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WWE Not Expected to Renew CM Punk’s Contract in July

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WWE is not expected to renew CM Punk’s contract in July. After recent information regarding WWE’s ability to extend contracts without having superstars sign a new deal hit the web, some wondered if the company would extend Punk’s contract once it is up near the end of the month. However, it seems as if WWE will cut ties with the former champion, and Punk will be able to find work anywhere else he wants to using the moniker “CM Punk.”

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter via F4Wonline.com reports that the evidence of WWE’s plan to not renew Punk’s current deal lies within the announcement regarding Punk that was made previously on WrestlingRumors.net. Punk will serve as a red carpet host for the Gibson Brands AP Music Awards on July 21. The show takes place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and will air on AXS TV.

The report claims that if WWE was going to renew Punk’s contract, he wouldn’t be allowed to host the show, especially under the name “CM Punk.” Punk has laid low due to the situation he is in with WWE, rarely appearing on television, especially regarding WWE TV, which he has not appeared on since the 2014 “Royal Rumble.” The company kept Punk from appearing at Wizard World Comic Con events, even though he was the most requested talent they have.

Punk’s current contract is set to expire just a few days before the Gibson Brands AP Music Awards takes place, which is why he will be able to gladly host the event’s red carpet ceremony as CM Punk. While multiple reports, and even a quote from Punk himself, have claimed that the former champion now considers himself retired, many fans have not wanted to believe that news.

Fans have been waiting for the company to acknowledge the employment status of CM Punk, even more so than they have. Stephanie McMahon and Paul Heyman have stated that Punk quit on WWE television. Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho have claimed the same thing during interviews. The return of Punk’s new wife, Divas Champion AJ Lee, has sparked the recent “will Punk return” fan response. However, it should be noted that Punk is happy no longer wrestling, per his fiends, and that he is not expected to return to the company.

Editor’s Note:
Just one more week. Just one more week until WWE FINALLY says whether or not Punk is OFFICIALLY gone or not. Then all of this will be behind us.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lmartin8 Lynn Martin

    Good he sucks he shit

  • nungboysuckingteet

    He’s going Hollywood.

  • Zach

    Damn that was our last hope.

    • CM Vegeta

      Just ’cause they aren’t renewing it doesn’t mean he’s gone forever; they could just give him a new one next year.

  • Matt

    Then why does he still show up in the current superstars page in the wwe shop? I think this is a ploy to make his return unexpected! AJ Lee has returned after getting married to Punk. She was rumored to be expecting a baby. That rumor has been nullified. So this leads me to believe Punk WILL return it’s just the matter of when he’ll accept a good enough contract! I’d like to see a Punk vs Austin match and a Punk vs Lesnar match! Both are Wrestlemania worthy matches! If we get Punk vs Lesnar it should be after Cena drops his wwe world heavyweight championship to Lesnar. Cena gets his rematch at Night of Champs. Loses. Lesnar continues his assault on Cena and then……. Out comes CM Punk to make the save and challenges Lesnar for the title. Lesnar accepts. Eventually drops the title to Punk. Punk shows off a new belt at Royal Rumble. Then we get Punk vs Reigns for the title at WM31! Calling it now!

    • Rae

      He’s still showing because WWE still has rights to his name therefore they can still make money off of it. Come July 17th, they won’t be allowed to. DUH.

      Go sit in your corner and rock back and forth with your CM Punk Brawling Buddy and pray, because that’s the closest you’re getting to him ever returning.

      By the way, I’m a Punk fan. :)

      • aztec103

        If punk does go his famous promo won’t meen nothing shame.

        • The_Fenrir_Cometh

          not true. Bryan has gone on record saying that he got the WM30 spot cause Punk quit. His presence clearly open the door for a lot of other ROH alums. Maybe not the revolution her hoped for but it definitely made an impact.

    • NayNay77

      He’s gooooooooone, he’s goooooooone, just accept it, he’s retired and never, EEEEEEEEEEEVER, coming back!

      • sandy

        i hope hes never ever coming back. but they all came back to wwe begging for their job back so will cm puke

  • Tyler

    Focus on wrestlers who are -still- entertaining us.

  • https://www.facebook.com/dancasaz Dan Casazza

    You have reported the news and quotes with evidence that he’s not coming back. I don’t believe it’s all a work — at this moment, he is retired. He legitimately retired. Jordan legitimately retired too. But he’ll be coming back eventually. He has too much left to give. For all that it took out of him, he was still the very best in the world. Having followed him for over 10 years, I know that this is who he is. He has many interests in his life, but this is his craft. And no one as brilliant as him can hang it up in that way. This storyline isn’t work/shoot, real/fake. It just is. It’s the reality era. This is all part of the ongoing CM Punk story. By him “quitting because he wasn’t main eventing Wrestlemania,” this saga has written him into the main event at Wrestlemania. He won’t be back for a good long time – perhaps Royal Rumble, but even that might be too soon. A comeback at WM31, hyping a main event match at WM32 will be worth all the drama.

  • https://www.facebook.com/dancasaz Dan Casazza

    You have reported the news and quotes with evidence that he’s not coming back. I don’t believe it’s all a work — at this moment, he is retired. He legitimately retired. Jordan legitimately retired too. But he’ll be coming back eventually. He has too much left to give. For all that it took out of him, he was still the very best in the world. Having followed him for over 10 years, I know that this is who he is. He has many interests in his life, but this is his craft. And no one as brilliant as him can hang it up in that way. This storyline isn’t work/shoot, real/fake. It just is. It’s the reality era. This is all part of the ongoing CM Punk story. By him “quitting because he wasn’t main eventing Wrestlemania,” this saga has written him into the main event at Wrestlemania. He won’t be back for a good long time – perhaps Royal Rumble, but even that might be too soon. A comeback at WM31, hyping a main event match at WM32 will be worth all the drama.

    • adztheman

      And when you think about the bonus money Phil made from headlining a couple of years worth of PPVs plus being the second highest merch guy, he banked a lot of coin..and he lives well within his means…

      On his podcast a few weeks ago, Jim Ross talked about how guys handled their money, and noted that Punk was one of the best at it…

      And his wife continues to work, drawing a nice paycheck from WWE.

      He has many interests in his life, and now he can pursue them, avoiding crippling injuries that Cena and Bryan will have to deal with for the rest of their lives…

      Why take bumps when you no longer have to?

  • Freezy

    However, it should be noted that Punk is happy no longer wrestling, per his fiends

    Lawl

  • Rae

    This may be the best thing I’ve read all day. I sincerely hope for his sanity and health and the sake of all the fans that he stays gone.

  • Willie The Lucario Master

    I’m gonna miss Punk. I just hope that he goes to ROH if he decides to keep wrestling.

  • https://www.facebook.com/stephen.desmond.315 Stephen Desmond

    Ppl need to just move on

    • tmeister

      I agree

    • Undertaker9711 .

      I have. I’m a huge CM Punk fan, but I accepted a while ago that he’s not coming back. I think it was right after Payback that i knew he just wasn’t coming back, at least not for a long time

  • DarkDream

    That’s news, we all know this already

  • shinfo84

    Why does him hosting an awards show mean he’s not returning, I’m sure Vince would be more than happy with the free advertising, doesn’t he own the rights to his name anyway?

  • Zakariah

    A) Pretty sure Punk owns rights to the name. I assume the reason he didn’t use it on Talking Dead was out of a little professional courtesy remaining and wanting to distance the show from the uproar that was going on.

    B) You know damn well that if they want to cut ties, they won’t announce anything. If they just let the contract lapse, it’ll happen silently and he’ll be taken off the roster. People will still speculate and nothing definite will come of it.

    • Jimmy

      But they did mention CM Punk on Talking Dead. It was brief, but after he was introduced as Phil Brooks they said otherwise known as CM Punk.

  • rose

    WWE has to give punk what ever he wants they need punk and that is good for busness

  • Darius Braswell Sr,

    I know C M Punk wasn’t happy with WWE.. Well WWE isn’t fun at all no more. I like when it was WCW vs WWE.. I think Vincent or Stephanie or Paul should turn Smack Down into WCW have World Heavyweight, Tag Teams, World TV Champion, Woman World Champions, Hardcore, and have WWE world champion tag- team hardcore, European, Diva Champion, Than with wrestlemania it be more fun.. it be WCW vs WWE vs ECW.. Maybe in the future bring back ECW, AWA, in the future… WWE is need of a rival it’s no real rival TNA, Ring of Honor …

  • SANDY

    LET HIM GO WWE !!! He just wined & cried over everything anyways.. waaaaa i dont get any wwe icecream bars, waaaa i didnt get an esclade like randy orton did. waaaaa HHH wouldnt let me keep the title for a whole year. he protected me and wouldnt let the other wrestlers pinn me. waaaa , waaaa waaa. goes cm punk . hes gonna let his new wife make all the big money and him sit back and open the closet door for the straight edge wrestlers to come busting out. wwe is better without cm pukebut. HE WILL COME BACK TO WWE BEGGING FOR HIS JOB BACK WANT TO WRESTLE AGAIN. THE REST DID SO WILL CM PUKE

    • doug f.

      troll

  • [email protected]

    Fuc* all you people talking shi* about punk weather he returns are now he still is and always will the only good wrestler wwe have are will ever have no one can touch him

  • Sandy L

    I have dearly missed Punk wrestling and would love to have heard his farewell speech. There are the CM Punk Videos and WWE Network to watch this fantastic wrestler. I wish Punk and AJ a happy and fruitful life. And when Punk writes his Bio I’ll be the first in line to purchase it. I can’t wait to read it. Especially the WWE section.