Looking back on his controversial WWE exit in 2014, CM Punk has branded the company “petty” and “vindictive.”
While CM Punk made a happy return to the wrestling world in August 2021 with AEW, his previous wrestling gig left him feeling totally the opposite.
Following the 2014 Royal Rumble, CM Punk walked out on WWE never to return. The star was suffering both mentally and physically, and had become increasingly frustrated over creative decisions taken within the company. To add further fuel to the already quite spectacular fire, Punk received his termination papers from WWE via FedEx on his wedding day.
When questioned about this by Steve Austin in a wide-ranging interview on the WWE Network, Vince McMahon apologised for what he described as a coincidence.
A new article in Esquire has now profiled the life and career of Punk, diving into his controversial exit from WWE. In the piece, Punk is quoted as saying that WWE are “very petty” and “very vindictive.”
CM Punk is currently preparing to square off against his long-time rival MJF in a Dog Collar Match at AEW Revolution on March 6th.
After months of back and forth, on the February 2nd episode of AEW Dynamite, Punk and MJF finally met in the ring, in the veteran’s home city of Chicago. However, the night ended without the hometown victory that many fans had hoped for.
Via a helping hand from Wardlow, MJF pinned his rival to inflict Punk’s first defeat since joining the company. After earning himself another shot at the upstart following a tag team win with Jon Moxley over FTR, Punk challenged him to a match at Revolution.
The former World Champion said that seeing as MJF wanted to be Roddy Piper so bad, he’d face him in a Dog Collar Match, as he pulled a collar from a box in front of him asking MJF to be his Valentine.
A reference to the famous Dog Collar Match between Roddy Piper and Greg Valentine.