In September 2005, Punk was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), a WWE developmental territory.
Most of the straight edge principles he portrayed, such as not drinking alcohol or not taking recreational drugs, are his real life views.
After retiring from professional wrestling in 2014, Punk pursued a career in mixed martial arts and was signed by the UFC in December of that year.
Punk's feud with Hero included a 55-minute TLC match, Eventually Punk returned to IWA Mid-South and continued to perform as a wrestler and commentator for them until 2005 when he was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment.
His last appearance in IWA Mid-South was on July 2, 2005 in which he competed in a 60-minute time limit draw against Delirious.
(born October 26, 1978), better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial artist, comic book writer, and retired professional wrestler, currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).