CM Punk’s dark past: is karma chasing the WWE Champion?
In recent weeks, Chris Jericho has said and done some awful things to WWE Champion CM Punk. Could it all be the result of karma? Is The Straight Edge Superstar finally paying the price for his past? Take a look back at some of Punk's dastardly deeds that he perpetrated not too long ago.
karma: the force created by a person's actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Punk orchestrates a brutal Nexus initiation
Raw: Jan. 10, 2011
As a leader in his Straight Edge Society, then The New Nexus, CM Punk had no qualms about dishing out pain and suffering to anyone who didn’t see things his way. In perhaps one of his most vicious moments, he and fellow Nexus members brutally welcomed in a new member with an initiation session that is painful just watching.
Punk smashes Big Show's hand into the ring steps
SmackDown, July 30, 2010 ( PHOTOS)
In another painful moment, Punk and his Straight Edge Society minion executed an ugly attack on Big Show. With the odds stacked against him, even The World’s Largest Athlete could not find a way out of this one, as Punk repeatedly stomped Big Show's hand into the steel ring steps. When The Straight Edge Society took on Big Show at SummerSlam, Punk gloated about the attack by wearing a T-shirt with the words “I Broke Big Show’s Hand” emblazoned on the front. ( PHOTOS OF PUNK'S SHIRT)
Punk injures Evan Bourne
Raw: Oct. 11, 2010
Beating Evan Bourne in a WWE Bragging Rights Qualifying Match wasn't enough for CM Punk. After the bout, Punk brutalized his opponent outside of the ring, resulting in a torn rotator cuff requiring surgery which kept Bourne out of action for months. (PHOTOS)
Punk mocks Jeff Hardy
SmackDown: Sept. 4, 2009
There certainly wasn’t any love lost between CM Punk and Jeff Hardy. On the Aug. 28, 2009 episode of SmackDown, Punk beat Jeff Hardy in a World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Match, requiring Hardy to leave WWE. One week later, Punk taunted the WWE Universe by emerging dressed just like Hardy – complete with face paint – to remind them that Hardy was gone for good. ( WATCH | PHOTOS)
Punk shaves Serena's head
SmackDown: Jan. 15, 2010
You have to wonder what Serena was thinking when she willingly allowed Punk to shave her head as part of a Straight Edge Society initiation ceremony. Not only did Punk publicly humiliate her, he later unceremoniously ousted her from the Straight Edge Society shortly after she was caught on a security camera drinking in a bar.
Punk drops a "pipe bomb" on WWE and the McMahon family
Raw: June 27, 2011
Sporting a “Stone Cold” Steve Austin T-shirt on Raw, CM Punk delivered one of the most blistering diatribes ever. Angry that he wasn’t getting the attention he deserved, Punk blasted everyone on his list, including John Cena, The Rock, the WWE establishment and Mr. McMahon himself. His now infamous “pipe bomb” speech was only stifled when the mic was cut off by WWE technicians, but his words resonated and left scars still to this day.
Punk has harsh words for Stephanie McMahon
After EVP of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis demanded an apology for Punk's "Pipe Bomb” on Raw, The Straight Edge Superstar encountered Stephanie McMahon. Looking one of WWE’s biggest authority figures in the face, he had no problem reminding her that he called her "idiotic" and refused to shake her hand ( PHOTOS). Following his irreverence to such a high ranking WWE official, Punk beat John Cena later that night to become Undisputed WWE Champion. ( PHOTOS)
Punk taunts Rey Mysterio in front of his family
SmackDown: March 12, 2010
Although Chris Jericho has brought members of CM Punk’s family into things, he wasn’t the first to do it. In 2010, Punk confronted and humiliated Rey Mysterio in front of members of his family. The Straight Edge Superstar followed up the harassment by singing a creepy rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Mysterio’s daughter.
What acts of unkindness might the WWE witness when Punk and Jericho collide in a Chicago Street Fight at Extreme Rules? ( MATCH PREVIEW)