CM Punk’s comments on WWE departure are childish

CM Punk has finally spoken about his WWE departure after months of silence on the matter.

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During a swear word-laden interview on Colt Canana’s The Art of Wrestling Podcast, the former WWE Superstar said the reasons for his WWE departure were down to tensions with the company’s owner Vince McMahon.

But in reality, Punk was tired of not getting everything he wanted, though World Wrestling Entertainment had already bent over backwards trying to accomodate his contract requirements that no doubt changed all the time as Punk himself changed his mind.

Punk claims that McMahon has always shown mixed favorability among wrestlers on the WWE roster.

Bordering on a year since his WWE departure, Punk said he is the happiest he has been in years. The former wrestler went on to say that the sport of professional wrestling, something he thought he loved, just made him miserable all the time.

Miserable enough to stay and make millions of dollars?

While Punk expresses that the decision to leave was hard to make, it appears that he is more than happy to say it was the best thing for him.

Though it is easy to say that after all the money he has made after all.

WWE has been slammed for tending to favor the likes of John Cena over many others in the company, and Punk was one of those guys who was always very vocal back stage, but as much as he himself believes he did, Punk’s firestorm of popularity in 2011/2012 rarely did anything that changed the business for the better.

As good as Punk is and was both in the ring and on the mic all throughout his WWE career, the nature of his comments during the Art of Wrestling podcast suggest that he is hugely motivated by making big money.

Punk didn’t like it when sponsorship opportunities that would have further filled his own bank account were dismissed by WWE.

Brock Lesnar was also a target of Punk in his comments.

But what Punk has to remember is that Lesnar actually went out to the UFC and became a world champion in a legitimate sports entertainment fighting company.Bringing sponsorship back to the WWE under his name was always going to be the case.

It is nice to see Punk discussing his WWE departure after all this time, but the company will be fine without him.

CM Punk really isn’t the be all end all of professional wrestling.

A tribute to Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes died at St Vincent’s Hospital yesterday aged 25 after being hit in the head doing what he loved, playing cricket.

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First thing’s first.

I really should have written something about this a lot earlier than now.But to be totally honest I have really been struggling to figure out what I can write that will differ from the sad reality that this situation is and will forever be.

The death of Phillip Hughes is being called the saddest day in the history of cricket, a statement all too true.

Games all over the world have been put on hold, and matches continuing on after a day of mourning and respect for Hughes will all be met with various ceremonies to honor Australia’s fallen batsmen.

Phillip Hughes was a cricketer through and through, and he died doing what he did best.

This tragic incident has literally rocked the cricketing world to the core, and nobody more than the family and friends of Hughes who have been at his bedside at St Vincent’s hospital over the last couple of days will be impacted greater.

Michael Clarke as Australian cricket captain is distraught and should be applauded for the tremendous job he did yesterday delivering the families statement during a press conference.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, for the best part of two days Clarke barely left Hughes bedside.

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Clarke and Hughes are believed to have had a very close relationship off the field. Phil was like a little brother to Michael, they were the best of friends.

Not much else can really be said in all fairness.

But all discussion surrounding the banning of bouncer deliveries need to be squashed immediately. Banning short pitched bowling is the single worst thing that could come out of this tragedy, and Hughes himself I dare say would not want to see it happen.

Life is precious, and short, but friends and family of Hughes will remember him by the picture below.

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He was a man who loved cricket.

The final thing I want to write in this piece today is about the bowler who delivered that ball, Sean Abbott.

None of this is his fault, and while I am sure the burden he will carry will live within him for the rest of his life, the entire cricketing public is supporting him just as much if not more than what they are for the Hughes family. Sport, like life, is a game of the unexpected and nobody could have predicted this.

Batsmen get hit on the head everyday by short pitched deliveries, the situation with Phil Hughes was a one in a million.

Here is hoping Sean Abbott goes on to become one of the best Australian fast bowlers off all time.