All Elite Wrestling has signed CM Punk as a professional wrestler and mixed martial arts pundit. The net worth of CM Punk is $12 million. He is well known for his career in WWE, where he won many titles and has one of the longest WWE Champion reigns (434 days). After retiring from WWE in 2014, he fought for four years in the Ultimate Fighting Championship before returning to wrestling in the All Elite Wrestling banner.
Early Life and Beginnings of Career
Phillip Jack Brooks, often known as CM Punk, was born on October 26, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois to an engineer father and a housewife mother. He grew up in Lockport and attended Lockport Township High School. Brooks has five brothers and sisters. As a result of his father’s alcoholism, he chose a straight-edge lifestyle at a young age, which he maintained throughout his adulthood.
In the mid-to-late 1990s, Brooks and his friends and brother Mike participated in the Lunatic Wrestling Federation, a backyard wrestling organisation. He began using the ring name CM Punk when he was paired with CM Venom in the tag team Chick Magnets. Brooks participated in the wrestling programme at Chicago’s Steel Dominion after leaving the federation. In 2002, he won the International Wrestling Cartel Heavyweight Championship and quickly achieved success on the independent circuit.
Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling are two popular wrestling promotions. Punk joined the Ring of Honor promotion in 2002, making his ring debut at ROH All Star Extravaganza. As he ascended through the ranks of the organisation, Punk and Colt Cabana won the ROH Tag Team Championship twice. Punk earned the ROH World Champion in June 2005 after defeating Austin Aries at Death Before Dishonor III.
Punk joined NWA: Total Nonstop Action alongside Julio Dinero while he was still wrestling for Ring of Honor. However, administrators felt that the two were not living up to their allotted roles as villains in the tale. In March of 2004, Punk left TNA after a conflict with officials about his ability to continue wrestling in ROH while remaining in TNA.
In 2005, Punk was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling, a WWE developmental territory. Shortly thereafter, he defeated Ken Doane to win the OVW Television Championship. Punk defeated Brent Albright the following year to capture the OVW Heavyweight Championship; he went on to defend the title against Johnny Jeter and Ken Kennedy, among others. Later, he added another success to his record when he and Seth Skyfire won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.
During his initial tenure in the WWE, from 2005 until 2014, CM Punk won the WWE Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship three times. He also won the Intercontinental Title and the ECW World Heavyweight Title. In addition, he won the World Tag Team Championship, making him WWE’s nineteenth Triple Crown Champion and the fastest wrestler to accomplish this feat.
Among other distinctions, Punk is the only individual to win Money in the Bank consecutively. The 2011 Slammy Award for Superstar of the Year was awarded to him.
Brooks withdrew from professional wrestling in 2014 after becoming disillusioned with WWE. In August of 2021, he returned to All Elite Wrestling, making his debut at the “Rampage” First Dance event. Subsequently, he battled Darby Allin and defeated him at All Out.
Commentary on the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Punk signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship after retiring from professional wrestling to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. He made his professional debut as a welterweight at UFC 203 in 2016, losing by submission to Mickey Gall. He then lost his second fight to Mike Jackson by unanimous decision at UFC 225 in 2018, which was reversed three years later when Jackson tested positive for marijuana. In 2018, Punk was released from the UFC shortly after this fight.
Punk became a commentator for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships in November 2018. In addition, he began serving as a commentator on the Fox Sports 1 programme “WWE Backstage.”
Brooks’ wrestling persona of CM Punk, which he has employed throughout his entire professional career, has been continuously presented as combative, outspoken, and rebellious yet restrained; these characteristics are all derived from Brooks’ actual personality. In addition, he was noted for incorporating overtly anti-establishment ideas into his appearances.
In addition, Punk covered his body with a multitude of tattoos, many of which became emblems and mantras of his professional identity. His tattoos consist of a Pepsi Globe, the phrases “Straight Edge” and “Drug Free,” as well as the Cobra Command emblem.
Personal History and Filmography
Brooks married April Mendez, better known by her ring name AJ Lee, in 2014.
In the latter part of the 2010s, Brooks began a film acting career. In the 2019 horror thriller “Girl on the Third Floor,” he played an ex-convict who purchases an odd old house in the Chicago suburbs. Brooks had a minor appearance in “Rabid,” a remake of the eponymous David Cronenberg film, in the same year. Later, he appeared in the 2021 horror film “Jakob’s Wife,” which debuted at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
In 2010, CM Punk bought $2,125,000,000 for a property in a Chicago suburb.
In December 2021, CM Punk spent $4 million for a residence in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles. According to a story from Dirt.com, CM paid $700,000 more over the asking price for the residence at the time of acquisition.