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Mick Foley Talks About CM Punk Being In Considerable Pain and Walking Out on WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley posted a new Facebook blog about CM Punk being in considerable pain for the past three years and Punk making the decision to walk away from WWE. Foley wrote:

“Yes, the response to that funny photo of CM Punk on a milk carton was incredible. While I respect everybody’s opinion – as long as it is given in a respectful way, I have to disagree with those out there who find great fault in Punk’s simply walk away. I am kind of like a ghost that drifts in and out of WWE, but in my past three years of drifting, I have never been to a WWE event where Punk was not in considerable pain. Ice packs, heating pads, and visits to the trainer were as much a part of his daily routine as eating. sleeping, and wrestling. Performing at that level, in that degree of pain was only possible when accompanied by the passion that turned an unlikely Indy kid into one of the greatest WWE superstars of his generation. Once that passions gone, then so are all of the things that made him great. I know what it feels like to go through the motions, and to do what needs to be done solely for the paycheck. It’s not pretty – and though I have not talked to Punk since the night before he left, I have to believe he has too much respect for what he does to let people see him going through the motions. If or when that day comes when CM punk returns to WWE, I hope it’s with that same passion that made so many of you care about him to begin with.”

  • Shawn OB

    I remember reading reports about him having a bad back before he left so I can’t blame him. I wish I had written about this in response to his leaving because I think it was a couple of years ago when I read about his back pain so who knows how he felt physically. He did what he had to do.

  • D2K

    Thanks Mick. Appreciate it. Maybe he could have at least said goodbye to the fans first but he didn’t so oh well. We can’t have everything we want in life. I just hope that he has found happiness and peace in whatever he is doing. Who’s to say that in a year he doesn’t come back bigger, stronger, and better than ever?

    I know from personal experience of burnout that after you had a chance to recharge your batteries and you get the hunger back again it’s like you are on super overload. Let him take his time and cool out. There is plenty of action going on in WWE right now to keep people occupied.