CM Punk has officially put to rest any rumors of what the “CM” in his name stands for.
While in court Friday for his trial against WWE’s Dr. Chris Amann, whoagainst Punk and Colt Cabana for comments made about him on the “Art of Wrestling” podcast in 2014, Punk confirmed under oath that his name stands for “Chick Magnet.”
The name stems from Punk’s time as a member of a tag team called The Chick Magnets.
Punk has given several different explanations for his name over the years.
“Originally it stood for Chick Magnet,” he toldin 2006. “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.”
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