Now his character has taken a more villainous turn — and he is loving it.
He exclusively told SunSport: “There’s no other way to put it, I enjoy being the bad guy!”
Punk ‘betrayed’ his legions of fans by turning on The Rock’s 1000th episode and has lately become a figure fans love to jeer.
For Phil Brooks, the man behind the CM Punk persona, creatively working fans to react to a character is one of the best parts of his job.
He added: “Anytime I get to do stuff hands-on I’m more into it. To me I started to feel like I wasn’t where I should be at that stage, creatively. And I wanted to get there.
Read more at the UK Sun.