“Go suck a blood money covered dick in Saudi Arabia you fucking dork.” @CMPunk to @mikethemiz on Jan 7 2020 at 10:24PM 

In January 2014, CM Punk boldly walked out of WWE, and did exactly what he wanted to do, leave the company that made him sick, mistreated him, and would end up firing him later that year (June) on his wedding day. Punk was always a man who told you how he felt, whether you’d like it or not, he was genuine in his beliefs. While his skin may be thin, check his Twitter block list, he was unabashedly truthful.

Before the end of 2014, the Art of Wrestling podcast with Colt Cabana came out, where CM Punk aired his grievances with his former employer. He talked about creative, Vince meetings, and all kinds of issues that he had with WWE. Grievances that included CM Punk talking about malpractice acts by the WWE doctor Dr. Amann. “They Z-Pakked me to death” was his exact quote. CM Punk claimed that Dr. Amann misdiagnosed a serious staph infection. In February 2015, in response to the podcast, Dr. Amann filed a defamation lawsuit against CM Punk and Colt Cabana. Whose side did WWE choose? Dr. Amann, by releasing a statement and video showing support for the doctor. While not entirely shocking, it is telling that the company didn’t stay Switzerland, they picked a side, and it wasn’t Punk’s. Dr. Amann lost his lawsuit.

The legal saga took more twists and turns in 2018 when Colt Cabana sued CM Punk for breach of contract as it pertains to the legal fees from the Dr. Amann lawsuit. Then CM Punk filed a countersuit for $600,000 in damages. By 2019, both lawsuits were settled and dismissed.

Since his departure in 2014, CM Punk has been very vocal about his feelings towards WWE. Whenever someone asked about WWE, he would passionately tell them he would “never go back.” You believed him. He walked out and did not go back. It took guts to stand up to WWE, which, in 2014, was the only real show in town. “CM Punk has to go back. Where else is he going to go?” He stayed out of the business.

As the years went by, CM Punk’s courage to stand up to WWE and quit when he felt he was treated unfairly was the standard-bearer for how you could get to do what you feel was right and leave WWE.

Along came AEW, a national TV wrestling product, and in 2021, the unthinkable happened: CM Punk was back in wrestling. On his first night back in Chicago, the United Center was sold out, and CM Punk told us that he “was never going to get healthy staying in a place that got me sick in the first place.”

Finding a way to make fun of WWE in future promos with MJF and others would be a part of CM Punk’s character. Hell, making fun of WWE would be a large part of who CM Punk was. That became his identity.

However, the honeymoon didn’t last long. Over the next two years, CM Punk’s run in AEW would be marred by suspensions and injuries that would eventually see him fired from the company in September. Could he possibly go back to WWE? The same company that made him sick, fired him on his wedding day, and made him miserable? No way! CM Punk would never go back there! Unlike all the others, the Hogans, the Harts, the Warriors, the Sammartinos, CM Punk was different. If he said it—he meant it—and that was that.

On November 25, 2023, CM Punk once again walked into a sold-out arena in Chicago, but this time he was back in WWE. How could CM Punk be such a hypocrite? Will he now be sucking a blood-money-covered dick in Saudi Arabia? Is this his final opportunity to main event night 4 of a BOGO free extravaganza?

WWE fans will tell you, “everyone comes back” and they’ll rattle off the names that I already mentioned above, but CM Punk claimed to not be like those guys.

He’s not a carny.

He claimed that he would be different and never go back.

These were his words, not mine.

It’s okay to acknowledge that CM Punk is a hypocrite while also being excited about his return to WWE. Both of those ideas can exist at the same time because they do.

CM Punk, whether a million guys did it before him or will do it after him, turned into a hypocrite when he agreed to go back to WWE.

Let’s not lose sight of the fact that the only reason he’s in WWE now is because AEW fired him. He doesn’t go back, at least not now, if he doesn’t act a fool and get fired. CM Punk already proved that he didn’t need WWE, when he stayed away for ten years. So why is he back now? Money? Spite? My gut tells me it’s both, but also because there is a wrestling war for talent going on right now, a war where there will be triumphs and casualties for both companies. We’ll never really know the truth, CM Punk proved we won’t get the truth from him, he proved to be just another carny in the carny business.

I guess after all these years, maybe we finally learned what the C-M stands for in the name CM Punk, my guess…

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