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- Above is video of CM Punk speaking with CBS Cleveland's Chris Van Vliet at the AP Music Awards last night about how he feels, hosting the awards and more. Punk was asked if we will ever see him wrestle for WWE again. He replied: "No, no. No. Never, ever. Never, ever, ever. They're going to go crazy on Twitter, they're going to hold me to it and yea whatever."
  • D2K

    *cheer this man*

  • D2K

    The whole problem with Austin’s situation was that WWE management wanted Austin to lose in the first round of the KOTR ‘QUALIFYING’ tournament to Brock Lesnar. I can write an essay on how retarded that is but basically for two reason that makes no sense.

    1. You don’t give away a match like that for free (see Hogan/Goldberg 1998)
    2. What does a former KOTR ‘winner’ have any business AT ALL even being in the KOTR qualifying match, much less losing in the first round to a unproven rookie?

    So I do not blame Austin in any way, shape, or form for being disgusted because that situation was indeed disgusting. However, he had a contract and he should have done what they asked and then leave when his contract expired. That way there is NOTHING anyone could have said negatively about him and he still would be receiving residuals from WWE based on that particular contract. I’m sure he receives some residuals now for recent work he has done obviously, but for all the stuff in the Attitude Era he gets “nothing.”

    Austin didn’t really formally apologize for what he did until years later. Even when he came back in 2003 he still felt like what he did was 100% right. It’s just that he was ready to get back to work. On the DVD “WWE: Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time” produced in 2011 Austin STILL maintains he was justified in doing what he did, but he “probably” should have walked out. It wasn’t until recently on his podcast when addressing the CM Punk situation that he finally said that walked out was wrong “definitively.”

  • D2K

    Unfortunately people won’t. CM Punk is like the Brett Favre of wrestling. People said he was a self-centered prima-donna and couldn’t wait for him to go away. Yet when he took it upon himself to make decision or his own life rather than let those decisions made FOR HIM, people got their draws (that’s ‘drawers’ or ‘underwear’ :) all twisted in knots about it and if he so much as sneezes in the public eye it becomes a front-page story.

    I just hope that he continues to keep a low profile. That will deter propel from making up stories.

  • JAckh45

    Look at all you people.. honestly… one moment saying its a work.. then coming to terms and agreeing with him for leaving under “such difficult circumstances” and now you are all jumping for joy that hes gone…
    You are all worse scripted than the WWE story lines you all love to call are boring and repeating them selves…

    Fact is, its CM Punk, nothing about his career or life style has ever been predictable. And as for the WWE… they have been known to hire their most hated people just to make a buck in the past…
    You cannot rule out anything with either these 2 and that’s the truth.

  • oppa

    So AJ will lose the title at SummerSlam.

  • Stinger36

    Wrestling is an INDIVIDUAL based business. That’s why wrestlers are classified as independent contractors. Punk turned his back on no one. The only thing he left behind was money. Selfish??? You go on the road for 300 days a year, sacrifice your body night in, night out, sustain a concussion and countless other injuries and see if that doesn’t catch up with you. I commend CM Punk for getting out while he is still able to walk. If anyone is selfish its you for not understanding that he is a human being first that has to take of himself. AS for the business, everyone should be licking their chops that he is gone because a top spot opened up for someone else.

  • Stuart

    Good. Can we please stop talking about him now?

  • Solid

    Give it time, they’ll “give up” on people as they do and he’ll be jobbing to The Great Khali or Rusev on Main Event or something .

  • Kristopher Robinson

    He was feuding with Kane lol and also Triple H.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I don’t mean to nit pick, but the questioned was if he “was ever going to get into a squared circle again”, not if he’s ever going to WWE again.

  • Ray Myer

    I don’t see how. I mean Austin literally walked out in mid-storyline. CM Punk had nothing going on for him when he left.

  • Claud3Giroux

    I’ll be happy if he never returns. He turned his back on the locker room, on the company, and on his own fans. Yeah he can “do what he wants” but how selfish can this guy get? It’s a team effort, and he clearly only cares about himself. The business was fine before he got here and it will do just fine if he never comes back.

  • CC

    He said never ever ever in a mocking tone, then mentioned how it would blow up twitter and they would hold him to it.
    Blatantly doesn’t mean it. He may never go back, its true, but from the way he said that, he is not going to say it will never happen.
    News titles like this are just done for shock value. Typical tabloid style journalism.

  • Omar

    Its his life, he should do whatever he wants.

  • Timothy Davis

    That may have been one too many Nos or Nevers. lol. He over sold. He isnt stupid and in time he will realize there is lots of money to be made by returning. Plus, once his name dies down a bit and the mystery of him leaving dies down he won’t have as many opportunities and he will get bored.

  • D2K

    Sometimes you just get tired. There are time in life where we need to get away from things, hit the reset button, and reevaluate out lives. It’s a lot easier to deal with the grind of having to work in pain and constantly being on the road away from home when things are going great creatively. However when they aren’t then the full weight of it comes down on you and he couldn’t handle it. There are a lot of guys and gals who can.

    I think he picked the right time. There is a lot of young talent in WWE than needs to get ready to be the future. Look at all the development that happened since he left in some many people? Sometimes you need a purge at the top. When Hogan, Warrior, Savage, etc left in 1992-93 that opened the door for people like Bret, Owen, and HBK to get pushes. When Hall and Nash left in 1996 that opened the door for Austin, Foley, Triple H, and The Rock to become stars. It’s a cycle that happens a lot in wrestling.

  • ROB-1.

    I wish they would get rid of Bo Lieve.

  • D2K

    He was clearly trolling a little bit, but I think that it will be a very, very long time before he considers doing it again. He’s definitely content with staying away, and that’s fine. He’s moved on so the rest of us should as well. No hard feelings, all the best.

    One day he might stick his head in there, but it’s hard to go back once you get used to regular life again. You have to have that “itch” an a need to scratch it. Right now he is having too much fun doing stuff he couldn’t do while on the road.

  • AmishPatel

    :)

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I know what you’re saying, but personally, good riddance. I think Punk is very talented, but atleast Austin was man enough to say sorry to the fans and his coworkers. I think Punk acted extremly immaturely in how he handled that whole situation. I can see where he’d get upset by how things were going, but people tune in and paid money to see him and he should have butched up and just finished his contract after he healed for a little while. Sucks he’s gone, but glad he’ll stop bitching and threatening to quit.

  • Ray Myer

    Man does that suck if it’s true. I remember when a few weeks passed after Austin had left and I just felt a void when I turned on wrestling. I’ve felt it since CM Punk left. There truly are guys that transcend the business and Austin/Punk were two of them that I admired and adored watching. I really hope he does come back. I understand more than most how a business can screw you over and how you can only take so much but once you step away and make them see what you were bringing to the table each and every week? They’ll do a remarkable lot to get you back and keep you there.

  • Pissed Off Fan

    We just gotta BO-lieve!

  • Solid Snake

    Sarcasm at its finest.