Since the company heavily publicizes it, it is no secret that WWE is working with Komen to help raise awareness for breast cancer. CM Punk, however, has been urging fans to avoid that charitable foundation. The former world heavyweight champion does not think that they are completely honest with the money that gets donated. Punk wants fans to do some research and find a better place to send their money if they want to help.
October 6, 2015
Critics were already complaining that CM Punk was taking too long to make his debut in UFC. Those complaints are about to be even louder, as the former world heavyweight champion has now suffered some sort of shoulder injury while doing MMA training. That means that his debut match will have to be postponed for a couple of months. Punk does not want to step into the ring until he feels that he is truly ready to compete.
October 5, 2015
The wait might almost be over. Rumors are floating around that UFC officials have started looking at potential opponents for CM Punk. They feel that he has advanced far enough in his training for them to do that now. Of course, it is not a simple process, as the matchmakers still need to factor in the marketing side of seeing the debut match of a former WWE Heavyweight Champion. An announcement is expected soon.
September 24, 2015
Though he spends most of his waking hour doing training for his UFC debut, CM Punk does take a moment or two for leisure. He knows that it is a necessary ingredient for his mental and physical health. The former world heavyweight champion was spotted at Riot Fest, where he got on stage with his good friend. Lars Frederiksen of Rancid. Punk also got to hang out with Living Colour, the band that does his theme song.
September 14, 2015
While much of the internet wrestling community is still emotional about the way that CM Punk walked out on WWE, Bret Hart has a different opinion. He completely agrees with how Punk did it. In fact, Hart seemed extremely proud of the former world heavyweight champion for doing that because he feels that Punk stood up for every performer backstage by willingly leaving in order to stand up for what he believes in.
September 3, 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
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
During a recent interview, CM Punk revealed that Dusty Rhodes was not one of the people that he had backstage heat with in WWE. In fact, the former world heavyweight champion revealed that they actually had a really good relationship. Even when he left the company, Rhodes would still send personal text messages to him.
June 15, 2015
Back before he left WWE, CM Punk was praised by the internet wrestling community for being the guy backstage that provided the voice for the lower card performers. Darren Young confirmed that status during a recent interview. Young stated that when he first came out, Punk hugged him in front of everyone in catering and told him how proud he was. The former world heavyweight champion also told Young that he had his back against critics.
May 31, 2015
Many fans automatically assumed that the UFC debut match for CM Punk would take place when the promotion does a pay per view in his hometown of Chicago. It makes all the marketing sense in the world to do that because the audience would more than likely be hot for the former world heavyweight champion. However, during an interview, Punk stated that it was unlikely to happen because the pressure would simply be too much to handle.
April 26, 2015