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CM Punk

Name: CM Punk
Height: 6' 2" / 1.88m
Weight: 218lbs / 99kg
From: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Trained by: Ace Steel, Danny Dominion, Kevin Quinn, Dave Taylor, William Regal, Fit Finlay
Debut: 1999

CM Punk was one of the biggest stars of the US independent circuit in the 2000s. He wrestled most prominently for IWA Mid-South and Ring of Honor. In 2005 he was signed to a development deal with WWE and appeared on WWE TV in 2006 after a successful stint in Ohio Valley Wrestling. Won his first world title in Ring of Honor when he defeated Austin Aries in 2005. Won his first world title in WWE by "cashing in" Money in the Bank on Edge in 2008.

Has had two matches rated 5 Stars by Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter. In ROH against Samoa Joe in 2004, and in WWE against John Cena in 2011.

Punk has toured Australia with WWE twice. First in 2008, he had a series of matches with Chavo Guerrero (Jr); followed by a series of matches Rey Mysterio (Jr) in 2011. Also on the 2011 tour, Punk won a battle royal in Brisbane to win that year's Brisbane Cup. In October 2011 he hosted the Nickelodeon Australian Kid's Choice Awards in Sydney.

Major titles: IWA:MS Heavyweight Championship (5), IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Championship (2), IWC Heavyweight Championship, MAW Heavyweight Championship, NWA Cyberspace Tag Team Championship (w/ Julio Dinero), NWA Revolution Heavyweight Championship, OVW Heavyweight Championship, OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (w/ Seth Skyfire), OVW TV Championship, ROH Tag Team Championship (2 - w/ Colt Cabana), ROH World Championship, SDW Northern States TV Championship (2), SPCW Northern States Light Heavyweight Championship, ECW Championship (WWE), World Heavyweight Championship (3), WWE Championship (2), World Tag Team Championship (w/ Kofi Kingston), WWE Intercontinental Championship, Money in the Bank (2008, 2009)

CM Punk v Chris Hero, IWC 2002

Credit: Chris Dalgleish, Wikipedia
Photo credit: Wikipedia

CM Punk at the Nickelodeon Australian Kid's Choice Awards in Sydney in October 2011.