They just keep coming. Wrestlers are in a weird place when it comes to other forms of entertainment. As Roddy Piper once said, “When I was acting they told me I was a wrestler, but when I was wrestling, they said I was acting”. This stigma can create some issues when it comes to getting out of the wrestling bubble and into acting, and there is a good chance that this will never change. However, some wrestlers can turn into successful actors and another might be getting the chance.
There have been very few stars in recent wrestling history as successful as CM Punk. Despite being out of wrestling for several years now, Punk is still someone who is popular with wrestling fans. Punk has dabbled in several things outside of wrestling, including acting. His first film, the Girl on the Third Floor, was well received and now he is going to be doing something else in the near future.
According to Deadline.com, production has recently wrapped on a film called Jakob’s Wife, which will feature Punk in a co-starring role. The film is described as a supernatural thriller and stars Barbara Crampton with Travis Stevens, who directed Punk in Girl on the Third Floor, directing. There is no word on when the film will be released or where it will be available. The film was shot in secret and was complete when it was first announced.
Punk has been in the horror genre before. Check out the trailer for his first movie:
Opinion: Good for Punk. At this point in his life it would seem like he is just doing whatever he wants to do and that’s a great situation to be in. If this is where he wants to do at the moment, hopefully he has some success with it. It would seem like he can do all kinds of different things and if that includes getting further into acting, maybe he can pull it off.
Do you think Punk can succeed as an actor? Who is your favorite wrestling actor? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!