CM Punk

        CM PUNK

Article written by Dylan Devine (6/17/18)


It has been a little bit over four years since we have seen CM Punk in a WWE ring and I don’t think we will be seeing him anytime soon. On January 26th, 2014 at WWE’s annual paper view event the ‘Royal Rumble’, Punk officially quit the WWE. News came out a few days later that Punk quit and fans were shook. He was one of the most popular guys in the company and had solidified himself as one of the best wrestlers of all time, so it was shocking that he just quit out of no where. Obviously there was that time in 2011 where Punk’s contract was ending and he was planning on leaving, but we all know how that went. 11 months after walking out from the company he joined his then best friend, Colt Cabana for an episode of his podcast “The Art of Wrestling.” On this podcast Punk finally revealed everything that led up to him leaving and helped the fans finally understand that he needed to get out of there. He had been struggling with injuries for awhile and was upset with the way they were treating him, along with multiple other problems. Punk has made many comment over the past four years expressing that he had no interest in returning to wrestling, but his most recent comment in an interview with TSN sports reporter, Aaron Bronsteter Punk said “Yesterday I said a bunch of stuff about wrestling, about how I’d never gotten a true offer… that does not mean I want to wrestle. I’m done, I’m done, I’m done with professional wrestling.” “A lot of people like to be mad at me about that and make fun of me because I lost my first fight, and it’s like… that’s fine, you’re entitled to your opinion but you do not own me and I am entitled to do what I want to do, and that’s what I’m doing. Wrestling is in the rear view mirror. I’ve been trying for 5 years to put wrestling in the rear view mirror and some people just won’t, they won’t let it go. They want to live my life for me. I kind of don’t understand that. It doesn’t matter what I say, I’ve said no and no, no, no, so many times that people just always kind of are like, Oh, so there’s a chance?”. Punk seems to have absolutely no interest in making a return to the WWE and I don’t think that will be happening for a quite awhile especially with the lawsuit he has been fighting with WWE Doctor Chris Amann. Now there always is a chance that he shows up in another wrestling company such as Ring of Honor or New Japan Pro Wrestling but there is a very low chance of that actually happening. Bret Hart, Ultimate Warrior, and Bruno Sammartino all returned to the WWE after years of having a fall out/ problems with the company so I wouldn’t 100% rule out the possibility of Punk returning some time in the future if the offer is right.

Below is a link to the Colt Cabana podcast with CM Punk where he revealed everything the fans were dying to know.

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