WWE has been erasing CM Punk from their history books as they continue to edit him off of television and even posters he was on.
Nobody knows exactly what happened with Punk yet, but it sounds like he angered both Triple H and Vince McMahon a lot. Hopefully we’ll get to see the full picture soon, but for now we can only guess that Punk must have really pushed the buttons of both men for them to pretend he never existed.
Recently, fans saw that WWE stuck a post-it note on top of Punk’s face on the Royal Rumble 2014 poster. The poster was seen backstage when WWE was filming the Ultimate Warrior documentary. It was a bit childish for WWE to do that, though pretty humorous at the same time as well. WWE may not have blatantly buried Punk on TV, but these subliminal jabs are an indication that they are still angry about how he left the company.
The newest and possibly most childish thing they have done to erase Punk from memory is edit him off of the poster of last year’s SummerSlam PPV. Punk was on the SummerSlam 2013 poster along with other wrestlers riding on a roller-coaster. Punk wrestled on that card as he faced Brock Lesnar which was the best match from 2013. If people want to watch that PPV on the WWE Network, they can still watch the match but Punk’s face won’t be on the thumbnail poster.
I understand WWE not mentioning Punk’s name on current TV, but erasing him from past event seems a bit excessive and very childish. Punk is not Chris Benoit as all he did was leave the company. He’s not a criminal for doing that. Hopefully the full story comes out soon as it’s been three months now and nobody truly knows what happened between Punk, McMahon and Triple H.