Seven-year-old Aubrey was granted the wish of a lifetime by Kids Wish Network, in the form of meeting her favorite WWE star, CM Punk.
Beaming with happiness as she attended Monday Night Raw’s 800th episode shot live in Tampa, Fla., Aubrey pointed out her favorite wrestling stars to her mother, Cassandra. Some 1,300 miles from her home in Michigan on this exciting evening, Aubrey’s illness was the last thing on her mind. The trip was a much needed diversion for a family wrought with frequent hospital stays and doctor visits.
It’s not surprising that CM Punk cites the radical “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as a childhood influence. After all, Punk is the embodiment of the anti-establishment, the modern-day “Voice of the Voiceless,” whose skill at igniting verbal “pipe bombs” is rivaled only by Hot Rod himself.
Punk even looks the part of rebel with his too-numerous-to-count tattoos and body piercings. Yet, he waxes way more philosophical than his exterior might suggest, and has shown a diverse set of interests that include ghost hunting, G. I. Joe and the “Straight Edge” movement, a subculture...
- 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 TitanTron 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...