History Wrestling / CMPunk

24th Sep '16 8:00:12 AM mugiwara
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* {{Leitmotif}}: "Miseria Cantare" - AFI in ROH[=/=]FIP, prior to "Cult of Personality" anyway.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Punk has used various entrance themes for the entirety of his Professional Wrestling career, including "Miseria Cantare" - Cantare (The Beginning)" by AFI in ROH[=/=]FIP, prior to Ring of Honor and "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage for the first half of his WWE career. Nonetheless, he is best identified with Living Colour's "Cult of Personality" anyway.Personality," as he used it on the most defining moments of his career in both ROH and WWE (the "Summer of Punk" angles), and most recently, in the UFC.
16th Sep '16 6:50:56 PM Gimere
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** CM Punk legitimately lives a UsefulNotes/StraightEdge lifestyle, spurred by the hatred of his father's drunken wastedness, and this eventually became the basis for his career-defining gimmick.
** Also, CM Punk's winning Ring of Honor's world title in what was said to be his last scheduled match before leaving for WWE; instead of telling fans that he had more appearances scheduled before his actual departure, ROH let Punk lead the fans on that he was going to steal the title, take it to WWE with him, and break the title's line of succession. He even went so far as to sign ''his WWE contract'' on the belt in one of his most infamous promos.
** Rumors of him not resigning with WWE led to an angle similar to the one in Ring of Honor in which Punk has vowed to take the WWE title with him in exile upon defeating John Cena at ''Money in the Bank 2011''. (Which he ''did''.)
** Potentially a WorkedShoot, but his feud with Wrestling/JeffHardy has many, many elements of this, Punk brought up some extremely reasonable points when pointing out the enabling nature of the fans and Jeff towards each other.
** In WWE, there are a multitude of references towards Punk being extremely gifted in the women department, references that (by all accounts) are all true.
** Punk's ECW World Championship win occurred ''when'' it did because Wrestling/JohnMorrison was about to go on a suspension due to violating the Wellness Policy. It's [[WildMassGuessing believed]] that his initial Money in the Bank win happened under similar circumstances, as Wrestling/JeffHardy (whom WWE was pushing as their next big face at the time) did the same thing and missed ''[=WrestleMania=]'' because of it.
16th Sep '16 6:48:18 PM Gimere
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* FollowTheLeader: Darts player and CM Punk {{Fanboy}} Paul Nicholson has to this to a tee. Just compare this video of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvArL38BuGo Nicholson's walk-on]] to Punk's entrance at Money in the Bank 2011 and it's practically a carbon copy. Past entrances also include wearing a [[Wrestling/TheNexus Nexus]]-branded scarf, coming out to "We Are One" (Nexus' entrance theme), and having Xs drawn on his hand like Punk.
11th Sep '16 9:25:15 AM ZeroPotential
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On December 6, 2014, Punk confirmed that he signed a multi-fight contract with UFC and will debut sometime in 2016.

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On December 6, 2014, Punk confirmed that he signed a multi-fight contract with UFC and will debut sometime in debuted at UFC 203 on September 10 2016.
3rd Sep '16 7:45:44 AM BDA1978
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* GoodIsNotNice: Infamously surly and curmudgeonly even as a face.
31st Aug '16 5:07:45 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: This is the problem he's been having with Raw GM John Laurinaitis. In the gauntlet match on ''Raw'' at the end of 2011 with Dolph Ziggler, Punk has Ziggler pinned, but the ref is talking with Laurinaitis, who came out and "fairly" removed Swagger and Vickie Guerrero from ringside for earlier interference, ''during'' the match. Punk goes to ward him off, only to get Zig-Zagged by Dolph for the 1-2-3, which earns him a WWE Title match the following week. In that match, Punk has Ziggler locked in the Anaconda Vice and tapping, only for the ref to miss it again because the Raw GM is "dutifully" instructing the man to replace a turnbuckle pad that came loose during the match.
** This has resulted in Laurinaitis installing himself as the special referee for the Punk-Ziggler title rematch at Royal Rumble, and the PrecisionFStrike of a warning delivered above.
** After being warned that he would be stripped of the his title if Wrestling/TheShield interfered in his match against The Rock at the Royal Rumble, he called them out on Smackdown, and told them not to get involved, saying they stood for justice, and it would be a great injustice if Punk lost the title.
29th Aug '16 9:20:44 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: He held the WWE Championship for 434 days, until he lost it at the 2013 ''Royal Rumble''. He surpassed John Cena's record of 380 days on December 5th, for the longest WWE Championship reign since February 1988. [[SmugSnake And we know this because he updated the count in a promo]] ''at least OnceAnEpisode.''
30th Jul '16 10:39:44 AM nombretomado
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* GroinAttack: ''Extreme Rules 2012.'' ChrisJericho's balls, meet kendo stick. [[ShareTheMalePain Yeowch.]]

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* GroinAttack: ''Extreme Rules 2012.'' ChrisJericho's Wrestling/ChrisJericho's balls, meet kendo stick. [[ShareTheMalePain Yeowch.]]
13th Jul '16 8:18:12 AM BDA1978
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** Punk and the ''Money in the Bank'' concept in general. Punk is the only one to have ever won the Money in the Bank Ladder match twice - and back-to-back to boot - and is the second person to cash in the briefcase twice. In fact, he cashed in his first one and won his first world title off of the ''other'' guy who's cashed in the briefcase twice - Wrestling/{{Edge}}. Then he won the WWE Championship at the 2011 ''Money in the Bank'' pay-per-view off of John Cena in his hometown of Chicago, in a match that would catapult him into superstardom after he ran off with said title on the night his contract expired - which happened to be the same night as the PPV. He would lose the WWE title to Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, who cashed in ''his'' Money in the Bank briefcase, which he won at the very same pay-per-view that Punk had won the title.

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** Punk and the ''Money in the Bank'' concept in general. Punk is the only one to have ever won the Money in the Bank Ladder match twice - and back-to-back to boot - and is the second person to cash in the briefcase twice. In fact, he cashed in his first one and won his first world title off of the ''other'' guy who's cashed in the briefcase twice - Wrestling/{{Edge}}. Then he won the WWE Championship at the 2011 ''Money in the Bank'' pay-per-view off of John Cena in his hometown of Chicago, in a match that would catapult him into superstardom after he ran off with said title on the night his contract expired - which happened to be the same night as the PPV. He would lose the WWE title to Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, who cashed in ''his'' Money in the Bank briefcase, which he won at the very same pay-per-view that Punk had won the title. Punk even lampshaded it, harboring no hard feelings to Del Rio and solely blaming Triple H and Kevin Nash.
4th Jul '16 5:05:19 AM JamesAustin
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** On the 900th episode of ''Raw'', Punk showed some clips from Raw's past shows to show the show's lack of "Family Values". One clip he showed was from Episode #691 where John Cena threw Wrestling/{{Edge}} into the Long Island Sound. After watching the clip, Punk quoted "Ladies and Gentlemen, I, for one would never throw another competitor into any body of water". This [[BlatantLies Blatant Lie]] is in all likelihood a direct reference to Punk's "Gulf of Mexico Match" that he had with Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr on ECW in February 2008.

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** On the 900th episode of ''Raw'', Punk showed some clips from Raw's past shows to show the show's lack of "Family Values". One clip he showed was from Episode #691 where John Cena threw Wrestling/{{Edge}} into the Long Island Sound. After watching the clip, Punk quoted "Ladies and Gentlemen, I, for one would never throw another competitor into any body of water". This [[BlatantLies Blatant Lie]] {{Blatant Lie|s}} is in all likelihood a direct reference to Punk's "Gulf of Mexico Match" that he had with Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr on ECW in February 2008.



** He is one of the few Superstars who really does keep continuity as much as possible. In addition to the Kelly and Orton moments above, he also hung a lampshade about Vince's stip to have Cena fired if Cena did not beat Punk at ''Money in the Bank'', stating that Cena's stipulated "retirement" in 2010 lasted all of a week. He also brought up the failed runs of Wrestling/ColtCabana and [[[[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Luke Gallows]] during his worked-shoot run during that feud.

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** He is one of the few Superstars who really does keep continuity as much as possible. In addition to the Kelly and Orton moments above, he also hung a lampshade about Vince's stip to have Cena fired if Cena did not beat Punk at ''Money in the Bank'', stating that Cena's stipulated "retirement" in 2010 lasted all of a week. He also brought up the failed runs of Wrestling/ColtCabana and [[[[Wrestling/DrewHankinson [[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Luke Gallows]] during his worked-shoot run during that feud.



** in Punk's 2011 "Pipebomb" promo, he lambasted the WWE for wasting great talent, and putting Wrestling/TheRock and Cena in the main event at ''Wrestlemania'', despite the former no longer working for the company. Come 2014, and he walked out on WWE. The reasons (other than a purposefully misdiagnosed staph infection)? WWE was wasting great talent (in this case Wrestling/DanielBryan), and that The Rock was fighting Cena in the main event of ''Wrestlemania'' (again).

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** in In Punk's 2011 "Pipebomb" promo, he lambasted the WWE for wasting great talent, and putting Wrestling/TheRock [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] and Cena in the main event at ''Wrestlemania'', ''[=WrestleMania=]'', despite the former no longer working for the company. Come 2014, and he legitimely walked out on WWE. The reasons (other than a purposefully misdiagnosed staph infection)? WWE was wasting great talent (in this case Wrestling/DanielBryan), [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]), and that The Rock was fighting Cena in the main event of ''Wrestlemania'' ''[=WrestleMania=]'' (again).
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