Well like i said i will be doing a superstar review once a month well its that time agian.
This man is a hot topic right now as we all know. But let’s dig in a little deeper.
Before we start I would like to say I have never been a Cm Punk fan but at the same time was never a hater of his. So if that shows in this you understand.
Growing up in Chicago, the Superstar’s childhood consisted of watching the likes of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Jimmy Snuka exchange words, then blows. Such heated rivalries helped Punk realize that WWE was where he belonged. Adopting the “Straight Edge” movement — in which one bases their life around personal development, and avoids drugs, alcohol and a dependency lifestyle — Punk has brought his own style to WWE.
His birth name is Phillip Jack Brooks. His birthday is October 26, 1978 he is currently 32 years old. Punk weights in at 222 lbs and stands at 6 ft 1. He debuted into the pro wrestling world in 1999 in a backyard wrestling federation called Lunatic Wrestling Federation with his brother Mike Brooks and some friends. His career highlights being ECW Champion; World Heavyweight Champion; World Tag Team Champion; Intercontinental Champion, an being a Raw commentator.
Wrestling Skills and Abilities
Now we can easily see where Cm Punk stands in ranks. He is defiantly on the upper end and defiantly is a current main eventer. We can tell because he is a contender for the WWE Championship what some may say is the biggest championship there is. So obviously we know Cm Punk has good in ring abilities and good mic skills.
As I have stated before some wrestlers move sets are just not good for them or need improvements. When it comes to Cm Punk I don’t see any way shape or form his move set could be improved I think it is perfect for him. A good variety in types of grapples submissions and everything else. It defiantly is all set up to work just for him. It’s not one that you sit there and think well I think these moves would be better.
This is one of those things you either have it or you don’t. No middle ground. Now does Cm Punk have mic skills I will leave you with a video that gives us an obvious answer.
So does Cm Punk have them? Ummm hello Duh.
I will simply state this think about how much attention the promo from above has gotten and tell me he doesn’t get crowd reactions. There are 2 types of crowd reactions booing and cheering. Throughout Cm Punks career he has gone through both as he has been face and heel before. He shocks and amazes us with what he says and what he does with his in ring wrestling abilities. Whether he is being booed or cheered he gets a reaction.
General Wrestling Skills
Pro wrestlers train very hard and spend many years training and learning. So when someone says oh yeah that person cannot wrestle they are wrong. Every person in professional wrestling can wrestle. Some may exceed at it more than others. Some may work harder than others but everyone has got them. So yeah Punk has them. But I always feel a need to include it in these superstar reviews.
Cm Punk has stayed with the same general gimmick throughout his career. That gimmick being Straight Edge. Going along with a no drugs attitude and beliefs. It honestly isn’t too much of a gimmick as it is based on Cm Punks true thoughts to most degree. But we all know this gimmick and it is well like. He is the straight edge savior and that because he is straight edge he is better than you. Punk performs the straight edge symbol of crossing his arms in an X formation while having the letter X written on the back of his hands, usually drawn on his wrist tape. A big part of Cm Punk’s gimmick is his tattoo’s.
- A Pepsi Globe logo on his left shoulder that inspired the names of two of his signature moves. It also became a symbol of Punk himself, who wore the logo on his ring gear in the independent circuit, as well as a slightly modified Pepsi logo being used as part of his entrance video. He got the tattoo as a joke, as many fraternity members in his school were getting beer logos tattooed on their bodies. Punk, a keen Pepsi drinker, chose to receive a Pepsi tattoo to emphasize his straight edge beliefs. The tattoo is also a reference to former Minor Threat guitarist Brian Baker, who had a Coca-Cola tattoo and explained this by saying “I like Coca-Cola”. When people inquire about Punk’s Pepsi tattoo, he often replies “I like Pepsi” in a similar fashion.
- The words “Straight Edge” are spelled out on Punk’s stomach. This is one of his oldest tattoos; he has referred to it as his identity.
- A sleeve tattoo on his left arm that reads “luck is for losers” and features numerous good luck symbols, including a rabbit’s foot, four-leaf clover and a horseshoe. The tattoo also features four ace playing cards as a tribute to trainer Ace Steel.
- A tattoo on the back of his left hand reading “No gimmicks needed”, a tribute to deceased wrestler Chris Candido.
- A tattoo on his right shoulder of the Cobra Command logo, G.I. Joe’s enemy.
- Another GI Joe themed tattoo on his right forearm, mimicking the tattoo Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow have on their forearms.
- A tattoo of a rose on his left wrist.
- A tattoo across his knuckles with the words “DRUG FREE” (“DRUG” on his right knuckles and “FREE” on his left).
- A tattoo behind his left ear of the number 31 with three stars surrounding it.
- A tattoo on his chest, the design of which is unknown, but includes a skull and a snake.
- A tattoo on the back of his hand with the logo of the now defunct rock band, Rocket from the Crypt.
- A tattoo of the Gill-man from The Creature from the Black Lagoon on the inside of his left bicep.
Cm Punks gimmick is so good it has been parodied by the wrestling federation Chikara with the mascot character CP Munk, the straight edge chipmunk. The character includes references to Punk, such as X-marked wrist tape, a Pepsi logo on the costume’s left shoulder, and a high-pitch version of Punk’s best-known independent circuit theme song “Miseria Cantare – The Beginning”, by the band AFI
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