His last appearance in IWA: Mid-South was on July 2, 2005 in which he competed in a 60-minute time limit draw against Delirious.
He has also won the World Tag Team Championship (with Kofi Kingston) and the WWE Intercontinental Championship, making him the 19th WWE Triple Crown Champion and the fastest man in WWE history to achieve this record at 203 days.
Between WWE and Ring of Honor (where he is a two-time World Tag Team Champion), Punk has won a total of 11 championships.
Punk's matches with Cabana led him to being hired by the Ring of Honor promotion.
From February 2003 until May 2004, Punk refused to wrestle for IWA: Mid-South, because he claims that this was in protest to Ian Rotten's mistreatment of Chris Hero in the company.
There, he was the first head trainer of the ROH wrestling school.
Also while competing in ROH, Punk won both the company's championships.Both times Punk and Cabana defeated the Briscoe Brothers to win the championship.Circa October 2003, Punk was hired as the first head trainer of the Ring of Honor wrestling school, having previously been a trainer for the Steel Domain and Primetime Wrestling.As part of the training, he wrestled at Steel Domain Wrestling in St. It was in the Steel Domain that he met Scott Colton, who soon adopted the stage name Colt Cabana.Punk and Cabana became best friends and spent most of their early career together working in the same independent circuit promotions, as opponents or allies.Unlike his friends, Punk genuinely wanted to be a wrestler and saw it as more than simple fun.