Phillip Jack „Phil” Brooks (born October 26, 1978), also known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American comic book writer, actor, upcoming mixed martial artist and retired professional wrestler who is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship . He is perhaps best known for his time in WWE, where he was the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the „modern era,” having held the title for 434 days from November 20, 2011 to January 27, 2013. His reign is officially recognized as the sixth longest of all time, as well as the longest since 1988. Brooks began his professional wrestling career on the American independent circuit, primarily with Ring of Honor until 2005 when he signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is a seven-time world champion in professional wrestling, having won the WWE Championship twice, WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship three times, and the ECW and ROH World Championships once each. Along with Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins, he is one of three men to have been world champion in both WWE and ROH. Punk is also a one-time World Tag Team Champion (with Kofi Kingston), and one-time Intercontinental Champion, making him the 19th WWE Triple Crown Champion and the fastest man in WWE history to achieve this feat, doing so in 203 days. In addition, he was the 2011 WWE Superstar of the Year and the first two-time Money in the Bank winner. Throughout his career, Punk consistently portrayed the character of an outspoken, sharp-tongued, anti-establishment, straight edge iconoclast. Most of the straight edge principles he portrayed, such as not drinking alcohol or not taking recreational drugs, are his real life views. Depending on his alignment as a hero or villain, he emphasized different aspects of the straight edge culture to garner the desired audience reaction.