WWE Portraits: CM Punk and a Glimpse of His Side of the Story

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WWE Portraits: CM Punk and a Glimpse of His Side of the Story

Here I stand, watching two of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time wrestling for the company’s biggest prize. Thing is, this prize is wrapped tightly around my waist. Life is puzzling sometimes. Just eight days ago, I wrestled the match of my career in front of my hometown.

The moment was bittersweet for me. Despite defeating the face of the company, embarrassing the boss, and narrowly escaping with the Championship, the memory of my first WWE pay per view in Chicago attached itself to my unique train of thought like a leech to the human anatomy.

It was WrestleMania 22. The Allstate Arena located in the northern section of Chicago, Illinois.

Instead of the moment being a natural part of nostalgia, to this day, the moment lives in infamy. Can you blame me? Instead of performing, I was booked in what can be described as a “minor appearance” by WWE Management. The WWE Champion had this bright idea to utilize a “mob” style entrance for the event.

And who did management place in the entrance as a gangster? That’s right, me, the hometown hero himself.

As I stared at the 17,000 in attendance, I made myself a promise that day. One day, I would be the center of attention. One day, I would step out of the shadows and perform in front my people in the Allstate Arena.

One day, I would bring the WWE Champion down.

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