More on CM Punk’s hiatus from WWE; MMA group interested?
Jan 29, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
CM Punk met with Vince McMahon about thirty minutes before Raw went live. Apparently, McMahon was very busy on Monday, and didn’t get around to meeting with Punk until 7:30PM when he was told the former WWE champion was going home. The feeling was that there was a communication issue and lingering unresolved issues that dated back some time, probably most of the last year, combined with frustration regarding creative going forward and of late. Many in WWE have noted to us that Punk has not been happy with his creative.
The reason the Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio match on Raw went so long is because it came during the period laid out for Punk’s interview and had to go a second segment to cover the time.
Sheamus will be replacing Punk at all the Smackdown tapings where he was largely advertised as the main star.
Bellator has already expressed at least preliminary interest in him. He would be free and clear of any WWE contractual obligations in July.