History Wrestling / CMPunk

24th Feb '18 8:21:37 AM AM_NK
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** The partnership of Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/TheMiz (even in the early days of [=JoMo=]'s and Miz's partnership, where the animosity between them was almost as bad as Wrestling/TeamHellNo's, the one thing that both could always agree on was that they hated Punk

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** The partnership of Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/TheMiz (even Wrestling/TheMiz. Even in the early days of [=JoMo=]'s and Miz's partnership, where the animosity between them was almost as bad as Wrestling/TeamHellNo's, the one thing that both could always agree on was that they hated PunkPunk.
24th Feb '18 8:20:47 AM AM_NK
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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/{{Raven}} in his pre-WWE career, then the partnership of Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/TheMiz (even in the early days of [=JoMo=]'s and Miz's partnership, where the animosity between them was almost as bad as Wrestling/TeamHellNo's, the one thing that both could always agree on was that they hated Punk), Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/PaulHeyman. And if Colt Cabana's podcast is any indication, Wrestling/TripleH is his real-life one. Here's his [[http://i.imgur.com/ni2ZXh9.gif reaction]] to Triple H being called the greatest superstar of all time.

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* ArchEnemy: ArchEnemy:
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Wrestling/{{Raven}} in his pre-WWE career, then the Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/PaulHeyman... it's easier to name Punk's allies.
** The
partnership of Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/TheMiz (even in the early days of [=JoMo=]'s and Miz's partnership, where the animosity between them was almost as bad as Wrestling/TeamHellNo's, the one thing that both could always agree on was that they hated Punk), Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/PaulHeyman. And if Punk
** If
Colt Cabana's podcast is any indication, Wrestling/TripleH is his real-life RealLife one. Here's his [[http://i.imgur.com/ni2ZXh9.gif reaction]] to Triple H being called the greatest superstar of all time.
18th Feb '18 7:42:35 PM nombretomado
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** On the Raw following the death of Wrestling/RandySavage, Punk wore the exact same ring gear as Savage during his classic ''[=WrestleMania=] III'' match with RickySteamboat (except he had his own name on the trunks).

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** On the Raw following the death of Wrestling/RandySavage, Punk wore the exact same ring gear as Savage during his classic ''[=WrestleMania=] III'' match with RickySteamboat Wrestling/RickySteamboat (except he had his own name on the trunks).
18th Feb '18 3:16:06 PM nombretomado
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* ImportantHaircut: Punk debuted in the WWE sporting long, jet-black hair, with it being a integral part of his gimmick during his "Straight Edge Savior" angle. Then he was shaved bald by ReyMysterio in a wager match, this being the first in a series of events which would reshape his character into being the "Best In The World."

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* ImportantHaircut: Punk debuted in the WWE sporting long, jet-black hair, with it being a integral part of his gimmick during his "Straight Edge Savior" angle. Then he was shaved bald by ReyMysterio Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr in a wager match, this being the first in a series of events which would reshape his character into being the "Best In The World."
17th Jan '18 8:35:37 PM Nyame
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* TheAce: In WWE Wrestling/{{ECW}}. After Wrestling/BobbyLashley got drafted to RAW[[note]]and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's death[[/note]], Punk was the best wrestler on that brand, and everyone knew it (even if most of them couldn't quite admit it). He was this to such an extent that both the ECW Originals and the New Breed tried to recruit him at the same time, because they knew whichever side succeeded would win their feud.
15th Jan '18 4:01:49 PM Nyame
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** A minor example in his earlier WWE days when he teamed with Wrestling/KofiKingston. After they dropped the Tag Titles, Punk went on to win multiple World Championships, with one such reign became the longest reign in the modern era. Kofi, however, is stuck in midcard hell, jobbing to the bigger talents on the roster.

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** A minor example in his earlier WWE days when he teamed with Wrestling/KofiKingston. After they dropped the Tag Titles, Punk went on to win multiple World Championships, with one such reign became the longest reign in the modern era. Kofi, however, is was stuck in midcard hell, jobbing to the bigger talents on the roster.roster, until he formed the wildly successful stable Wrestling/TheNewDay with Wrestling/XavierWoods and Wrestling/BigELangston. While he hasn't quite matched Punk's success (and most likely never will), Kofi is by far the best off out of all of Punk's former stables and tag teams.
25th Dec '17 9:41:12 AM HighCrate
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* BiasSteamroller: Against BJ Whimter as a commentator in ROH, for Tracy Brooks as a commentator in IWA Mid-South. The former was a factor in [[RevengeByProxy Whitmer's attack on Lucy]].
10th Dec '17 2:57:09 PM DataSnake
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** Punk and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels are both average-sized wrestlers who were counted among the best of all time, don't drink or use drugs [note]any more, in Michaels' case[/note], and neither was particularly about having to turn heel because the [[Wrestling/HulkHogan biggest]] [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson face]] of the previous generation wanted to come back and beat them in a one-off appearance. However, Michaels is a born-again Christian who considers Wrestling/TripleH his best friend and only retired from wrestling because he [[GameBreakingInjury had to]]. Punk is a lifelong atheist, he and Triple H absolutely despise one another, and even though he was in terrible health when he quit wrestling he has since recovered enough to be medically cleared to fight in UFC.

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** Punk and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels are both average-sized wrestlers who were counted among the best of all time, don't drink or use drugs [note]any [[note]]any more, in Michaels' case[/note], case[[/note]], and neither was particularly about having to turn heel because the [[Wrestling/HulkHogan biggest]] [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson face]] of the previous generation wanted to come back and beat them in a one-off appearance. However, Michaels is a born-again Christian who considers Wrestling/TripleH his best friend and only retired from wrestling because he [[GameBreakingInjury had to]]. Punk is a lifelong atheist, he and Triple H absolutely despise one another, and even though he was in terrible health when he quit wrestling he has since recovered enough to be medically cleared to fight in UFC.
10th Dec '17 2:25:12 PM DataSnake
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** Punk and Cena, as a pair, were basically the 2010s equivalent of Wrestling/RoddyPiper and Wrestling/HulkHogan, respectively: a normal-sized antihero whose mic skills are far and away the best in the company, and a buff AllAmericanFace who primarily appeals to children. However, Punk's wrestling style is a blend of high-flying and MMA moves, the only title he didn't win at Wrestling/{{WWE}} was the United States Championship, and was basically driven out by terrible working conditions and never wants to set foot in a ring again, while Piper wrestled with a more BoringButPractical feet-planted style, the US Championship is the only title he ''did'' win, and split with the company amicably several times but [[TenMinuteRetirement always came back]], and Cena is polarizing on-screen and by all accounts a great guy in real life, as opposed to Hogan's universal popularity in the ring [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and only in the ring]].


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** Punk and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels are both average-sized wrestlers who were counted among the best of all time, don't drink or use drugs [note]any more, in Michaels' case[/note], and neither was particularly about having to turn heel because the [[Wrestling/HulkHogan biggest]] [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson face]] of the previous generation wanted to come back and beat them in a one-off appearance. However, Michaels is a born-again Christian who considers Wrestling/TripleH his best friend and only retired from wrestling because he [[GameBreakingInjury had to]]. Punk is a lifelong atheist, he and Triple H absolutely despise one another, and even though he was in terrible health when he quit wrestling he has since recovered enough to be medically cleared to fight in UFC.
15th Nov '17 6:03:43 PM AM_NK
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** At the end of the June 27, 2011 edition of Raw, Punk ''went off''. Calling out [[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]] and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] for kissing Vince's ass, name dropping Wrestling/RingOfHonor and other wrestling promotions, applauding Paul Heyman, and acknowledging a [[BreakingTheFourthWall wall break]]. The show ends abruptly with his mic being cut off, though the audience was enjoying every second.
** On the July 11, 2011 edition of ''Raw'', Punk manages back to back speeches on Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and Wrestling/JohnCena. The one about Cena, especially, in which after talking about how Cena had always liked to consider himself the underdog just like the Boston Red Sox, Punk told him that it was no longer the case for either the man or the team (with the result of a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Cena, which likewise made some good points).
--->'''Punk:''' I'm not gonna have ''you'' sit here and belittle me, say ''I've'' lost sight, ''I've'' lost sight of things, ''John''? The reason I say I'm gonna take that and walk out is because I ''don't'' fit a certain mold, because ''I'' am the underdog, and that's exactly what ''you've'' lost sight of! Earlier in this ring, you mentioned great wrestlers like Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and you said that ''they'' used to look at ''you'' and say "the kid couldn't hang," and now ''you'' stand here and look at ''me'' as the kid that can't hang...What you are is what you hate! You're the ten-time WWE Champion, you're the man! Ladies and gentlemen, the champ is here! You, like the Red Sox, like Boston, are ''no'' longer the underdog! You're a ''dynasty''! You are what you hate! You have become the [[InvincibleHero New]] [[JerkassHasAPoint York]] [[BerserkButton Yankees]]!"
** Gives one to Triple H, John Laurinaitis, and John Cena on the August 8, 2011 episode of ''Raw'', calling the former two out on the firings of several superstars and the latter out on being above it all.
** He would then level a MASSIVE one two weeks before the 2012 ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' at Johnny Ace, seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZhjI_xYUQTQ#t=359s here]]. It's especially notable in that it was the one thing that finally caused [[VillainousBreakdown Johnny to lose his cool]].
---> '''Punk:''' You don't like me, but it has nothing to do with who I am and if I could be your psychologist for a moment, it has everything to do with who you are ''not.'' See, the people have no idea who you are. That's because when you were a competitor in [[InsistentTerminology sports entertainment]] as you like to call it, you had the look, but oh boy ''oh boy'' did you ever suck. And that must have been really, really difficult Johnny, your brother being one half of the legendary Road Warriors, and you never amounting to much more than road''kill''. See you were boring, you weren't charismatic, you were vanilla--that's right, ''boring''! And it kills you that you never made it to this stage, the WWE, as a competitor, so you traded in your lame-ass tights for your equally lame-ass suit. You went from somebody who just sucked to somebody who just sucked ''up''. And now that you're your corporate YesMan, you take your eyes and you look at a guy like me and you can't stand the fact that the last year of my career, I've achieved more than you have in your entire ''life!''

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** At the end of the June 27, 2011 edition of Raw, Punk ''went off''. Calling out [[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]] and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson
TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The Rock]] for kissing Vince's ass, name dropping Wrestling/RingOfHonor and other wrestling promotions, applauding Paul Heyman, and acknowledging a [[BreakingTheFourthWall wall break]]. The show ends abruptly with guy's so awesome at them, he has [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech/CMPunk his mic being cut off, though the audience was enjoying every second.
** On the July 11, 2011 edition of ''Raw'', Punk manages back to back speeches on Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and Wrestling/JohnCena. The one about Cena, especially, in which after talking about how Cena had always liked to consider himself the underdog just like the Boston Red Sox, Punk told him that it was no longer the case for either the man or the team (with the result of a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Cena, which likewise made some good points).
--->'''Punk:''' I'm not gonna have ''you'' sit here and belittle me, say ''I've'' lost sight, ''I've'' lost sight of things, ''John''? The reason I say I'm gonna take that and walk out is because I ''don't'' fit a certain mold, because ''I'' am the underdog, and that's exactly what ''you've'' lost sight of! Earlier in this ring, you mentioned great wrestlers like Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and you said that ''they'' used to look at ''you'' and say "the kid couldn't hang," and now ''you'' stand here and look at ''me'' as the kid that can't hang...What you are is what you hate! You're the ten-time WWE Champion, you're the man! Ladies and gentlemen, the champ is here! You, like the Red Sox, like Boston, are ''no'' longer the underdog! You're a ''dynasty''! You are what you hate! You have become the [[InvincibleHero New]] [[JerkassHasAPoint York]] [[BerserkButton Yankees]]!"
** Gives one to Triple H, John Laurinaitis, and John Cena on the August 8, 2011 episode of ''Raw'', calling the former two out on the firings of several superstars and the latter out on being above it all.
** He would then level a MASSIVE one two weeks before the 2012 ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' at Johnny Ace, seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZhjI_xYUQTQ#t=359s here]]. It's especially notable in that it was the one thing that finally caused [[VillainousBreakdown Johnny to lose his cool]].
---> '''Punk:''' You don't like me, but it has nothing to do with who I am and if I could be your psychologist for a moment, it has everything to do with who you are ''not.'' See, the people have no idea who you are. That's because when you were a competitor in [[InsistentTerminology sports entertainment]] as you like to call it, you had the look, but oh boy ''oh boy'' did you ever suck. And that must have been really, really difficult Johnny, your brother being one half of the legendary Road Warriors, and you never amounting to much more than road''kill''. See you were boring, you weren't charismatic, you were vanilla--that's right, ''boring''! And it kills you that you never made it to this stage, the WWE, as a competitor, so you traded in your lame-ass tights for your equally lame-ass suit. You went from somebody who just sucked to somebody who just sucked ''up''. And now that you're your corporate YesMan, you take your eyes and you look at a guy like me and you can't stand the fact that the last year of my career, I've achieved more than you have in your entire ''life!''
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