In a sign that she is preparing for life after WWE some day, Lana recently revealed through social media that she has started working on several writing projects. A movie script and a television pilot are being written, in case Hollywood comes calling some day. She also noted that she was writing a book and potentially a comic book, a door which was recently opened when CM Punk transitioned from being a wrestler to working for Marvel.
October 17, 2015
When asked if he would be willing to fight CM Punk in a UFC match, Alberto Del Rio said he would if the offer was fair and right. However, that does not mean that there is any animosity between the two former WWE stars. They're just competitive guys who are on friendly terms. Del Rio even stated that he was going to attend the debut match of Punk, which still has not been booked by Dana White.
September 18, 2015
If you're an independent wrestling promoter, and you want to have AJ Lee on your show, then it is going to cost you at least $15,000. She is asking for that as her daily rate and traveling expenses. Of course, the former diva isn't all that eager to take on these bookings at the moment because she does not really need the money. She would rather spend time with CM Punk as he trains for his UFC debut.
July 30, 2015
While he had no qualms about discussing the topic through social media, CM Punk opted for the high road when asked about the Hulk Hogan controversy during a questions and answers session with UFC fans this week. The former world heavyweight champion playfully mocked Hogan online by referencing an old Booker T interview and the much maligned Bill Cosby, another 80s icon.
July 26, 2015
One of the more interesting things that were revealed by CM Punk during his convention appearance over the weekend was the fact that he has already auditioned for a role in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. He refused to reveal which character he was trying out for, however. Punk wants to add movie star to his resume that already includes professional wrestler, mixed martial arts fighter and comic book writer.
April 26, 2015
Rumors broke over the weekend that CM Punk was going to be writing a new comic book on the Punisher. It turned out to be another character instead, even though Punk did admit that he really wanted to write one for the Punisher. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that the character that Marvel gave him was Drax the Destroyer, which interestingly enough is portrayed by Batista in Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
April 26, 2015
Earlier in the year, CM Punk achieved one of his lifelong goals by writing an official Thor comic book and having it published to the world. Well, apparently, Marvel was pretty impressed with his abilities because they have decided to let him write a story for another famous comic book superhero. Punk is expected to be announced as the new writer for the Punisher at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo event on Sunday.
April 24, 2015
Challengers Comics had an event in Chicago on Saturday, and CM Punk made a rare public appearance to promote his new Thor comic book. In a sign that his popularity is still massive, the line of fans waiting to see him wrapped around three blocks. Many stood in 15 degree temperature for hours just for the opportunity to meet and greet the former WWE and current UFC star. Camera crews were filming the event for a documentary.
March 1, 2015
USA Today was given a brief preview of the new Thor comic book that CM Punk is writing. The story involves Mephisto coming back in time and having a drinking contest with the hammer wielding superhero. Other aspects of the story revealed were that Thor was being irresponsible and having way too much fun being the god of thunder. Punk will more than likely show how the character matures before becoming a member of the Avengers.
January 31, 2015
In another sign that the two sides are drifting apart further and further, WWE has ordered a comic book production company called Paper Cutz to remove CM Punk from any upcoming material produced for the company. Reports are stating that Punk has full rights to his name and usage, so the move had to be done. If that were the case, then this is a huge victory for the performers, as many of them have had to forfeit their rights, in order to get a contract.
January 5, 2015