World Wrestling Entertainment reportedly made a last minute pitch to disgruntle WWE Employee CM Punk for a possible return at the Payback pay-per-view in Chicago on June 1st, 2014.
The PPV has long passed and we did not see “The Straight Edge Superstar” return in his hometown of Chicago. CM Punk (Phil Brooks) walked out on the company on January 27th, 2014 after a backstage argument with upper management, Triple H and Vince McMahon.
Punk continues to insist that he is retired and is drawing a lot of comparisons within WWE to Shawn Michaels, who took off several years in his prime before returning.
A lot of people within WWE have been making this comparison for a while, noting that both have/had a “take my ball and go home” mentality.
It’s said that due to injuries and roster depth, Punk has more leverage than ever with WWE and the company would pretty much give him what he wants but he is not budging.
Punk will officially be a free agent next month when his contract expires depending if Vince McMahon renews his contract, there is a clause in Punks contract that allows WWE to renew his contract for not working the dates that he promised.
Close friend of Punk, Paul Heyman recently sat down with Chris Jericho on his weekly podcast entitled, “Talk is Jericho” and he noted that Punk just couldn’t “find the passion” anymore to work 350 days in a calendar year anymore as a WWE Superstar.
Heyman noted that Brooks was very unhappy and was so for years, he was “surprised he actually lasted as long as he did,” with the company.
For now it seems as we have seen the last of Phil Brooks in a WWE ring for the foreseeable future.
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