CM Punk is a well-known name in pro wrestling, but what does it mean? Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
Depending on where you look, the "CM" in Punk's wrestling name could mean a number of things. Some sources say it stands for "Cookie Monster" or "Cookie Master," referring to his childhood love of cookies. Other sources say it stands for: Charles Montgomery, Chuck Mosley, Crooked Moonsault, Charles Manson, Chicago Made or Crazy Mariachi.
So why all this confusion? Ask CM Punk. Punk has admitted on numerous occasions that he enjoys giving people a ton of different names, just to mess with them.
Finally, in an interview with IGN.com, he revealed the true meaning behind his first two letters:
Originally it stood for Chick Magnet. I got put into a tag team with this other dude on a whim because somebody didn't show up to a show. It was only supposed to be a one-shot deal, I wasn't even ready to wrestle yet, I didn't have gear or anything, they just put me in the ring and beat the crap out of me. I had to come back the next month and the next month and it was something that stuck. I tried to get rid of it, and it wound up getting shortened to the initials. I was always Punk, but Chick Magnet at least got shortened to CM. I tell people it stands for C. Montgomery Burns, as in Mr. Burns from The Simpsons. I tell people they are initials for my real name, Chuck Mosley, which is not true at all. I'll say it stands for Crooked Moonsault, Charles Manson…Cookie Monster is another good one.
Whether you call him Cookie Monster, Chuck Mosley or Chick Magnet, the last-minute change made a young Punk become CM Punk, who would go on to dominate in ROH and WWE.