CM Punk’s stock in the pro wrestling world is still incredibly high, thanks to Starz’ show Heels and his impending AEW debut. Ringside News exclusively reported that Punk has signed a contract with AEW. It was also reported that Punk is reportedly 100% for an AEW Chicago show. He also has a few acting credits under his belt, but he would like to add more. Many former pro wrestlers breached into acting and CM Punk looks toward guys like Batista as inspiration.

WWE Hall of Famer and current Hollywood star Dave Bautista is one of the most sought after actors in the business right now. He made a name for himself by portraying the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy film franchise.

While speaking to Movie Trivia Schmoedown’s Kristian Harloff, CM Punk talked about how Batista worked hard in a variety of roles and that Punk wants to follow in his footsteps.

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. I just want to follow in his footsteps, you know what I mean? And it’s not because I want to be rich or to be famous but I see how fun acting is and I see how playing dress-up, essentially, how fun that can be. When stuff’s hard, I tend to want to do it more and be good at it. I have that personality trait.”

CM Punk has appeared in a variety of shows and movies over the years and we certainly wonder if he will ever reach the same level of success as Batista in the future.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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