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CM Punk

QUITTING WWE

You're Screwing Me Out of WrestleMania Glory

1/29/2014 9:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0129-cm-punk-tmzWWE superstar CM Punk is QUITTING the organization, TMZ Sports has learned ... and sources tell us it's all because he's PISSED over the way the company wants to use him at "WrestleMania."

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ Sports ... Punk was livid when he learned officials scripted Batista to win the Royal Rumble ... because he feels Batista isn't in great wrestling shape and shouldn't be featured in the title match at the upcoming WrestleMania (the biggest event of the year).

We're told Punk feels he earned the right to be in the main event at WrestleMania -- because he's been wrestling tirelessly over the past year from house shows to overseas events. Punk was angry when he found out he'd be wrestling Triple H at WrestleMania instead of squaring off in the title match. 

Sources say ... Punk -- whose contract is up in July -- made the decision to leave WWE after "Monday Night Raw" -- and we're told that right now, he's very serious about his decision and has no plans to return.

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WildeaboutAusten    

I agree. I hate the way WWE brings in random "superstars" to draw a big audience and then crap on the guys that have been at every show working their as$es off. There is no way Bautista deserves to have the title match at WM. The WWE is slowly losing their dedicated fans over stunts like this.

246 days ago
17.

scott    

old man had to much wine

246 days ago
18.

blakhoode    

If that about Batista is true, Punk has a point. Batista was in the Royal Rumble match for about 5 minutes before he won and he was completely out of breathe, where as Punk was in it for over 45 minutes and was still going strong. WWE has never been big on pushing "indy stars", like Punk, Daniel Bryan and guys like Antonio Cesaro. Guys who know how to make it on their own without WWE's backing. Guys they know other companies would sign in a heartbeat.

246 days ago
19.

Jordan    

It is not really Wrestling when all the Matches are already Scripted.. Let me Guess the Writers are afraid to lose their Jobs so Congratulations HHH YOU WIN!!!!!!!!!!

246 days ago
20.

Janet BeCraft    

I'm not a big fan of CM Punk, but Iam shocked that he quitting WWE

246 days ago
21.

PUNKFAN    

**** YOU WWE

246 days ago
22.

Sarkis    

I think he actually did quit, but it is waiting for WWE to make a move to bring him back in. What I would like to see is WWE reach out to Austin and get him to call out Punk on his departure and challenge him to come back at WrestleMania against him in the main event. That would be an incredible twist to this story.

246 days ago
23.

IDGAF69    

Cant blame em in a way.. its gotta be frustrating to see these old part timers come in and get the glory and the fat paycheck for wrestling a few raws and wrestlemania.. it hurts the talent in the long run.. but him ****ting on his fans that pay to come see him regardless of his standin in the WWE who pay for his merchandise.. i lose alot of respect to him for that

246 days ago
24.

OwenTaylor    

Its bull. New and comeback stars getting better treatment than the established stars is crap. WWE is supposed to listen to the fans and now they're ignoring us for the bottom line. CM Punk, if you see this you can use my comment. You have my permission.

246 days ago
25.

Bobby Ryan    

I think HHH & Stephanie got their heads so far up each others arses, they have no idea whats best for business.or Wrestlemania. Batista headlining Wrestlemania, He's been gone for 4 yrs. He will get the same reaction of "boring" like HHH Vs. Scott Steiner years back. HHH hasnt wrestled in ages but is having a Wrestlemania match, despite no real story line ? Really? Brock Lesnar deserves to be on the card, just being Brock. They'll probably screw up that booking as well. Screwing Daniel Bryan from the Royal Rumble, caused boo chants throughout the entire Rumble. It was the worst Rumble in the Rumble history. No surprises, the worst match finishers, Batista winning after coming in #28. Roman Reigns and CM Punk should have finished it. CM Punk getting eliminated by Kane was bull****. Wasting at least 3 or more entries with Kevin Nash, the midget wrestler, and what in the hell with JBL. Idiots. CM Punk should be in the main event with Daniel Bryan and or Roman Reigns. I guess if everyone booing during the entire Royal Rumble is their idea of what's best for business, then they succeeded. If pissing off your top stars to the point of leaving, to bring in guys like Batista is best for business, then they're succeeding. If getting Mick Foley to re-act like so many other fans to the point of wanting to throw a brick through his TV while still under contract is best for business, then I guess HHH and Stephanie are winning. What a joke. Bring back Vince and fire HHH and Steph from running the show. They have no friggin clue.

246 days ago
26.

Renneta Orton    

WE WANT CM PUNK. WE WILL RIOT IF PUNK LEAVE WWE...
BATISTA SUCK.HE DON'T DESERVE TO BE IN ME AT WRESTLEMANIA XXX. SHAME ON YOU .....WE ARE SO UPSET :X:X

246 days ago
27.

bbwlover1969    

They launch their vaunted new WWE Network in less than a month and they're losing one of their top 3 (Cena, Bryan & Punk) stars. This has to hurt the company's bottom line. Swallow your pride Vince and realize what this will cost you in the long run.

246 days ago
28.

Ryan    

Honestly this is kind of stupid. Yea CM punk deserves it over batista but right now Daniel Bryan should get it since its what the people want. You figure punk would be content that he was one of the longest WWE champions in a long time. I do agree that bringing back Batista was bad as well as the whole Cena, Orton thing. I get why they keep going to Cena because love him or hate him he sells merchandise and everyone has an opinion to cheer him or boo him. Personally they should drop batista out of Championship spotlight for now and have him go against Brock Lesner at Wrestlemania in The beast vs The animal

246 days ago
29.

robby1988    

is this for real.

246 days ago
30.

eliktia    

Publicity stunt to hype up wrestle mania?i think......yes!

246 days ago
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