CM Punk: From WrestleMania 22 Extra to Triple Crown Champion
It all started for CM Punk on the grandest stage in the business WrestleMania 22, but it was not a wrestler.
CM Punk came out as an extra for John Cena Entrance that night hanging off the car with a fake gun prop in his car.
Punk started his career as an extra to get his started, but we wouldn't see him in the WWE for another year or so.
Punk goes Extreme in 2006
On June 24, 2006, Punk made his ECW debut during a house show defeating Stevie Richards.
CM Punk had his first televised wrestling match at the ballroom on Aug. 1, 2006 beating Justin Credible and there started to career of CM Punk.
CM Punk was undefeated to start his career in the land of the extreme.
CM Punk would also be in the match at Survivor Series as Triple H, HBK, Hardy Boys, and Punk would go on to beat Team RKO with all members as survivors.
Punk had a short feud with Mike Knox when Kelly Kelly had a crush on Punk, as he would win his first big match to qualify for December to Dismember Elimination Chamber match, where he would be the second to go thanks to Rob Van Dam.
Punk Push in 2007
Punk started off 2007 with his first loss to Hardcore Holly that ended his 6-month undefeated streak.
Punk went on to feud with Matt Striker, who gave him his second singles loss since being in ECW.
Punk would go on to be the one and only ECW superstar in the Money in the Bank match as he would give a great showing but was a fingertip away from being Mr. Money in the Bank.
As the New Breed and ECW Originals would beat it out week after week, the New Breed would recruit Punk. He joined to take out the originals but would turn on the New Breed to help the Originals instead.
The Originals would defeat the New Breed in a series of matches in the months following. As Punk would beat Elijah Burke at Judgment Day 2006 in his first singles PPV match.
After Bobby Lashely got drafted to Raw the was a vacant title in ECW that needed a champion and would Punk be that man.
Punk and Benoit were apost to go at it for the ECW Title at Night of Champions but Benoit did not show up becasue at the time personal reasons as his replacment would be John Morrison and wold start one of the few feuds that would be intresting to watch in the Land of the Extreme.
Punk vs. Morrison (ECW Championship)
Morrison and Punk would have their first match at Night of Champions, even though it was not the match that was supposed to take place.
Morrison would show the world he wasn't just all show but would prove that he was a champion, as he won the ECW Championship at Punk's expense.
CM Punk would win a triple threat match to get a rematch against Morrison at the Great American Bash but would lose that match due to some tactics by Morrison as he would prevail again.
Punk had 15 minutes to beat the ECW Champ to get one more title shot at SummerSlam as he pulled a win out of nowhere to get one more match.
Punk again would lose to Morrison when Morrison used the ropes for leverage.
Morrison would prevail for the third time in the rivalry.
In a last chance match for the ECW title for CM Punk, that's all he needed to become the ECW Champion for the first time in his career.
CM Punk: ECW CHAMPION
CM Punk was now the ECW Champion, not even a year into his WWE career and he would take on all competitors in the month to come.
Punk then went on to have successful title defenses against the likes of Elijah Burke at Unforgiven, Big Daddy V at No Mercy and The Miz at Cyber Sunday.
On the Nov. 6, 2007 edition of ECW, Punk retained the ECW Championship in a match against Morrison following The Miz's interference.
At Survivor Series, Punk retained his title in a Triple Threat match, beating The Miz and John Morrison.
On the Jan. 22, 2008 edition of ECW, Chavo Guerrero defeated CM Punk in a No Disqualification match to win the ECW Championship when Edge ran in and speared CM Punk knocking the wind out of him, then Chavo frogsplashed Punk for the title.
With the end of one era as the ECW Champion, there were bigger things for CM Punk.
Mr. Money In The Bank
CM Punk came up short at WrestleMania 23 as Mr. Kennedy would knock him off to win.
Punk would go into WrestleMania 24 to prove one thing that he could do it and he did as Jericho, the one who came up with the idea of MITB, would get tangled up on the ladder as Punk would reach for the briefcase to be Mr. Money in the Bank.
Punk was the first ECW superstar to win MITB and did it in grand fashion.
The Next Pick in the Draft is...CM Punk
CM Punk knew that anyone could be drafted and even with his briefcase he was put into a great position as he was drafted to Raw in the 2008 draft as he would turn over a new leaf on the flagship show Raw.
Punk would have instant impact on Raw in the following week of Raw....
And the New World Heavyweight Champion: CM Punk
Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and won the World Heavyweight Championship from Edge after the champ was beaten down by Batista.
Punk continued to hold and defend the title until Unforgiven.
Orton punted Punk in the head that would take Punk out of the Scramble match at Unforgiven for his World title thus, he had to forfeit the title that night.
Punk's replacement was Chris Jericho, who went on to win the match and the title.
He received a rematch eight days later on Raw, where he failed to regain the title in a steel cage match against Jericho.
Punk and Kofi Tag Team Champions?
On a Raw show in October, Punk and Kofi would shock the tag team division as they would win the tag titles against Priceless as Punk would be on his way to do something that would never been done.
Kofi and Punk would lose the titles to Morrison and Miz at a house show more than a month and some weeks later.
Punk road to history and the Intercontinental Championship
Punk was then entered in a Intercontinental Championship Tournament in which the winner would get to challenge for the championship in the future.
Regal was the Champion at the time as Regal watched Punk defeat Snisky and Morrison in the first two rounds.
Punk defeated Rey Mysterio at Armageddon to win the tournament.
Punk would lose the first two title matches against Regal afterboth of them were disqualified but got one more chance and would beat Regal and become the IC Champion and would make history.
19th Triple Crown Champion
CM Punk is the fastest wrestler to become the Grand Slam Champion as he won all three titles within the span of a year.
Punk was on a role even after he lost his IC title match against JBL as he was going into the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania XXV.
Mr. Money In the Bank Again
CM Punk again made history as he won the MITB Ladder match for the second time and is the only one to win it twice, period.
He can cash it in any time between now and WrestleMania 26.
Punk in 2009
Punk has one the ECW, Tag Team, Intercontinental and World Championships within the span of two years as he was one win away from winning King of the Ring he has a chance to do that again.
With the draft coming up, he could be going back to his old stomping grounds on see new faces on SmackDown this could be the greatest year for the straight-edge superstar in 2009.