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