Former WWE Champion Strongly Believes CM Punk Will Be Bigger in Hollywood Than Pro Wrestling

Published 08/18/2021, 8:54 AM EDT


Former WWE superstar CM Punk recently expressed his wish to be in Hollywood. He name-dropped former WWE superstar and Hollywood star, Dave Bautista as his ‘guiding star.’

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Recently, this wish made its way to Bautista very soon, and the Hollywood superstar responded. It seems CM Punk has Bautista’s nod of approval when it comes to the ‘Best in the World‘s Hollywood career.

“I just want to follow in his footsteps,” CM Punk said initially. “I watch guys, friends of mine, Dave Bautista, do these huge blockbuster roles but also do roles that are challenging to him because he wants to grow and be a better actor.

Bautista not only approves Punk’s plan, but he also mentioned that Punk is capable of becoming the next big thing. The Guardians of the Galaxy star wrote, “I already knew this. And the talent is obvious. He’s going to be bigger in films than he was in wrestling. Save this tweet.”

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You can see the tweet below –

Bautista is a regular in Marvel Cinematic Universe where he plays the role of ‘Drax the Destroyer’. Recently he played the lead role in the Zack Snyder-directed blockbuster “Army of the Dead.”

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CM Punk is not a stranger to Hollywood

While he was in WWE, CM Punk had a small venture into the glitz and glamour world of Hollywood. He had roles in The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! and, Queens of the Ring.

After he departed from WWE, Punk has acted in a couple of films. He acted in Girl on the Third Floor (2019), Rabid (2019) and, Jakob’s Wife (2021). All three movies above were horror movies.

Apart from this, Punk has had multiple TV appearances. He went to the late-night talk shows of Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. Punk played small roles in Talking Dead, Maron, and Heels. Punk has his own mini-series called The Evolution of Punk.

Furthermore, he hosted Ultimate Beastmaster and WWE Backstage. He participated in Monster Garage, Ghost Hunters, The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros. Punk regularly gives out interviews on other social media platforms.

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In the past few weeks, there have been rumors of Punk joining AEW. If that actually takes place, Punk might have to hold on to his Hollywood dreams for a while.

In which roles do you want to see Punk? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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