WWE.com has posted that, following his brutally candid comments at the end of Monday Night RAW this week, CM Punk has been “suspended indefinitely” by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. WWE.com also posts that, with his WWE contract expiring in three weeks on July 17, this “suspension” brings Punk’s WWE tenure to an early end. The following is from WWE.com:
Raw’s abrupt conclusion Monday night was not due to technical difficulties. The decision to suddenly end the broadcast in that manner was made by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who gave this quote to WWE.com:
“CM Punk was suspended indefinitely for his unprofessional conduct as soon as Raw went off the air.”
With his WWE contract expiring on July 17, one can only assume that this suspension effectively terminates CM Punk’s tenure with WWE.
Following the main event of RAW, CM Punk grabbed a microphone and took a seat on the stage before doing a very open and honest worked shoot (talking openly about the real backstage happenings, including naming names and publicly discussing backstage politics, but it is somewhat sanctioned by the company). Among the things said by CM Punk were that John Cena, like The Rock and Hulk Hogan before him, is good at “kissing Vince McMahon’s ass”. Punk also called himself a “Paul Heyman guy” like Brock Lesnar, saying that Heyman saw something in him that no one else did. Punk stated that Vince McMahon could be a “billionaire” instead of a “millionaire” if Vince did not listen to his “yes men”, like John Laurinitis (the VP of Talent Relations).
Punk also verbally insulted the McMahon family, saying that he likes to think that the WWE will be better when Vince is “dead”, but then the company will be ran by Vince’s “idiotic daughter” (Stephanie McMahon-Levesque) and his “doofus son-in-law” (Triple H). Punk’s last full sentence was that he was going to tell a “personal story” about Vince McMahon before mentioning WWE’s “B.A. Star” campaign, which stands up against bullying. Upon mentioning the “bully campaign”, CM Punk’s mic was abruptly cut off before RAW abruptly ended.
Odds are this is just part of the storyline involving CM Punk leaving the WWE (which, as far as we can tell, he is) and Punk will likely be brought back in time for the Money-in-the-Bank pay-per-view in his hometown of Chicago. However, there is also the small possibility that Punk went too far with his worked shoot and Vince McMahon has legitimately suspended CM Punk, but more details should be out soon.
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