On June 27, 2011, CM Punk forever altered the course of WWE history with a blistering rant, proclaiming, ‘Day in and day out for almost six years I have proven to everybody in the world that I am the best on this microphone, in that ring, even on commentary. Nobody can touch me!’ Since riding into the scene as an extra in John Cena’s entrance at WrestleMania 22 to defending the WWE Title in main events all over the world in recent years, the Voice of the Voiceless has backed up that statement. Now, WWE fans get an unprecedented look inside the life and career of the most controversial Superstar of this generation. The first-ever documentary to focus on CM Punk traces his rise to the top of WWE, from his early success on ECW, his divisive perpetuating of the Straight Edge subculture, to becoming internationally revered as the best wrestler in the world, and all the five star matches and verbal pipe bombs in between.

Studio: WWE Studios
Year: 2012
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Run time: 540 minutes
Rating: PG

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
Region: A

I remember about a year ago, CM Punk tweeting about wanting to make a documentary that is going to be totally different than anything the WWE has ever produced. He claimed that it was going to be made the way that HE wanted it to be made. His own music selection, his own style. Well, fast forward a year later, and here it is: Best in The World.

This documentary takes you on a journey from his youth, all the way to the present. The documentary sheds some insight as to why Punk is the person he is today; having to overcome a great deal of adversity from his poor family life, alcoholic father, not fitting in at school, etc. It’s incredible, the transformation he’s made over the years, and the man he has grown into.

John Cena, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Colt Cabana, Michael Hayes, Triple H, and Curt Hawkins provide most of the guest commentary, but Jim Ross, Lita, and a few others make short appearances as well. No Vince McMahon, unfortunately. Would have loved to hear what he had to say.

All in all, great documentary. Very well done. It was about 11 minutes shy of 2 hours (the documentary part). I honestly could have easily watched it if it were 4 hours long. The matches part are cool, but a lot of them you can find on YouTube anyway. I just look at those like an added throw-in. The documentary is the cool part, and it doesn’t disappoint!

Finals Match in the OVW World Heavyweight Tournament
Brent Albright vs. CM Punk
OVW 3/1/06

CM Punk’s WWE in Ring Debut vs. Justin Credible
ECW 8/1/06

ECW Championship Last Chance Match
CM Punk vs. John Morrison
ECW 9/4/07

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Wrestlemania 24

World Tag Team Championship Match
CM Punk and Kofi Kingston vs. Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase
RAW 10/27/08

No DQ Match for IC Championship
CM Punk vs. William Regal
RAW 1/19/09

TLC Match for World Heavyweight Championship
CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy
Summerslam 2009

CM Punk’s Hair vs. Rey Mysterio Joining SES
CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
Over the Limit 2010

WWE Championship Match
CM Punk vs. John Cena
Money in the Bank 2011

WWE Championship Match
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
Wrestlemania 28

WWE Championship Match
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan
Over the Limit 2012

Movie Quality: 10/10

Special Features

  • No plan B
  • Saxophone
  • Easter Greeting
  • Chicken Wings and Apple Pie
  • Most Recognizable Tattoo
  • Fish Tattoo
  • Traveling with Ace
  • No Microphone
  • ECW Arena Match
  • Hanging with Eddie Guerrero
  • Trainer
  • Driving Away With the Title
  • Wrestling Camp
  • “They’re Gonna Hate Me”
  • Six People, 1 Room
  • I’m a Paul Heyman guy
  • The Marathon
  • @CMPunk
  • The Bus Tour
  • Kofi’s Challenge
  • Wrestlemania Day
  • A Day at the Ball Field
  • True Respect
  • Finals Match in the IC Championship Tournament
    CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
    Armageddon 2008

Special Features: 9/10

Final Thoughts

By far and away one of the best and most comprehensive WWE produced videos. I was surprised by the answers CM Punk and others gave in this video. It shows WWE in a different light than most of their videos allow.
Overall Rating: 9/10