In a very smart move, CM Punk has decided to postpone his UFC debut so that he can have surgery to repair a herniated disc that was suffered after years of being in a professional wrestling ring. While some WWE fans will criticize Punk for avoiding the fight, it is a wiser move to be as healthy as possible before stepping foot into the Octagon. Otherwise, you lower your chances of picking up the much needed credibility and victory.
February 10, 2016
While doing an interview about his new MMA career, CM Punk was asked if he was intimidated by the thought of going from professional wrestling to UFC. That question irritated the former WWE star because he feels that it is insulting for people to assume that he does not know the difference between scripted performances and actual hand to hand combat. The interviewer tried to calmly diffuse the situation but failed to do so.
February 4, 2016
Since his debut match is set to take place in the summer, CM Punk has started doing media rounds for UFC. During one of his interview sessions, the former WWE Heavyweight Champion revealed that he has signed on to do eight MMA fights for Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is a lot more than what many had predicted when he first announced his jump into mixed martial arts. Punk states he will do all eight fights.
January 26, 2016
Through Penguin Random House, AJ Lee has signed a contract to write and release her autobiography. The former WWE Divas Champion will be spending much of 2016 writing down her memoirs. AJ spends much of her time supporting CM Punk in Wisconsin as he trains for his UFC debut. She also makes various appearances at comic and wrestling convention. The book is scheduled to be released in early 2017.
November 27, 2015
Back in 1990, Jesse Ventura sued Vince McMahon for royalties on the home videos that he appeared on. During a recent interview, someone brought up the point that the WWE Network has changed things up a bit, which prompted Ventura to mention that he was going to be contacting his lawyers to see if his quarterly checks need to be adjusted. This is similar to the complaints that CM Punk had before leaving the company.
November 10, 2015
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
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
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