On September 26, 2005 in his OVW television debut, Punk suffered a ruptured eardrum and broken nose after Danny Inferno hit him with an overly stiff right hand.
Throughout his career, Punk consistently portrayed the character of an outspoken, sharp-tongued, anti-establishment, straight edge iconoclast.
Most of the straight edge principles he portrayed, such as not drinking alcohol or not taking recreational drugs, are his real life views.
For weeks, Punk teased the ROH locker room and the ROH fans as well as mocking the championship he possessed, going so far as to sign his WWE contract on it.
During the storyline, referred to by ROH as the "Summer of Punk", Mick Foley made several ROH appearances, attempting to convince Punk to do the right thing and defend the title on his way out.
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.
On August 1, 2003, Punk wrestled for Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE on the final day of its 2003 Fire Festival at Korakuen Hall, teaming with C. Anderson, Josh Daniels, and Vansack Acid in an eight-man tag team match against Ikuto Hidaka, Jun Kasai, Naohiro Hoshikawa, and Tatsuhito Takaiwa; Punk's team was defeated.(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).Punk is perhaps best known for his time in WWE, where he was a two-time WWE Champion, including a 434-day reign from November 20, 2011, to January 27, 2013, that is recognized by WWE as the sixth longest of all-time, Punk began his professional wrestling career on the American independent circuit, primarily with Ring of Honor (ROH) until 2005, when he signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).In September 2005, Punk was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), a WWE developmental territory.He made his debut on September 8, 2005, in a dark match, where he, Nigel Mc Guinness and Paul Burchill were defeated by Deuce Shade, Elijah Burke and Seth Skyfire.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.