CM Punk is an American professional wrestler and an expert in mixed martial arts. He is a former champion of World Wrestling Entertainment, but he also has an artistic side because he is a comic book writer as well. If you want to know more about C M Punk’s life, career and net worth you need to continue with reading this article.
C M Punk’s Early Life
It is obvious that this is not his real name, his real name is Phillip Jack Brooks. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 26, 1978. He grew up with his parents, his mother was a homemaker and his father was an engineer. He graduated from Lockport township high school.
When he decided to practice wrestling, he joined a wrestling school in Chicago. The school was named ‘Steel Dominion’ and there he was trained by an expert ‘Ace Steel’.
CM Punk is a well-known wrestler and he is known for his dangerous attacking style. He got married in 2014, to retired wrestler AJ Lee. He also retired and now he is living in Chicago with his family.
CM Punk’s Career
C M Punk first practiced wrestling with his brother and he officially started his career in wrestling as a backyard wrestler back in 1999. From 2000 and 2005 he was associated with the IWA Mid-South and Pro Wrestling Zero One. In the middle of that in 2003, he was hired by Ring of Honor and he also worked for Total Nonstop Action wrestling during 2003 and 2004.
Finally, he joined the World Wrestling Entertainment in 2005 and that same year he managed to win the ROH World Championship. He became very popular in the world of WWE and fans loved him, he was known for his aggressive and dangerous attacking style and amazing performance. He was recognized as the wrestler in the world to win WWE Triple Crown Championship.
After some time in 2006, he joined ECW and he gave a great performance there as well. That same year he became World Heavyweight champion and got a deal with RAW. In 2011 he became the 19th Triple Crown champion. Between 2011 and 2013 he held his position as the champion of WWE. He left the WWE and joined Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2014, he signed a seven years contract with them.
And when it comes to his artistic side, he wrote several comic books and he also acted in movies. The movies he acted in are ‘The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown’ and ‘Queen of the Ring’. He also took part in some TV series like ‘Talking Dead’ and ‘The Evolution of Punk’. He founded his own wrestling foundation.
His awards and Achievements
C M Punk won the Money in the Bank matches in the years of 2008 and 2009 and he became the only wrestler with this title for two consecutive years. He got a title of a Superstar of the year from Slammy awards in 2011. He won the World Championship in wrestling seven times and he won the WWE Championship two times.
He also won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship three times and he was an ECW championship once. He also won once ROH World Championship and World Tag Team Championship.
C M Punk’s Net Worth 2019
Currently, C M Punk’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million. He earned a lot from his wrestling career. He earns $27 hundred a day and his annual income is a little more than $1.1 million.
For just one fight with Mickey Gall in 2016, he earned $500,000. Other things that contributed to his net worth are his appearances in movies and TV series. And he also earns something from his comic books, not as much as he earns from wrestling but its something. Now that he is a retired wrestler he can’t earn as much money as he was earning when he was a professional wrestler, but he managed to earn a lot before he retired.