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He's over the hill and a bit-part player, it's fucking fantastic business by WWE getting rid of a big salary who offers nothing but a tiny cult following.

Where else is there for him to go? WWE basically have a monopoly on the wrestling business, they can play hardball and get him on lower pay when he inevitably comes begging for his job back.

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Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

He's over the hill and a bit-part player, it's fucking fantastic business by WWE getting rid of a big salary who offers nothing but a tiny cult following.

Where else is there for him to go? WWE basically have a monopoly on the wrestling business, they can play hardball and get him on lower pay when he inevitably comes begging for his job back.



The weird part for me is that despite him claiming to feel burned out he's a proper attention whore on his days off. Instead of resting his "burned out" body he was always seen at MMA events, Baseball matches etc.

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During a recent interview, Terry Funk was asked about CM Punk walking out on WWE. Here is what he had to say about the situation…

"It's a smart move on [Punk's] part. If you look at what Vince has done, if someone has drawn him some money they will be on the card at WrestleMania, no matter what has happened between them. CM Punk will be back, because if he isn't, Vince leaves money on the table.

If being in the last match at WrestleMania is his wish, then he's going to try and make it come true, the only way possible. He's put the ball back in Vince's court, and that's difficult because Vince has the only court. This is what made it so good about having several places to go [in years past].

Do you think CM Punk worries about the dollars? For all the great ones, it's not about that. They might tell you that they're in it for the money, but they're not – they're in it for the performance, and so is CM Punk."


Not sure how it's smart of Punk to give up the biggest payday of the year.

The best time to take your ball home would be after Wrestlemania like Brock did.
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His contract was due to expire in June or July after a PPV in Chicago I believe. So why didnt he just grit his teeth and ride it out for a few more months, get a nice Wrestlemania pay-day and then leave on his own terms to a standing ovation in his smark filled home town rather than storming out while still under contract which will now probably forever put a black mark next to his name should he and WWE or any wrestling company work together in the future.

Guy is a dick, he threw a chidlish hissy fit because he didnt like the booking plans for his character going into Wrestlemania, grow up, he should be ecstatic that someone as over-rated as him has achieved all the success he has in WWE. Over the past three years hes worked with the top stars in the company including huge box office names like The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar and The Rock, plus he enjoyed the longest title reign in decades, so when WWE decide to put him in another major feud with a big name in Triple H he decides to go home, guy is a bellend.

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Quote  Vince McMahon made WWE's first public comments on CM Punk's status with the company at today's conference call with company investors. An investor asked about Punk's status and Vince acknowledged he's one of the company's biggest performers and said:

"He's taking a sabbatical, let's just put it that way."
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I KNEW IT!!!!!! It was a work all along 

My god. This was just brilliant. I didn't think for one second that Punk was actually leaving the company.

If this does turn into a storyline, then it's gonna be the best storyline they have done in YEARS. People will tune in just for that rather than The Authority storyline. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MaNonTheMoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/February/2014 at 20:42
I dunno, man. I mean, it's not that I don't want it to be a work, but I just can't get anything that would suggest it's a work from that statement. For all we know, it could mean that Vince just told Punk to stay home to get his mind together and cool down.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HBKDX97 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/February/2014 at 21:06
This obviously doesn't shed any light on whether it's a work or not. If it is, then this is a subtle way of saying it. If not, it's perfectly natural for Vince to not tell a group of shareholders that a top star hates the company enough to leave it.
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Hey I was being a hardheaded dick (that's what she said) about it being a work at the beginning. There was no way in hell I was willing to believe it was a shoot. But uh. Well, it seems everyone and I mean everyone in character and out are saying this is the real thing and not a storyline. So, foot in mouth I gotta admit that as much as I find it more believable that this is a work, I just don't think it is anymore.

That said, I would jump at any solid evidence that showed this was in fact a work, but this isn't concrete. Though, I must admit it is suggestive. Perhaps they caught wind of everyone's reactions as to whether this was a work or a shoot, and they're trying to play it off as though it were a work in case Punk changes his mind. Smart move on their part.
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If that was the case, sure. But it wouldn't be smart at all from a business perspective, and the WWE management are focused solely on business. The only thing this being a work would have accomplished is losing a top star, cause a huge section of the audience to noticeably interfere with the product by hijaking the attention away from the performers already there, lose a potential draw for house shows and t.v/ PPV events (ESPECIALLY for the biggest PV of the year, Wrestlemania), and create an unnecessary distraction going into the most important part of the year. On the flip side, they have created traffic for online dirtsheets and that's it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2014 at 06:08
I thought this was a work, still hope it is. Here's hoping rumours of a Punk return around WM and maybe in the weeks before Have cryptic Promos (Possibly along the lines of Y2J's Code but done for Punk) that could be about Punk returning and have him actually appear at WM to antagonize Batisa or Orton during their match.
However I think this is a shoot and will turn work when Punk decides he has sulked enough


Edited by LennyComa - 21/February/2014 at 06:09
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I wouldn't be surprised if IRL Triple H doesn't like Punk. I always got the sense that when he called Punk a "skinny fat ass" that it was some legit feelings creeping out. Punk doesn't have that big guy build that Vince built the WWF on. But the biggest reason for Triple H not to like Punk is that a lot of the old school guys really like Punk. They like his respect for them and their old school ways and a lot of those same guys look down on Trips. As Jim Cornette once said, Triple H was never The Guy, he was always the guy that worked with The Guy. 

As for Vince... as much as he's the man that we associated with hiring and pushing every muscle-head he can find... he's also a guy doesn't like to leave money on the table. So whether or not he personally likes Punk, if there's money to be made there, then Vince will want to work with him.

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