Former WWE Champion CM Punk has got a new tattoo to honor late WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race, according to the Instagram handle of Chicago-based tattoo artist Nick Colella.
Colella wrote on Instagram, “Stoked to do this memorial for pro wrestler Harley Race on his friend @cmpunk thanks for the trust.”
In 2019, Punk had revealed that a “Harley Race tattoo is in motion” after the eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion succumbed to lung cancer.
“The Harley Race tattoo is in motion,” Punk said in 2019. “[I have] two [sports tattoos] – I’ve got the cup for the Hawks and I got a little goat after the Cubs won the World Series. I guess the Misawa boot would be #3, I don’t know if I have any other wrestling related tattoos.”
Punk felt that Race is somebody who “deserves to be memorialized.”
“I’m definitely going to get the Harley one memorialized. Me and two other people who were close with Harley are going to get that… I think Harley was a big piece of my career whether people realize it or not and he’s just somebody who deserves to be memorialized, I feel.”
See below for pictures of Punk’s new tattoo: