While he has largely stayed away from things related to professional wrestling, CM Punk did have a little involvement this week. The former world heavyweight champion attended a screening of They Live, the movie which Roddy Piper is famous for starring in. Punk was tasked with giving a speech about the WWE legend. Through social media, he stated that it was an honor to do that for Piper.
October 19, 2015
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
There is an action horror movie being made right now called Hellstorm. The plot is that the financial world collapses and a huge world war breaks out. The film will focus on the aftermath, where survivors band together to live. UFC star CM Punk and former WWE diva AJ Lee both have parts in the movie. No word yet on how big their roles are going to be. Filming starts in November.
September 20, 2015
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
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
During his much talked about podcast interview with Colt Cabana, CM Punk revealed that he was up for the lead role of 12 Rounds Reloaded, but Randy Orton got the part instead. Those were not the only two wrestlers that were being considered by WWE at the time. John Cena was the first choice, as management wanted him to reprise his character from the first movie. It has now also been discovered that Chris Jericho turned down the role as well.
December 19, 2014