Trivia: CM Punk
- Author Existence Failure:
- Big Name Fan
- Executive Veto: Says he got to keep his ring name and gimmick because Paul Heyman was against repackaging CM Punk. Depending on when this happened, Alexis Laree might have benefited to, as she was still around Punk around the time "writers" were experimenting with a new gimmick for him.
- Hey, It's That Guy!
- Irony as She Is Cast
"There is no god, and that cage wasn't thirty feet."
- Punk's increasingly mad savior character from Straight Edge Society and The Nexus has a lot of creepy religious undertones; real-life Punk is notoriously anti-religious. His response to Teddy Hart saying God made him able to jump off a thirty foot cage?
- CM Punk as Satan
- Which itself was a nod taken Up to Eleven at a line Punk said in the promo that turned him heel and started the original Summer of Punk.
- Alternatively, it could be a Development Gag alluding to when he got his head shaved by Rey Mysterio. Punk's original concept for the mask (before Vince McMahon made him change it), included devil horns.
- One of Us
- He is a comic reader and self-described nerd.
- Also, he's a fan of many aspects of pop culture, as he often quotes other media. A good example would be him comparing Laurinaitis to Lumbergh from Office Space without any of the comedy and blasting Lauranitis for being so out of touch.
- Posted on his Twitter the morning after he won the WWE title from John Cena at Money In The Bank 2011: "On my couch. About to put the title on the line against Piston Honda."
- Promoted Fanboy: According to the WWE-produced Best in the World DVD, one of Punk's ex-girlfriends mentioned that Punk is intensely devoted to the wrestling business and being a professional wrestler.
- Revival by Commercialization: His revival of "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour as a theme in 2011 led to a resurgence of popularity in the iTunes charts, especially in the U.S. and the UK.
- Romance on the Set: Dated Lucy, Tracy Brooks, Beth Phoenix as well as Lita. Eventually married AJ Lee.
- What Could Have Been: When WWE creative approached him with the idea of having a security force stable centered around him, they suggested Daniel Bryan, The Big Show, and one call-up from developmental (most likely Seth Rollins). He had an idea instead for the stable to be all developmental call-ups, specifically featuring Rollins along with Dean Ambrose and Chris Hero. They liked the idea, but rejected Hero, so we got Roman Reigns instead and Punk wasn't directly involved with the end product of The Shield.