As some of you may already know, CM Punk and Sheamus both auditioned for the role of Rocksteady in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The latter ended up getting the part. Punk was asked about losing out to his former coworker during a recent interview. He stated that he was fine with it because the studios really were looking for two heavily muscular performers for the part.
August 14, 2015
A war of words erupted yesterday between CM Punk and a UFC fighter named Cathal Pendred, who might be using this to drum up attention for himself. Pendrid mocked Punk for being a former professional wrestler that is simply using his fame to get himself a spot in the biggest MMA promotion on the planet. Punk countered by pointing out that he has made a whole lot more money than Pendred has.
August 12, 2015
Dana White caused quite the controversy when he said that professional wrestling was fake. It elicited quite the rage from Taz. When asked how he felt about Kevin Nash and CM Punk using the same term to describe the industry, the ECW legend stated that he was fine with that because Nash and Punk have paid their dues to the business. They have sacrificed their bodies to entertain the fans for years.
August 9, 2015
A post on Twitter where CM Punk states that anyone that has been at Wrestlemania should never be allowed to run for president of the United States, except for him. This comment caused a bit of controversy within the internet wrestling community because people viewed it as a jab at fans.
August 7, 2015
During a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Big E Langston revealed that CM Punk saved his career with WWE. Langston was worried that he was going to be sent back down to NXT, but Punk went to management and specifically asked to work with him. The two of them had no previous allegiance backstage, so this was simply a case of Punk wanting to him a coworker out.
August 7, 2015
When it was revealed earlier in the year that CM Punk had decided to move from Chicago to Milwaukee to be closer to his MMA gym, many had wondered how AJ Lee would react to the situation. Apparently, she is quite the supportive wife. While she might have been reluctant at first, Punk states that AJ absolutely loves their new hometown now.
August 6, 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
MMA legend Don Frye is quite the opinionated person, and he proved that once again when asked about CM Punk trying to pursue a career in UFC. He stated that it cheapened the sport because the company is going to hand pick opponents for Punk. Frye said that it was more of a reality television show as opposed to the combat sport that he once thrived in.
July 11, 2015
For someone that had been in the professional wrestling industry for so many years, CM Punk has been rather quiet in his quest to become a star in UFC. Mick Foley thinks that is fine because the former world heavyweight champion is focused on training at the moment. Foley feels that Punk will start being a promoter when he gets closer to his debut match.
July 10, 2015