Thursday October 4th 7pm is the new date/time for my DVD screening at Portage theater in Chicago. Haters bring sleeping bags.
— CM Punk (@CMPunk) September 7, 2012
Well, he did say he was a “Paul Heyman guy.”
That, right from the get-go, was what WWE Champion CM Punk described himself as. “That’s right, I’m a Paul Heyman guy,” right there in the middle of the “pipe bomb” monologue (WATCH) that changed his destiny as a Superstar and foreshadowed his run as WWE Champion. Punk identified with Heyman because the mad scientist “saw something” in The Second City Saint that nobody else seemed to acknowledge. He went to bat for Punk when nobody else seemed to want to, and he helped Punk get his foot in the door of WWE, igniting the spark that eventually grew into the cult of personality wildfire that surrounds Punk today.