A rebel, a revolutionary, a hero, a living legend and whatnot, CM Punk's WWE career's illustration couldn’t be beaded in one string. Phillip Jack Brook or better known by his in-ring name CM Punk was a trailblazer who became one of the most popular stars of his era. His enigma among the true WWE fans is immortal and is capable of drawing huge draw even if he returns to the company now, having lost what he always looked up to back in 2014.
The way he left the company there was no closure of his character. He had probably the biggest feud with the management and was pretty much vocal on the microphone about it. His numerous issues with the company made him a fan favorite and he single-handedly revolutionized the WWE universe.
He was a modern-day great and also was termed as the “Best in the World'. He earned this abbreviation by defeating John Cena for the WWE Championship in a marathon match after which he took the title and left the company with the whole arena backing him. People were seen holding banners written ‘If Punk loses we RIOT', this was the influence of CM Punk on the minds of the WWE universe.
As we all know, there is no such thing called ‘Drug-free' in WWE, but CM Punk was an exception. He was the only ‘straight-edge' wrestler i.e. drug-free. His final WWE Championship reign lasted for 434 days which is already a record in the 21st century.
The guy was a trendsetter, his in-ring abilities differentiated him from every other wrestler, but his mic skills were probably the best after Stone Cold ‘Steve Austin' and the one and only Brahma Bull ‘The Rock'. He has had some memorable feuds in a ravishing 12 years career including the likes of Randy Orton, The Shield (3-man stable), Kane, Jeff Hardy, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, The Rock, and John Cena.
His issues with the WWE are far from being settled and it looks highly unlikely of him returning to the WWE ring ever again. As of now, he is associated with WWE's backstage programming where he has not had any words with the WWE management as he is working exclusively for the FOX network.
His immortality in the hearts of WWE universe is never dying as even after 6 years of his retirement, the people in the WWE arena are still seen chanting his name.
Age: 41 years (October 26, 1978)
Weight: 218 lbs
$ 8 to 9 million
‘The Cult of Personality'
Rumors and CM Punk is a merry go round story. The rumors always pop up of him returning to the WWE ring sooner rather than later, as this is one exception if you are a fan favorite. However, there is no such authentic news.