5 Reasons Why CM Punk Could Be Done With WWE for Good
5 Reasons Why CM Punk is Done With WWE
WWE fans were angry, shocked and flat out not happy about the ending to Sunday's Royal Rumble. But now just three days later, it seems that they hadn't seen anything yet.
As it turns out, Daniel Bryan's absence from the Rumble match was probably planned. It seems that Bryan 'getting screwed' is probably part of a storyline. But at the same time, WWE certainly didn't envision the backlash it would get by booking Batista in the Wrestlemania main event.
Now, those issues pale in comparison to what's unfolded with CM Punk.
Punk has reportedly left WWE for good. He supposedly told Vince McMahon that he was 'going home' and that he wouldn't be returning. But when you're talking about the world of fake wrestling, you have to wonder if it's all a big work. Remember, Punk was pretty much in this exact same place back in the summer of 2011.
At this point in time, all signs point to this NOT being a work. WWE reportedly had to re-write a good portion of the script for Monday Night Raw after Punk left, which seems plausible when you consider that they didn't even mention him on the broadcast. That fact is extremely odd when you look at what took place at the Rumble with him and Kane.
Did Punk leave because of how Daniel Bryan was booked at the Rumble? Did he leave because Batista was booked in the main event of Wrestlemania over him? Or is he just fed up with WWE, in general? I think this walk out by Punk is a combination of all the above. If it's not a work, here are five reasons why we may have seen the last of him in WWE:
He Doesn't Like the Creative Direction of WWE
Punk is a pro wrestler, not a sports entertainer. He knows dang well that the good old days of pro rasslin' aren't coming back any time soon.
He Doesn't Need the Money
By all accounts, Punk has saved his millions from WWE. If he doesn't have the drive to perform anymore, money is not going to lure him back.
He's Basically Done it All in the Wrestling Business
Punk has stated that his only remaining goal in pro wrestling is to main event Wrestlemania. While he technically hasn't achieved that, we all know that he basically main-evented WM 29 with Undertaker. But when you look at everything else that a superstar can accomplish, Punk has done it.
He Hates WWE Politics
Punk has gone on record with his thoughts on part-timers coming back to steal the Wrestlemania spotlight. They don't deserve it, but just like any other company, WWE 'does what's best for business.'
He's Always Said He Wouldn't Hang Around Too Long
Most fans don't realize that Punk is already 35-years old. On top of that, he's always maintained that he wouldn't be that guy who hangs around too long. If this is truly the end of his WWE tenure, it really wouldn't be that surprising.