WWE finally pulled the trigger on the CM Punk situation yesterday afternoon. By doing so, they took Punk off of the active roster page and put his profile in the Alumni section. Punk fans all around the world were waiting for an answer to be given, albeit it wasn’t the one they were looking for. By showing their respect, the only way people know how to, “#ThankYouPunk” was trending worldwide yesterday after the action was committed.
Punk also broke his silence on Twitter by sending a subtle message to the WWE Universe.
Nope, thank YOU. Thanks for all the help and support through the years. Health and happiness above all.Don’t ever take any s**t from anybody. — Coach (@CMPunk) July 15, 2014
If that wasn’t enough for the WWE Universe, reports started to come in about his relationship with the WWE. A logical person would think that the relationship started to go fix itself, after Punk’s documentary was advertised on Raw for the WWE Network and the return of AJ Lee.
For those under the impression that CM Punk’s relationship with WWE might have improved with WWE pushing more Punk Network content and AJ Lee returning to the company, it’s being said that’s absolutely not the case. In fact, the relationship between WWE and CM Punk is likely worse than it has ever been at this point.
We reported on Monday that it was very unlikely that the WWE would extend Punk’s contract, after not working the appropriate number of days the contract dictated. In a brilliant move by Vince McMahon and Triple H, they ultimately decided to let Punk walk away on his own and let his contract run out peacefully.
If Punk ever wants to return someday like Ultimate Warrior, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Batista and Brock Lesnar, it wouldn’t be intelligent to burn the bridges of a man that could eventually make the company even more money than they already own. After his miraculous run that lasted three years, he is a main event man forever.
WWE may always hold a tiny grudge, but Punk should be a future-WWE Hall of Fame wrestler. He held the WWE championship for 434 days, the sixth-longest streak of all-time and the longest since Pedro Morales’ 1,027-day long reign in the early 1970’s. That screams Hall of Fame material, just with that accolade alone.
It is a bit baffling to understand why the relationship between Punk and the WWE got worse after giving him primetime promotion on the WWE Network and for giving his wife AJ Lee the championship immediately upon her return. Vince McMahon is said to be a huge Punk fan, while HHH and Stephanie McMahon despise the man that simply walked away from the company.
So, unless the latter of the three people said something to make Punk even more mad than he already his, there should be no reason for the relationship to be worse.
However, that’s the story and all the WWE Universe really has at the moment. Until Punk comes out and states what the true tale is, the facts may never be known.
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