Ex-WWE star reveals what CM Punk was really like behind the scenes

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CM Punk splits opinions, it's what he does. 

The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion hasn't even been in the WWE for over two years now yet still there are fans who talk about him and those who rate and slate his time in the WWE, as well as his potential UFC career.

These people online will love or hate Punk despite not knowing the man at all. Well, thanks to an interview from someone who knows him well, we can all see what CM Punk is really like behind the scenes.


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Jay Bradley started his wrestling training at the Steel Domain Wrestling school in Chicago, where he trained alongside several future wrestling big-timers including CM Punk and current Ring of Honor star Colt Cabana.

Appearing as a guest on The Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling podcast, Bradley - who went as Aiden O'Brien in TNA - spoke about what Punk was like to train with.

"He always had one of those personalities and aura’s about him that caught people’s attention," he said.

That's just a fact. Look at this video from IWA Mid-South, where Punk took part in a Battle Royal and he stands out completely during his entrance alongside Chris Hero. 

Things aren't always easy around Phil Brooks, however, as Bradley said that there are people who will hate him - a fair few of them as well.

"It is for good and bad and I would say this to his face that he has one of those personalities about him that people either love him or they hate him, there is not a lot of grey with Punk."

In the end though, Punk managed to make everything work for him and get his chance at the big-time with the WWE before he left in 2014.

"He’s figured out ways to utilize aspects of the personalities to connect with people and in a way he got the right opportunity at the right time."

"He is a little bit of a counter-culture personality and what was counter-culture then is very popular now. He knew how to utilize his skills and the people received him."

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