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 Posted: Wed Jan 29th, 2014 11:24 am
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C.M. Punk reportedly told Vince McMahon last night that he was going home, and did so. That's where things stand right now. At this point, he's off everything going forward.



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 Posted: Wed Jan 29th, 2014 11:36 am
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Probably a good move.  He can come back a top star, otherwise its down the card for him. Still, sucks to see him go.  My favorite guy on the roster currently.  

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Good for him, if he's injured or just doesn't feel he can go like he did before. Wish a few more "independent" contractors" would do the same.

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I think he's pissed that they gave the Wrestlemania main event to Batista after he's been gone for 4 years. He was already pissed about the Rock coming back and being put in the main event when he had been busting his ass every week for years so this is like a second slap in the face.

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Former WWE and World champion CM Punk has been pulled from all advertising of WWE live events going forward after a meeting with WWE management yesterday at the Raw taping in Cleveland, Ohio.

We have been working on details for the last 24 hours (as Dave Scherer and I noted on our respective Elite audios earlier today), but the belief among those who are willing to talk about the situation is that Punk is no longer factored into company plans. Punk is under contract to WWE through July.

Punk was slated to face Triple H at Wrestlemania 30. This past Monday's Raw instead began teasing Daniel Bryan vs. HHH down the line, possibly for Wrestlemania.

We have heard from several sources that the original script for yesterday's Raw called for Punk to wrestle Antonio Cesaro and lose after Kane interfered, allowing Cesaro to qualify for the Elimination Chamber. It should be noted that another source has denied that and claimed that Punk was never booked to wrestle last night and was only booked to do a promo that would follow up on Kane causing Punk's elimination from the Rumble. But, Punk was originally slated to be on Raw and those segments were yanked. He was not backstage during the taping and was not backstage at Smackdown.

It is believed that when Vince McMahon had the writers re-write Raw late yesterday (6 PM for a taping that was scheduled to start at 7:45 PM), it was because Punk had informed the company he was going home and wouldn't be back.

While we cannot 100% confirm why, the belief among wrestlers backstage is that Punk leaving was not an injury issue. It was described to us as more likely a case of burnout and unhappiness with the overall direction of the company. Punk had been very vocal in the past about the usage of returning and "part time" stars being pushed beyond wrestlers who were working full-time for the company.

In his interview with Ariel Helwani last week, Punk talked about the crazy schedule he's held up working for the company over the last decade. Punk said that he's been doing it ten years and doesn't know anyone else who can say that. He said that he's only taken time off for injuries and that when he took two months off in 2013, it may not have been long enough.

Punk, who worked about 50 minutes in the Royal Rumble match was described as "pissy" after the PPV, although that wouldn't be an unusual description of Punk's demeanor backstage.

One source believed that since Punk's last goal was to work a Wrestlemania main event, it may also be a situation where Punk realized it wasn't going to happen this year and with his WWE deal expiring in July, that may have weighed down upon him because he was so goal driven and this was one he couldn't accomplish because of elements that were outside of his control.

In the interview with Helwani, Punk was asked about WWE killing his momentum at times and why such things happen. Punk responded that he'd like to think they don't make those decisions on purpose and it's more they wanted to go in another decision. He claimed it's a different era and different time and it can't be looked at the same way he did when he was a kid.

Yesterday, Punk wrote on Twitter, "Thanks for all the support. Keep being you guys, it's pretty cool."

Depending on how you read the statement, it could be taken as a cryptic farewell.

We'll obviously update more as we confirm additional details.



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He pretty much has said for years that one day he would just walk away, and that's what he did.  All accounts point to him being very frugal and never expecting to make near as much money as he did, so without the monetary incentive Vince doesn't have anything to hang over his head like he does with so many others.  When Batista winds up punching out a fan, getting a steroid suspension, or just quitting and bad-mouthing the company on the way out, maybe Vince will probably realize how dumb he is.  But probably not.



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I don't doubt he is pretty banged up with the style he utilizes. The guy needs some time to heal up and recharge, no doubt.

However,I am willing to bet that he saw how the Royal Rumble and Monday's Raw played out and it just made him sick to his stomach. Daniel Bryan gets swept under the rug at RR when he is probably one of the hottest acts in the company and bust his ass off every bit as much as Punk. The Rhodes, who have been on fire, have to drop the belts to NAO, a pair of part timers. and cronies of HHH. Lesnar and Batista are another pair of part timers who are in the main event picture. I wouldn't be surprised if Sheamus getting in to the Elimination Chamber right off the bat after returning from injury chapped his ass as well. It would've done the same for me if I was in Punk's shoes.



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Punk took his ball and went home. No different to me than when Austin did the same about a decade ago.



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martini wrote: Punk took his ball and went home. No different to me than when Austin did the same about a decade ago.
Yep Your right.



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bpickering wrote: martini wrote: Punk took his ball and went home. No different to me than when Austin did the same about a decade ago.
Yep Your right.

I hope Vince leaves a can of Pepsi in the middle of the ring while Michael Cole shouts about how ungrateful Punk is.



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I think it's just WWE working the net. They need some 'drama' to further push their angles.

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I can see Punk just going home. It seems to Me that He does things on His own accord. also, His hero Austin doid the same thing a few years back. Maybe He's just following His lead.

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bpickering wrote: martini wrote: Punk took his ball and went home. No different to me than when Austin did the same about a decade ago.
Yep Your right.

If you're going to walk out, then Austin left for a good reason. It was insane to have him do a TV job to Lesnar in a KOTR quarterfinal with effectively no build up. Vince and Austin had squared off in occasional minor skirmishes for much of the year and the match was booked as a power play to deliberately spark a bigger confrontation. 

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Super Snott wrote: I think it's just WWE working the net. They need some 'drama' to further push their angles.
BINGO!



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tamalie wrote: bpickering wrote: martini wrote: Punk took his ball and went home. No different to me than when Austin did the same about a decade ago.
Yep Your right.

If you're going to walk out, then Austin left for a good reason. It was insane to have him do a TV job to Lesnar in a KOTR quarterfinal with effectively no build up. Vince and Austin had squared off in occasional minor skirmishes for much of the year and the match was booked as a power play to deliberately spark a bigger confrontation. 
FWIW, Austin has went on the record and said he regrets walking out as he did. Punk is so self-righteous that I doubt he ever will.



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