WWE: CM Punk’s Lawsuit Demands Image Royalties, Vince McMahon Responds By Punking Merch?

As the lawsuit between CM Punk and the WWE begins to boil, some fans believe Vince McMahon has fired a shot across the bow of the U.S.S Punk by purposefully punking the merchandise that might benefit Phil Brooks if he manages to win.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, some reports are claiming that CM Punk’s WWE return will occur in the form of Sting Vs. CM Punk, but if you believe that, I have a bridge in Chicago I’d like to sell you. It’s also claimed the WWE is scrubbing CM Punk out of their history, although the rewriting of history has been on a piece-by-piece basis and has not yet included wholesale denial of anything major.

Some WWE sources believe also believe WWE 2K15 could be delayed by CM Punk’s lawsuit, but it’s possible there are several ways for the video game developer to work around the issue in time for October, including limiting the character to a purchasable CM Punk DLC.

If you go to the WWE Shop website right now, it appears CM Punk just got punked. Various items, even including the popular “Best in the World” T-Shirt, are no long available in stock. But, otherwise, it seems like the WWE store is having a fire sale on CM Punk merchandise sales.

WWE: CM Punk's Lawsuit Demands Image Royalties, Vince McMahon Responds By Punking Merch?

For example, CM Punk’s “Best In The World” DVD and Blu-Ray both dropped in price from $19.99 and $24.99 to $2.99! You might think this is some sort of inside joke by Vince McMahon since they’re still charging $7 in shipping, so the final price is – you guessed it – only $9.99.

If the CM Punk sales are a joke, then it is not across the board, though. CM Punk wrist sleeves are selling for $4.29 when they used to be $11.99, and a pendant is $2.29 instead of $11.99. One of the biggest price drops I noticed was the signed commemorative plaque for CM Punk Vs. Brock Lesnar, which went from $199.99 down to $69.99.

There are two ways of looking at the situation. It’s possible that Vince McMahon or someone in management is purposefully dropping the price on merchandise so if they lose the lawsuit then the dollar amount of royalties going to Phil Brooks drops like a GTS. The other option is that the WWE store sale is mirroring the marketing department, and they’re simply liquidating their stock of CM Punk merchandise without taking into account any effect on the lawsuit.

What do you think?

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