CM Punk Eliminated From MTV’s The Challenge

Former WWE Superstar CM Punk has certainly managed to keep himself busy since departing the company back in 2014. The controversial former wrestler made headlines when he joined UFC several years ago, and he did eventually make his MMA debut with a loss to Mickey Gall last year. Despite his fighting career getting off to a rocky start, Punk has stayed true to his promise to never wrestle again so far. He’s dabbled in writing some comic books for Marvel, but the “Straight-Edge Superstar” has been severed completely from his latest endeavor, and that would be his role on the MTV reality game show The Challenge.
Punk was eliminated on the latest episode of The Challenge after losing a challenge from Olympic gold medalist Gus Kenworthy on the show this week. Gus lost his challenge and chose Punk to compete against in an elimination challenge. The concept of the show sees MTV stars pitted against athletes with the last two participants receiving $50,000 dollars each for their respective charities. Punk’s charity was a non-profit organization that specializes in the bond between humans and pets called Pets are Wonderful Support (P.A.W.S.). He was eliminated in episode four of the series, and he managed to raise $1,000 dollars during his time on the show.
Knowing CM Punk’s history, it’s unlikely that this setback will hinder him for long. He’ll find another opportunity to take part in soon enough. It is interesting that all non-wrestling pursuits that Punk has gone on have been less than stellar. CM Punk was offered $1,000,000 in a publicity stunt from 5-Star Wrestling to compete in their 128-man tournament, but he never responded to them. CM Punk has become talked about more and more again within the wrestling world lately, however, a return to the squared circle is considered highly unlikely at this point.