‘Super Awesome Dynasty’: CM Punk Talks About Being a Michael Jordan and Bulls Fan During His Childhood

Published 10/05/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
(Original Caption) Michael Jordan, forward for the Chicago Bulls, holding a basketball in the locker room.


The city of Chicago was blessed with the greatest NBA player of all time, Michael Jordan. The Chicago Bulls and Jordan held a huge fanbase in their home city and all over the world. One of their star fans from the wrestling world, Philip Brooks, popularly known as CM Punk, is another boy from Chicago with admiration for the legend.

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CM Punk was born in Chicago in 1978. He spent a part of his childhood there and then grew up a few miles away in Lockport. Coming from the land of MJ, the professional wrestler was a natural Chicago Bulls fan.

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CM Punk reminisces his visit to the Chicago Stadium

CM Punk is known for his years in WWE. He has won two WWE Championships, three World Heavyweight Championships, and one ECW World Heavyweight Championship.

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During his ‘Sneaker Shopping With Complex’, Brooks narrated his Bulls story. “Growing up in Chicago, you couldn’t help but be a Bulls fan. Super awesome dynasty. I got to go Chicago Stadium to see Bulls play and that building was insane…The loudest building I’ve ever heard my entire life. Just the way it was built, there wasn’t a bad seat in the house…

And for the Bulls legend, Punk had this to say – “Jordan back then and currently is still so iconic. And Jordan is life.”

The popular fanbase of Michael Jordan and the Bulls

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This isn’t the first time that Punk has mentioned Jordan in his interviews. A few months back, on August 20, 2021, he made his AEW debut after a seven-year retirement. He told ESPN SportsNation about how he drew inspiration from Jordan and his famous docu-series, ‘The Last Dance’.

Often, he also imitates Jordan in his day-to-day conversations with the media. After that return to AEW, Punk’s official statement read, ‘I’m back’, which was popularly quoted by MJ on his return to basketball.

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From NBA stars, young and budding hoopers, fans, to professional-level athletes; the boy from North Carolina is a legend for all generations. During the 90s, Michael Jordan ruled the era of basketball by winning six NBA championships. He proved to be the GOAT of the sport and to date is considered an icon in this field.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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