Former WWE Champion and UFC welterweight fighter CM Punk (0-1) is currently pulling a reverse-Miz and competing in an MTV reality show. The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros pits familiar Challenge competitors (the Pros) against professional athletes (the Champs), such as Olympian Lolo Jones, and retired NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman, with the proceeds from winning going to the charity of each’s person choice.
MTV has released clips of the spin-off series which do nothing to explain the show to a non-MTV viewer like me but do everything for someone googling “CM Punk condiment fetish.”
Another clip shows Punk getting into it with someone named Johnny Bananas, who sounds like every dude you wouldn’t want to be stuck on an airplane with.
Like him or not, Punk is a former WWE Champion, a high-profile UFC fighter based on literally zero experience coming into it, a published author, and has a cool dog and a cooler wife. That’s not exactly “going nowhere” with your life. Clowning someone who spent a crazy amount of time training to hurt people for real sounds less like playing a psychological game as much as it sounds like a really f*cking stupid idea. But then again I’m not a professional … um … whatever it is Johnny Bananas considers himself, so what do I know.
I’m left with more than a few questions based on these clips, but I think we can all agree on the most important one: Who wore it better?