Phillip Jack Brooks (born October 26, 1978), better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler and wrestling color commentator currently signed to WWE on its Raw brand, where he is the leader of The New Nexus.
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.
Punk's in-ring repertoire is an assimilation of fighting styles he has learned from his travels around the world. In his WWE pay-per-view debut as a part of Team DX at Survivor Series 2006, Punk brought down the house in Philadelphia where fans showed their respect for his talents.
After becoming the only multiple-time Straight Edge World Champion in WWE history, Punk set out to convert his fellow Superstars as well as members of the WWE Unvierse to his way of thinking. Through his use of persuasive arguments and keen intellect, "The Second City Savior" has acquired a devout following both in and out of the squared circle.
Whether a sole champion of his cause or flanked by supporters, verbally - from the commentary booth - or by force in the ring, CM Punk continues to preach from his self-appointed pulpit at the epicenter of the WWE Universe.