scott) to capture the OVW title.
– In his ECW debut, Punk defeated Stevie Richards on June 24, 2006 in Philadelphia, PA.
– On July 28, 2006, Punk and Seth Skyfire defeated Da Beast and The Neighborhoodie to capture the OVW Southern Tag Team title.
– At Survivor Series ’06, Team DX (DX, Punk, and the Hardy Boyz) defeated Randy Orton, Edge, Gregory Helms, Johnny Nitro and Mike Knox.
– At Judgment Day ’07, Punk defeated Elijah Burke.
– At One Night Stand ’07, Punk, Tommy Dreamer, and The Sandman defeated Marcus Cor Von, Elijah Burke and Matt Striker in a “tables” match.
– Punk defeated John Morrison on September 1, 2007 in Cincinnati, OH to capture the ECW World Heavyweight title.
– At Unforgiven ’07, Punk defeated Elijah Burke to retain the ECW title.
– At Cyber Sunday ’07, Punk defeated The Miz to remain ECW champion.
– Punk defeated The Miz and John Morrison at the ’07 Survivor Series to retain the ECW title.
– At Wrestlemania XXIV, Punk won the Money In the Bank Ladder Match.
– As a result of Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeating Bam Neely and Chavo Guerrero on Raw, Punk was drafted to the Raw roster on June 23, 2008.
– On the June 30, 2008 episode of Raw in Oklahoma City, OK, Punk cashed in his money in the bank title shot and defeated Edge for the World Heavyweight title.
– At Summerslam ’08, Punk defeated JBL to retain the World Heavyweight title.
– Punk and Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase on the October 27, 2008 edition in Tucson, AZ to capture the World Tag Team titles.
– At Armageddon ’08, Punk defeated Rey Mysterio in the finals of the Intercontinental Championship Tournament.
– On the January 19, 2009 edition of Raw in Chicago, IL, Punk defeated William Regal for the IC title.
– At Wrestlemania 25, CM Punk defeated Kane, Mark Henry (with Tony Atlas), Montel Vontavious Porter, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston, Christian and Finlay to win back to back Money in the Bank ladder matches.
– Punk was drafted to the Smackdown brand on April 13, 2009.
– At Extreme Rules ’09, Punk defeated Umaga in an “Samoan Strap” match. Later in the night, CM Punk cashed in his Mony in Bank briefcase, and defeated Jeff Hardy (after he had just beat Edge in a ladder match) to regain the World Heavyweight title.
– At Summerslam ’09 in Los Angeles, CA, Punk defeated Jeff Hardy in a TLC match to regain the World Heavyweight title.
– At Breaking Point in Montreal, Punk defeated The Undertaker in a “submission” match to retain the World Heavyweight title.
– Punk defeated Rey Mysterio at the 2011 Capitol Punishment PPV.
– With his contract expiring, Punk defeated John Cena at Money in the Bank ’11 in his hometown of Chicago, IL to win the WWE championship.
– At Survivor Series ’11 in New York City, NY, Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain the WWE title.
– At TLC ’11, Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio and The Miz in a TLC match to remain WWE champion.
– At Elimination Chamber ’12, Punk defeated The Miz, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, and R-Truth in the Raw elimination chamber to retain the WWE title.
– Punk successfully defended the WWE title against Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania 28.
– Punk defeated Jericho at Extreme Rules ’12 in a Chicago Streetfight to retain the WWE title.
– Punk defeated Daniel Bryan at Over the Limit ’12 to remain WWE champion.
– At No Way Out ’12, Punk defeated Daniels and Kane to retain the WWE title.
– At Money in the Bank ’12, Punk defeated Daniel Bryan.
– At Summerslam ’12, Punk defeated John Cena and The Big Show to retain the WWE championship.
– At Payback ’13, Punk defeated Chris Jericho.
– At Battleground ’13, Punk defeated Ryback.
– On October 14, 2013, Punk defeated Curtis Axel in a Beat The Clock Challenge. As his time was quicker than that of Ryback’s, Punk chose the stipulation for their upcoming PPV match.
– At Hell In A Cell ’13, Punk defeated Ryback & Paul Heyman in a Handicap Hell In A Cell Match.
– The next night on Raw, Punk defeated Ryback in a Street Fight.
– Punk left WWE after the Royal Rumble ’14. He was officially released from the company on his wedding day, June 13, 2014, the date he married AJ Lee.
– In the fall of 2014, Punk signed with the UFC.
– Punk made his MMA debut at UFC 203 in September 2016, losing at 2:14 in round one.
– Punk had his second fight at UFC 225 in June 2018, losing by decision to Mike Jackson. Following the fight, UFC President Dana White suggested that Punk would probably not fight again in the UFC.
– In November 2018, Punk signed with Cage Fury Fighting Championships as an announcer.
– After a seven year absence from pro wrestling, Punk made his All Elite Wrestling debut on August 20, 2021, on AEW Rampage in Chicago.
– Punk wrestled his first AEW match at All Out 2021, defeating Darby Allin
– At Full Gear 2021, Punk defeated Eddie Kingston
– At Revolution 2022, Punk defeated MJF in a Dog Collar Match
– At Double Or Nothing 2022, Punk defeated Adam Page to win the AEW World Title, but would suffer an injury shortly thereafter, forcing him out of action
– Punk returned to in-ring action on the August 24 episode of Dynamite, but would lose his championship unification match against Interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley in under 5 minutes
– At All Out 2022, Punk defeated Moxley to regain the AEW World Title, but whether it be due to injury, or suspension following a well-publicised backstage incident, was forced to vacate the belt the next day
– Punk returned to AEW on the debut episode of their new Collision show, teaming with FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) to defeat Jay White, Juice Robinson & Samoa Joe
– At Forbidden Door 2023, Punk defeated Satoshi Kojima
– In July 2023, Punk revealed that he was still in possession of the AEW World Title belt and would proclaim himself the ‘Real World Champion’
– On the August 5 Collision, Punk defeated Ricky Starks with Ricky Steamboat as guest referee to retain the ‘Real World Title’
– At Fyter Fest 2023, Punk, Sting, Hook & Darby Allin defeated Jay White, Brian Cage, Swerve Strickland & Luchasaurus
– At All In 2023, Punk defeated Samoa Joe to retain the ‘Real World Title’
– On September 2, 2023, Punk was terminated by AEW due to a backstage incident with Jack Perry at All In
– Punk returned to WWE at Survivor Series 2023

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