Longest reigning WWE Champion of The Modern Era, CM Punk was present at a meet and greet event outside the Pro Wrestling Tees store in Chicago, Illinois on August 31. The event took place on the eve of ALL IN and Punk posed for snaps with fans and signed dozens of autographs.
The queue to meet the Second City Saint was ridiculously long which clearly goes on to define how strong Punk’s fanbase is even after he quit WWE in 2014.
— Danie (@helloitsdanie) August 31, 2018
Punk later took to Twitter to thank his fans for the enormous turnout and express his gratitude towards them.
I don't have the words to properly express how thankful I am to have seen, spent a small amount of time with, and listened to some moving stories from some great people today. Appreciate you all. Thanks for the smiles. #fans #friends #strangers #samekids
— CM Puck? (@CMPunk) September 1, 2018
Legendary professional wrestling manager “Advocate” Paul Heyman doesn’t seem to be a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At least that’s what his current tweet indicates.
Heyman, who managed Punk and has stood in Brock Lesnar’s corner since 2002, has been blasting his iconic catchphrase “Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat” on the microphone for the past 5 years in WWE. In fact, it was for Lesnar that Heyman had penned the phrase and shortly after the Advocate had dropped those four words on WWE TV, The Beast’s merchandise began sporting Heyman’s tagline.
It appears that NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have now decided to “borrow” Heyman’s catchphrase. Their t-shirts read: “Eat, Sleep, Bucs, Repeat.”
Heyman noted on Twitter that the Buccaneers are “stealing” the mantra that he had created for Lesnar and went on to demand his royalties.
It's nice to know that almost 5 years since I said #EatSleepConquerRepeat as the mantra for @BrockLesnar on @WWE #RAW, major companies and teams like the @Buccaneers are still "borrowing" (blatantly stealing) the catchphrase. Send us our royalties, please! https://t.co/99LhF2SvBh
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) August 31, 2018