Wednesday, February 20, 2008

CM Punk
Phil Brooks

CM Punk Career
Punk's first venture into wrestling was a stint in a backyard wrestling federation called the Lunatic Wrestling Federation with his friends in the mid-late 1990s where he first started using the ring name CM Punk when he was put into a tag team named the Chick Magnets with CM Venom after another performer skipped out on the card. Eventually Punk returned to IWA:Mid-South and continued to perform as a wrestler and commentator for them until 2005 when he was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment. His last appearance in IWA:Mid-South was on July 2, 2005 in which he competed in a sixty-minute time limit draw against Delirious.

Early career
Punk joined Ring of Honor initially as a babyface, but was quickly turned heel in a feud with Raven that featured numerous variants of no disqualification matches. At the same time Punk joined the wrestling promotion NWA Total Nonstop Action (TNA), where he was paired with Julio Dinero as, ironically, members of Raven's TNA stable The Gathering.
Punk started climbing the ranks of ROH with notable achievements including coming second at the Second Anniversary show during the tournament to crown the first ROH Pure Champion, losing to A.J. Styles in the finals, and winning the ROH Tag Team Championship twice with Colt Cabana as the Second City Saints, both times defeating the Briscoe Brothers to win the championship. Circa October 2003 Punk was hired as the first head trainer of the Ring of Honor wrestling school, In the main event, Punk teamed with Bryan Danielson to wrestle and ultimately defeat Jimmy Rave and Adam Pearce in a tag team match.

Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

World Wrestling Entertainment
Punk was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling, a WWE developmental territory. On September 26, 2005 in his OVW television debut, Punk suffered a ruptured eardrum and broken nose at the hands of Danny Inferno, after he was hit by an overly stiff right hand. Despite the injury, Punk finished the match and quickly recovered.

Ohio Valley Wrestling
On June 24, 2006 Punk made his ECW debut during a house show at the former ECW Arena, defeating Stevie Richards. Punk the next week would challenge Elijah Burke and Tommy Dreamer in a triple threat match to determine the next competitor in John Morrison's 15 Minutes of Fame Challenge, in which Punk came out victorious. A week later Punk would defeat Morrison with the G.T.S. to earn an ECW Championship match at SummerSlam.

Extreme Championship Wrestling

Finishing moves

  • Anaconda Vise (Anaconda vice or arm triangle choke)
    G.T.S.Go To Sleep (Fireman's carry dropped into a knee lift to the face)
    Pepsi Plunge (Top rope double underhook facebuster) - Independent circuit
    Shining Wizard - Independent Circut
    Signature moves

    • .45 Special (Reverse Indian deathlock surfboard)
      Crooked Moonsault (Split-legged moonsault)
      Devil Lock (Texas cloverleaf with armlock)
      Devil Lock DDT (Hammerlock legsweep DDT)
      Inertia DDT (Turnbuckle tornado DDT)
      Jackie Chan (Sitting in corner grasps the top rope with one hand on each side, when opponent attempts to pull Punk off ropes by his legs Punk performs a backflip landing on his feet)
      Pepsi Twist (Jumping hammerlock short range lariat)
      Punk-Handle Piledriver (Pumphandle reverse piledriver)
      Welcome to Chicago, Motherfucker (Double underhook backbreaker)
      Arm twist ropewalk legdrop
      Arm wrench followed by stepping a leg over the wrenched arm and performing a mule kick with the leg below the opponent's face
      Corkscrew blockbuster
      Knee strikes, followed by an Irish whip to the corner then performing a charging high knee to the standing opponent while catching the opponents head to perform a bulldog
      Repeated slaps, backhand chops and a spinning reverse slap, followed by a roundhouse kick to the side of the head, usually followed by an ura-nage

      • Tracy Brooks
        Alexis Laree
        James Mitchell
        Dave Prazak
        Theme music

        • Full Impact Pro

          • South of HeavenSlayer
            IWA: Mid-South

            • 99 ProblemsJay-Z
              Gainesville Rock CityLess Than Jake
              Miseria Cantare - The BeginningAFI
              People = ShitSlipknot
              When Will They Shoot?Ice Cube
              Ohio Valley Wrestling

              • Miseria Cantare - The Beginning – AFI
                Ring of Honor

                • A Call for Blood – Hatebreed
                  Cult of PersonalityLiving Colour
                  Miseria Cantare - The Beginning – AFI
                  Night TrainThe Bouncing Souls
                  St. Paul Championship Wrestling

                  • ¡Olé!The Bouncing Souls
                    World Wrestling Entertainment

                    • This Fire BurnsKillswitch Engage Championships and accomplishments
                      Punk has adopted his real-life following of the straight edge movement as his professional wrestling gimmick, but the gimmick uses different elements of Punk's personality and the beliefs of the straight edge movement depending on his alignment. While portraying a face, the gimmick tends to be that of Punk's normal personality, Personal life
                      CM Punk made an appearance on the February 16, 2004 episode of Monster Garage, "Box Truck Wrestling Car", performing a short match with Samoa Joe. and Samoa Joe.

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