CM Punk Net Worth | Celebrity Net Worth
What is CM Punk’s net worth?
CM Punk is a professional wrestler and mixed martial arts commentator signed to All Elite Wrestling. CM Punk has a net worth of $8 million. He is best known for his tenure in WWE, where he won multiple championships and held one of the longest WWE Champion reigns at 434 days. After his retirement from WWE in 2014, he spent four years fighting with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, before returning to wrestling at the All Elite Wrestling promotion.
Early life and beginning of career
CM Punk, whose real name is Philip Jack Brooks, was born on October 26, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois, to an engineer father and a homemaker mother. He was raised in Lockport, where he went to Lockport Township High School. Brooks has five siblings. Due to his father’s alcohol addiction, he adopted a straight-edged lifestyle at an early age, which he wanted to maintain throughout his adult life.
In the mid-90s, along with his friends and his brother Mike, Brooks got his first taste of wrestling at the backyard wrestling federation Lunatic Wrestling Federation. After joining the Chick Magnet tag team with CM Venom, he started using the ring named CM Punk. After leaving the Federation, Brooks enrolled at the Steel Dominion Wrestling School in Chicago. He soon found success on the independent circuit, and became the International Wrestling Cartel Heavyweight Champion in 2002.
Ring of Honor and Total Non Stop Action Wrestling
In 2002, Punk was hired by Ring of Honor promotion, and made his in-ring debut at ROH All Star Extravaganza. As he rose up the ranks of promotion, Punk won the ROH Tag Team Championship twice with Colt Cabana. In June 2005, Punk became the ROH World Champion when he defeated Austin Aries in Death Before Dishonored III.
While wrestling in Ring of Honor, Punk became involved in the promotion of NWA: Total Nonstop Action, pairing him with Julio Dinero. However, the officials did not feel that both of them were playing villains in their roles in the story assigned to them. Punk later left TNA in March 2004 after a dispute with officials over his ability to continue competing in ROH while at TNA.
In 2005, Punk was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling, the WWE development area. Shortly after, he defeated Ken Don to become the OVW Television Champion. The following year, Punk defeated Brent Albright to win the OVW Heavyweight Championship; He retained the title in matches against Johnny Jeter and Ken Kennedy, among other opponents. Later, he scored another victory when he won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship with Seth Skyfire.
During his first run in WWE that lasted from 2005 to 2014, Punk won the WWE Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship three times. He also won the Intercontinental Championship and the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. Additionally, they won the World Tag Team Championship, making them WWE’s 19. becameth Triple Crown Champion and the fastest wrestler to achieve this feat. Among his other strengths, Punk is the only back-to-back winner of Money in the Bank. His industry honors include the 2011 Slammy Award for Superstar of the Year.
After becoming disillusioned with WWE, Brooks retired from professional wrestling in 2014. He returned to fight for All Elite Wrestling in August of 2021, making his debut in the first dance show on “Rampage”. Thereafter, he challenged and defeated Darby Allin at All Out.
Ultimate Fighting Championship and Commentary
After his retirement from professional wrestling, Punk signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. Fighting as a welterweight, he made his professional debut in 2016 losing to Mickey Gall at UFC 203. He then lost his second fight via unanimous decision to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in 2018, which was reversed three years later without a contest when Jackson tested positive for marijuana. Punk was released from the UFC shortly after this bout in 2018.
In November of 2018, Punk became a commentator for Cage’s Fury Fighting Championship promotion. He also began working as an analyst on the Fox Sports 1 program “WWE Backstage”.
Brooks’ CM Punk wrestling persona, which he has used throughout his professional career, is consistently portrayed as confrontational, outspoken and rebellious, inspired by Brooks’ real-life personality. He was also known to include an openly anti-incumbency attitude in his appearances. Additionally, Punk had numerous tattoos on his body, many of which became symbols and mantras associated with his professional identity. Some of his tattoos include the Pepsi Globe, the words “Straight Edge” and “Drug Free”, and the Cobra Command logo.
Personal life and film career
In 2014, Brooks married fellow wrestler April Mendez, better known by his ring name AJ Lee.
In the late 2010s, Brooks began an acting career in films. In 2019, she starred in the horror film “Girl on the Third Floor” as an ex-convict who buys a strange old house in the Chicago suburbs. That same year, Brooks had a supporting role in another horror film, “Rabid”, a remake of the David Cronenberg film. He was later in the 2021 horror thriller “Jacob’s Wife”, which had its world premiere in Austin, Texas at Southwest.
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