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Saturday, November 17, 2007

CM Punk facts

“Luck is for losers”, according to CM Punk - known by his real name as Phil Brooks – when asked about his success. Although his arm is covered with good-luck charms, he sustains that everybody makes his own destiny by working hard and believing in themselves.

He grew up in Chicago, watching the likes of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Jimmy Snuka exchange words, then blows. The likes of these heated rivalries helped him realize that he belonged in sports-entertainment. He adopted the “straightedge” movement—meaning that one bases their life around only personal development, avoiding drugs, alcohol and a dependency lifestyle.

Trained by Ace Steel and Danny Dominion at the Steel Domain Wrestling School, Punk had his debut in 1999 and since then he proved himself and his abilities to be worth of great fame. His style is only to be praised because it encouraged young wrestlers to stay clean and keep away from drugs. He showed the world that if you work hard enough and you don’t get tangled up in addictions, you can make it to the top just like him.

He brought his personal touch to ECW. Although considered ECW’s new breed, his style is an accumulation of fighting styles learned in his travels around the world – this includes Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jujitsu.

In his WWE debut as a part of Team DX, Punk gave a new hero to Philadelphia where participants to the matches showed their respect for his skills. With the reactions all over the globe like in Philly, CM Punk’s famous-power will only get stronger within the perimeters of ECW.

As trivia about CM Punk’s life here are some facts I bet you didn’t know about:
• Red starbursts are his favorite
• Before he signed up with the WWE, he worked a few house shows and some dark matches.
• He was the former trainer at the Ring of Honor
• Punk used to work for NWA-TNA and that’s were he teamed up with Raven for a while before turning on him later
• In Summer 2005 he signed with the WWE
• James Gibson won the ROH World titles from CM Punk after he had won it over from Austin Aries

Punk can be considered one of the best wrestlers that brings an innovating style into this sport and so gives his fans the pride of loving him after every mach he has won knowing he didn’t do it because of use of drugs but because of his hard work.

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