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WWE and CM Punk are Still Not Communicating
- Updated: May 15, 2014
WWE and CM Punk are still not communicating. The latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims that Punk and representatives from WWE have not had any contact for some time, and he is not expected to return prior to his contract expiring in July.
According to the report, Punk was frustrated with a number of things before leaving. Many of these discrepancies where expressed by Punk at a Comic-Con event just days before his departure from the company. They included how he was being booked, how part-timers were being booked, and money paid to talent.
Punk is now reportedly happy being at home. He’s doing whatever he wants that isn’t wrestling related, and is said to be enjoying himself. His last year on the road was not fun for him. Many people expressed that they didn’t expect him to re-sign with the company when his contract ran out weeks before Punk walked out.
Being off the road, Punk has been able to attend whatever sporting events he wishes, compete in a Chicago area “Tough Mudder” event, attend concerts, and spend time with his fiancé AJ Lee, who is currently on a leave-of-absence from the company and is spending that time away with Punk. Punk’s ex-girlfriend who writes for a Chicago publication recently claimed that Punk is retired from professional wrestling.
Punk went home just 30 minutes before “Monday Night Raw” was set to go live on Jan. 27. He has not appeared on WWE programming since. Rumors about his “return” begin swirling around the Internet whenever WWE is about to host an event in Punk’s hometown of Chicago. The next PPV event, “Payback,” will be emanating from Chicago, and many people are calling for his “return” to happen on June 1. However, Punk has not had any contact with WWE and will not be working the show.
Upon his contract running out in July, many people question just what Punk will do next. According to this latest report, WWE has the right to claim that Punk still owes them six months of work if Punk decides to wrestle for another company. He chose to sit out the last six months of his contract, and while WWE has not filed for a breach of contract, if he begins to “compete” with them by working for another company, they could easily claim that he can’t compete until he fulfills his contracted dates.
Proof that Punk isn’t returning at “Payback.” I really hope people understand this by now. Punk is not returning ANY time soon.