|CM Punk Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 26, 1978|
||A. J. Lee|
CM Punk is an American professional wrestler, actor, professional mixed martial arts commentator, and retired mixed martial artist who is best known for his time in WWE, where his 434-day reign as WWE Champion has stood as the 6th-longest in title history. He has also been signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as well as Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) as a commentator. As a mixed martial artist, he signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Moreover, he has also been a part of shows and movies like The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!, Monster Garage, Queens of the Ring, Jakob’s Wife, Ghost Hunters, and Heels.
Phillip Jack Brooks
Nick Name / Ring Name
CM Punk, Chick Magnet Punk, Cookie Master, Phil, PJ, The Best in the World, The Second City Saint, The Second City Savior, The Straight-Edge Savior, The Straight-Edge Superstar, The Voice of the Voiceless
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
CM Punk studied at Lockport Township High School, a public high school in Lockport, Illinois, United States.
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Professional Mixed Martial Arts Commentator, Retired Mixed Martial Artist
- Father – He was an engineer.
- Mother – Harriett Jadwiga (Kowalski) (Homemaker)
- Siblings – He has 5 siblings.
- Others – Clarence J. Brooks (Paternal Grandfather), Mildred (Paternal Grandmother), Boleslaw Kowalski (Maternal Grandfather), Marya/Maria Soszynska (Maternal Grandmother)
CM Punk’s managers are –
- Milo Beasley
- Tracy Brooks
- Bobby Heenan
- Paul Heyman
- Alexis Laree / Vicki Adams
- Joshua Masters
- James Mitchell
- Dave Prazak
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $8 Million.
6 ft or 183 cm
His billed height is though 6 ft 2 in or 188 cm.
98 kg or 216 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
CM Punk has dated –
- Becky Bayless – He was romantically linked to Becky Bayless while working in the wrestling industry. She is almost 10 inches shorter than him.
- Allison Danger – Punk also briefly dated Canadian retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager Cathy Corino (stage name: Allison Danger).
- Tracy Brookshaw (2003) – CM Punk has dated fellow pro wrestler, Tracy Brookshaw in 2003.
- Mickie James (2003) – Punk supposedly dated wrestler Mickie James in 2003 as they were both working for TNA and were supposed to debut in WWE together as an onscreen couple in 2005.
- Shannon Spruill (2003) – In the same year, i.e. 2003, Punk was romantically linked to Shannon Spruill, an American actress. They dated for a couple of months in that year.
- Maria Kanellis (2005-2007) – After Punk joined Ohio Valley Wrestling, he met Maria Kanellis, who worked there as an interviewer. It was also believed that during these 2 years (from 2003 to 2005), they had 2 children together, named Abel Phillip, and Sophie.
- Kelly Kelly (2007-2009)
- Amy Dumas (2009-2010; 2013) – Amy Dumas (better known as Lita) had dated in 2009 with Punk when he moved to WWE. They dated together for a year and split in March 2010, which was confirmed by Matt Hardy. But, in April 2013, it was reported that the two of them were again dating each other.
- Elizabeth Carolan (2011) – Elizabeth (also known by her stage name as Beth Phoenix) had a fling with Punk in October 2011.
- A.J. Lee (2013-Present) – CM Punk started dating WWE Diva AJ Lee in September 2013. The duo then engaged in March 2014. On June 13, 2014, the couple got married.
Race / Ethnicity
CM Punk is of English, German, and Irish descent on his father’s side and has Polish roots on his maternal side.
His body is filled with a number of tattoos. He has more than 9 tattoos on his whole body.
His body specifications might be –
- Chest – 52 inches
- Arms / Biceps – 18 inches
- Waist – 34 inches
Best Known For
Working as a professional wrestler with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).
He appeared in a TV movie WWE Hall of Fame 2006 in 2006 as himself.
First TV Show
His first appearance on television was in 2002 in NWA: Total Nonstop Action as himself in episode no. 13 of season 1.
For wrestling, he gets world-class training from many of the famous names including Steel Domain Wrestling School, Ace Steel, Danny Dominion, Kevin Quinn, Dave Taylor, Fit Finlay, and William Regal.
- Finishing Moves
- Anaconda Vise (Arm-trap triangle choke)
- GTS – Go To Sleep (Fireman’s carry dropped into a knee lift)
- Anaconda vise or an arm-triangle choke
- Pepsi Plunge
- Shining wizard
- Signature Moves
- Arm trap swinging neckbreaker
- Arm wrench followed by stepping a leg over the wrenched arm and performing a mule kick with the leg below the opponent’s face
- Diving crossbody
- Diving elbow drop
- Pepsi Twist
- Koji Clutch
- Mongolian chop
- Multiple kick variations
- Step-up Enzuigiri
- Sitout suplex slam
- Slingshot somersault senton
- Springboard clothesline
- Step-up high knee to a cornered opponent followed by a bulldog
- Suicide dive
- Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker
CM Punk Favorite Things
- Comics – Preacher
- Wrestler – Jerry Fox
- Place – Japan
- Female Wrestlers – Bull Nakano, Beth Phoenix, Daizee Haze
- Type of Match – Royal Rumble
Source – Wikipedia, CMPunk.com
CM Punk Facts
- He started indulging in wrestling in his early years only.
- His father struggled with alcoholism and that inspired Brooks to follow a straight edge lifestyle from an early age. He once said, “Straight Edge isn’t a gimmick! It’s a way of life.”
- His mother suffered from bipolar disorder and due to that, he became estranged from her.
- He supports same-sex marriage.
- Punk has a Pepsi logo on his left shoulder.
- Phillip Jack Brooks or CM Punk is an enthusiastic fan of Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks.
- He is a pescetarian. It is a diet practice in which one eats seafood (preferably fish) and not the flesh of other animals.
- CM Punk had been raised in a poor family. His father was an alcoholic.
- He revealed in an interview to IGN that he never smokes, doesn’t take drugs, and doesn’t even drink.
- As he never indulges himself in drinking and smoking, Punk is always chosen as the one to drive other friends safely at home (when all are out for a party).
- His dream match is to team himself with Chris Benoit and fight against Fit Finlay and William Regal.
- He made his debut in 1999 and that was the time, he turned into a professional.
- Punk has given his voice to the character “CM Punkrock” in the 2015 animated movie “Flintstones”.
- He first used his ring name CM Punk when he was put into a tag team, named the Chick Magnets with CM Venom.
- Punk has stated that he uses his ring name C.M., which is a short name for “Cookie Master”. The name was given by his mother when he was young due to his love for cookies.
- He would like Rocky Romero to be his valet.
- His favorite way to relax is by working out.
- He has been a supporter of LGBT rights.
- In September 2023, he was suspended by All Elite Wrestling (AEW) after his dispute with wrestler Jack Perry.
- In November 2023, he returned to WWE after a gap of 9 years after leaving it in 2014. He was seen at WWE’s Survivor Series 2023 in Chicago.