CM Punk nonetheless doesn’t really feel fondly about WWE.
Punk was requested about Vince McMahon’s recent sudden retirement at Comedian-Con in San Diego, and was not of the opinion that the “tradition” would enhance.
“I don’t suppose the tradition there modifications in any respect,” Punk said. “It’s what it’s. I’ll put it to you want this. Oh boy, persons are going to be actual f—ing mad about this, however f–ok it. Mercedes [Sasha Banks] and Trinity [Naomi] go away, they announce on SmackDown that, ‘gosh darn, we’re so disenchanted in them, they actually let our followers down.’ Brock [Lesnar] splits. Comes again, clearly, I believe he labored the present [last Friday.] The place is Michael Cole saying, ‘Brock Lesnar actually let these followers down.’”
Because of the surreal nature of professional wrestling, we’ll by no means know if Lesnar really walked out of Smackdown when he heard of McMahon’s retirement, as reported by a number of wrestling retailers, or if this was a centrally deliberate angle to work each the general public in addition to most people who work on the firm. He returned on the finish of the present, to the obvious astonishment of the aforementioned announce workforce, and beat up the wrestler Idea.
Whether or not that was actual or scripted apart, Punk’s disdain for WWE stays palpable.
“I walked out,” he continued. “They went on TV and referred to as me a quitter. What’s modified? What’s the distinction? You’re going to assault these two poor ladies who had sufficient and walked. They’ve greater balls than all people there. What’s modified? There’s nothing a lot that has modified. There’s those who discuss it and individuals who do it. The individuals who lick the boots and have the audacity to say that about these two ladies. F—ing cowards and bootlickers. This s–t is ridiculous.”
Punk left WWE in 2014 after years of disenchantment with administration. After it appeared for a very long time like he would by no means return to skilled wrestling, he reached an settlement with AEW founder Tony Khan to hitch the promotion final yr.