CM Punk has started his WWE career in the year 2005. After being in the mid-card level for a couple of years he rose to the fame by winning the Money in the bank briefcase at Wrestlemania 24. Not only that, he is the only one to win it for back to back two years.
This cemented his spot at the main event level. Plus, his mic skill was something very unique leading to immense popularity among the audience. Quite expectedly, WWE made him the longest reigning WWE champion in the modern era by handing him a 434-day reign.
But, the relationship between the two parties changed drastically following the reign which led to his exit from the company in 2014. Even today, we can hear WWE fans chanting his name on Raw or Smackdown Live indicating his demand.
However, the critics have always said that he is the one who left the industry for not being able to handle the pressure, here. It reached a new level when CM Punk appeared on a show for MTV named The Challenge.
A contestant made the mockery out of him by calling him a failed professional wrestler as well as a failed UFC performer, as well. In case you don’t know, after leaving WWE, Punk has signed a contract with UFC to start his career as an MMA professional.
But, to the much disgust of his fans, he lost his first match against Mickey Gall in a record time of two minutes and 15 seconds. Ever since then, he was never seen in UFC fights, as well. Last year, during one episode of Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon did mock Punk for the loss.
Apparently, when the MTV contestant did try to shame the former WWE champion for his UFC loss, he fired back with the following comments:
“I was either going to win gloriously or die a glorious death (CM Punk speaking about his UFC debut). And that’s something somebody like you is never going to understand. Because they would never let you in because nobody would ever pay a dime to see your (expletive).”
CM Punk was recently contacted to appear in a tournament to be held by 5-star wrestling. But he denied a 1 million dollar contract showing that he does not want to return.