Chicago, IL – At 11:53pm on Friday night, former WWE Superstar and World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk submitted his audition tape for the next season of Tough Enough.
With just minutes to spare, Punk finished editing his audition tape, making sure to include his favorite songs by the band Rancid playing over his promo. Despite having quit the company over a year ago, Punk had sent in an audition tape in the hopes that he would eventually go to NXT.
Shot in several locations, including a hallway, his bathroom, his living room, and on Lakeshore Drive, Punk listed why he is Tough Enough to be in the WWE. Showing signs of “ring rust”, Punk stumbled over some words while doing pull ups, referring to Roman Reigns as “Roman Rollins”. Punk’s friend Colt Cabana can actually be seen in one shot eating Lucky Charms at the kitchen table.
While his delivery was shaky at times, Punk made a convincing argument, pointing to his MMA training and experience writing comic books.
In regards to the tape, WWE COO Triple H said, “Oh, yeah. I’ve seen it. Great stuff. This kid has potential.”
A large, mischievous smile spread across Triple H’s face.
“He’ll be great on Smackdown!” said Triple H, laughing to himself.